LAST CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON RIDDOR CONSULTATION
The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) consultation on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations (RIDDOR) closes on the 28th October, meaning contractors have just four weeks left to make their voices heard.
The changes being proposed will remove the duty to report in cases where the information is of little use or better collected through other means. In practice, this means that self-employed people will no longer have to report injuries or illness to themselves, and the removal of the requirement for employers outside of high-risk sectors to report dangerous occurrences, along with the necessity to report most occupational diseases.
All businesses would still need to report all fatal injuries to workers or members of the public as a result of work activity and report major injuries to workers.
The consultation on wider changes to RIDDOR follows similar changes which took place in April, which mean that employers now only have to report injuries that keep workers off normal duties for more than seven days, rather than three days.
The consultation on proposals to change RIDDOR reporting requirements from 2013 is open until 28 October 2012. The full document can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd243.htm.