Health and safety legislation

Further to Lord Young’s report on reducing the burdens of health and safety legislation, consultation on amending the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) has taken place.

Comments are presently being evaluated on a proposal to change the period of incapacitation after which an injury to a person at work must be reported to the enforcing authority. The current over three-day period is expected to rise to over seven days.

The logic behind this proposal can be seen at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd233.htm and a decision is expected later in the year.

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