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HSE releases details of RIDDOR changes

10th July 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released details of changes to the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR).

These alterations will clarify and simplify the reporting requirements, while guaranteeing that the data gathered provides an accurate and useful picture of workplace incidents.

In order to give organisations time to familiarise themselves with changes, HSE has released information to support dutyholders with the requirements, which are subject to parliamentary approval.

These main changes will simplify the reporting requirements in the classification of major injuries, while the existing schedule detailing 47 types of industrial disease are to be replaced with eight categories of reportable work-related illnesses.

However, there will not be any substantial changes to the reporting requirements for fatal accidents, accidents to non-workers and accidents resulting in workers being unable to perform their normal range of duties for over seven days.

It is hoped that the alterations will require fewer incidents to be reported overall and it is believed that it will lead to a net benefit of £5.9 billion over a ten-year period.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801610325-ADNFCR


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