Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
Changed – 6 April 2012
Historically if an employee was off for three consecutive days following an incident at work then the business was responsible for ensuring it was reported to the HSE within 10 days.
As of 6 April 2012, the trigger point for RIDDOR reporting has increased from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened).
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.
The deadline by which the over seven day injury must be reported has increased to 15 days from the day of the accident.
What the business must do:
- Review the H&S manual Review the accident policy
- Review the accident form
- Review content of training courses
- Ensure changes are documented appropriately.
- Communicate changes to employees and managers with specific incident reporting responsibilities.
- Realign how the business analyse incidents and how they are recorded at board level.