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HSE  RIDDOR changes its reporting process

HSE RIDDOR changes its reporting process

1 June 2012 Email this article

From April 6th, the HSE RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences) has changed its reporting process. The point of reporting injuries has now increased from over three days, to over seven days’ incapacitation, (excluding the day on which the accident occurred). Incapacitation signifies that the employee is absent, or unable to carry out the work that they would ordinarily be expected to do.

Anyone responsible for health and safety within the workplace, such as employers and managers, is required to report and keep a record of workplace injuries under RIDDOR. This includes work-related deaths, serious injuries, cases of diagnosed industrial disease, as well as dangerous occurrences, (near miss accidents).

Those responsible for this are still required to maintain a record of over three day injuries, in an accident book or similar. The deadline for the over seven day injury reporting has also increased to fifteen days from the date of the accident.

You can find a new leaflet explaining the change here,

‘Reporting accidents and incidents at work’.