Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979
“Every employer shall take reasonable steps to investigate the circumstances of every accident of which notice is given to him or to his servant or agent in accordance with the provisions of regulation 24…”
This requires employers of 10 or more people (employed at the same time at the same business premises) to…
(a) keep readily accessible a means (whether in a book or books or by electronic means), in a form approved by the Secretary of State, by which a person employed by the employer or some other person acting on his behalf may record the appropriate particulars; and
(b) keep any such records for at least three years from the date they were first entered.
It is regulation 25(3) that places the duty on employers to keep Accident Books.