RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19 to HSE Below are the guidelines provided by the Health & Safety Executive. You must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when: an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence. a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID 19 and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work. This must be reported as a case of disease. a worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus. What to report Dangerous occurrences Read about RIDDOR regulation 7, Schedule 2 – Section 10 on legislation.gov.uk If something happens at work which results [More…]
The HSE published online today (31 October) the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain, including the following key annual figures (2017/18): 1.4 million working people suffering from work-related ill health 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016) 144 workers killed at work 555,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey 71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR 30.7 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury £15.0 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17)
The HSE Published online today (1 November) the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain and includes the following key annual figures (2016/17): 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related ill health 2,542 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2015) 137 workers killed at work 609,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey 70,116 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury £14.9 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2015/16) For further information visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/Statistics/index.htm?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
In June, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced the requirement for all workplace first-aiders to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from 31 December 2016. This is as a result of a change to the guidelines of the Resuscitation Council UK, which now state that when managing a casualty in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a first-aider must request an AED. Since 2009 LifeSaver Training has offered its clients FREE Automated External Defibrillation Training and certification on all its first aid courses and we are pleased to see that this vital life saving skill will be incorporated in the First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work syllabus.