Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) – New

The HSE have implemented changes to RIDDOR in order to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences for all businesses.

Changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 have been made to calridy and simplify the reporting requirements, whilst ensuring that the data collected provides an accurate and useful picture of workplace incidents.

The change affects all employers including Self Employed.

The main changes are:

The classification of major injuries to workers has been replaced with a shorter list of specified injuries
The existing schedule detailing 47 types of industrial diseases have been replaced with just eight categories of reportable work related illness
Fewer categories of dangerous occurrences which require reporting

There are no significant changes to the reporting requirements and therefore the following is still required on each occassion:

Fatal Accidents Details
Accidents to non-employed persons including members of the public
Accidents resulting in a worker being unable to perform their normal range of duties for more than seven days
How an incident at work is reported and the criteria that determines whether an incident should be investigated

All accidents require a thorough investigation, no matter how minor, to prevent any re-occurrence. It is proven to be more cost effective by acting responsibly and pro-active and not re-active as costs for injured employees, lost time, fewer resources, fines and legal costs can multiply to excessive amounts.

RIDDOR compliance is a legal requirement for all companies. There are no changes to the method of reporting incidents at work and the principles of the Regulations remain the same.

A new HSE brief guide has been produced to help provide advice for managers which can be downloaded from here

The full RIDDOR 2013 document can also be downloaded from here – (This is the final document but has not yet been produced into a hard format)

Reporting an accident, injury and/or dangerous occurrence – please follow this link to the HSE Reporting page

Published Date: 1st October 2013
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