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HSE confirms new legislation changes

29th October 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced two revised health and safety regulations.

It has simplified the reporting of workplace injuries and introduced greater flexibility for managing the provision of first aid training, with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 being altered to remove the need for HSE to approve training and qualifications.

Changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 have also been announced in a bid to clarify reporting requirements, guaranteeing collected data offers an accurate picture of workplace incidents.

"Neither change alters the duties and responsibilities already placed on employers. For example, businesses still have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work," the HSE explained.

The changes to RIDDOR 1995 do not impact how an incident at work is reported, or the criteria for investigating an incident. ADNFCR-2754-ID-801654553-ADNFCR


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