RIDDOR changes

From 1 October, there are changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR). The intention is to simplify reporting requirements in areas of major injuries (where there is a shorter list of “specified injuries”), industrial disease (where eight categories of reportable work-related illness replace 47 specified conditions), and dangerous occurrences (fewer types need to be reported).

Reporting requirements for fatalities, accidents to members of the public, and accidents resulting in incapacity from normal work for more than seven days are unchanged. There is also an obligation to record (but not to report) injuries that cause a worker to be incapacitated for more than three days. More information can be found in free leaflet INDG453, downloadable from http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg453-rev1.pdf

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