Changes to RIDDOR!

On the 6th April 2012 changes will come into force relating to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrances Regulations.

These changes will relate to the period of lost time following an injury. The current requirement is for the Employer to report to the HSE, any injury which results in the injured employee being unable to carry out their normal duties for more than three days.

>From the 6th April the trigger point for reporting such injuries will increase from 3 days to 7 days (not counting the day of the injury)

There is still a requirement that employers keep a record of any injuries resulting in over three days lost time but these will not require reporting to the HSE unless they reach the 7 day trigger point. A record in the accident book will be enough in these cases.

There are to be no changes to the other reportable categories of reportable injuries or dangerous occurrances.

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