07 August 2012
Consultation opens on changes to RIDDOR
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting views on its plans to simplify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
Changes proposed to Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) will remove the duty to report in cases where the information is of little use or better collected in other ways.
The proposal is in response to a recommendation in professor Löfstedt's report in November 2011 that ambiguity over reporting requirements should be removed. The Common Sense, Common Safety Government report published in October 2010 also recommended a re-examination of RIDDOR to determine whether it was the best approach to providing an accurate national picture of workplace accidents.
This consultation on wider changes to RIDDOR follows injury reporting changes which took effect in April. Employers now have to report injuries that keep workers off normal duties for seven or more days, rather than three or more days.
The consultation is open until 28 October: click the link below to go to the consultation and complete the online questionnaire.
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