RIDDOR changes

Changes to the reporting procedure for RIDDOR changed 1 October 2013, but the forms are in the midst of change now. The law requires employers and other people in control of work premises must report and keep records of:

  • work related accidents which cause death;
  • work related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries);
  • diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases; and
  • certain ‘ dangerous occurrences’ (incidents with the potential to cause harm)

The changes in 2013 were simplification to the reporting requirements in the following areas:

  • the classification of ‘major injuries’ to workers replaced with a shorter list of ‘specified injuries’;
  • the previous list of 47 types of industrial disease is being replaced with eight categories of reportable work-related illnesses;
  • fewer types of dangerous occurrence require reporting.

At present they are currently in the process of updating the suite of RIDDOR forms listed below. As a result of the changes, when an updated form is accessed notifiers will no longer receive an email copy. If a copy is required the option to download pdf copy after the submission. Forms should be all completed by April 2019.

Only ‘responsible persons’ including employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises should submit reports under RIDDOR.

Incidents can be reported online but a telephone service is also provided for reporting fatal/specified, and major incidents only. The incident contact centre number is 0345 300 9923 (opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30-5pm.

For further information and guidance please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk.



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