FOI request (FOIR-143212870)
Specified injuries under RIDDOR
Requested Thu 12 September 2019
Responded Fri 04 October 2019I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. Can you please provide me with a list of "specified injuries" (http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/specified-injuries.htm) reported to you under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) as part of your responsibilities under The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998. I would like to receive the data from 2014 to the current day, with the information provided in a series of columns detailing: 1/ The date of the incident. 2/ The injured party's age. 3/ The specified injury sustained (bone fracture, amputation, blinding, crush, serious burns, scalping, loss of consciousness, injuries associated with working in an enclosed space). 4/ The industry sector. 5/ The name of organisation where the injury occurred. 6/ The post code where the injury was sustained. 7/ If the incident was investigated by the Local Authority or not.
ResponseThere are 173 accidents on our database and 15 of these are still live.
NOTICE OF REFUSAL
The information requested would require us to manually access and individually review each accident, this would far exceed the time limit set out by the Information Commissioner therefore under S12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 provides an exemption from the obligation to comply with a request for information if the estimated costs of complying with that request would exceed the prescribed appropriate limit.
We estimate that the costs of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit by a significant amount.For this reason we feel unable to comply with this request
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