RIDDOR – Change from 6th April 2012

From 6th April 2012 subject to Parliamentary approval, RIDDOR’s over three day injury reporting will change. From then the trigger point will increase from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day of the accident.

Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work. Employers and others with responsibilities under RIDDOR must still keep a record of all over three day injuries, if the employer has to keep an accident book, then this record will be enough.

The deadline by which the over seven day injury must be reported will increase to 15 days from the day of the accident.

Fatal and Major injuries only must still be notified by telephone to the Incident Contact Centre 0845 300 9923. Reporting of Fatal, Major Injuries, Dangerous Occurrences can be completed using the appropriate report on www.hse.gov.uk/riddor

If you need assistance getting to grips with the amendments to the RIDDOR regulations and to ensure that your health and safety policy reflects these changes, call us to discuss how we can help.

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