Regulatory changes have made it simpler for organisations to comply with Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR).
The changes are intended to clarify and simplify reporting requirements, while ensuring accurate collection of accurate data of workplace incidents.
Key changes include
- The replacement of 'major injuries' to workers with a shorter list of 'specified injuries'
- Eight categories of reportable work-related illness now replace 47 types of industrial disease
- Fewer types of 'dangerous occurrence' require reporting
All employers, including the self-employed, are affected by the changes. Employers still have a legal duty to ensure staff receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
Further information is available from the HSE website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/