It is a requirement of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979 to record any injury at work, including minor injuries. The accident book should be kept in a central location in the workplace, and may be inspected by enforcing officers. All employers (except for very small companies) must keep an accident book.
It is mainly for the benefit of employees, as it provides a useful record of what happened in case you need time off work or need to claim compensation later on. But recording accidents also helps your employer to see what is going wrong and take action to stop accidents in future.
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The Commercial Team
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