Should accident reporting be changed?
Posted by Jason Nicholls
Changes to accident reporting may cause businesses to update their health and safety signs
Alterations to how businesses report work-related accidents have been supported by representatives of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Roughly 65 per cent of IOSH members backed government proposals that would see a move away from the three-day injury reporting system to one that is instead seven days long.
IOSH head of policy and public affairs Richard Jones said: "Health and safety needs to seen to be proportionate, with the amount of time and energy spent on reporting accidents reflecting the severity of the failures."
The number of serious accidents that are reported by employers also need to increase, Mr Jones remarked.
This year's Safety and Health Expo could be the opportunity for businesses to explore how they can make their workplaces less hazardous.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents will be one of the groups represented at the event, and will have a stand that is named the home of health and safety.
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