8th April 2020

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…]

Release date for Health and Safety Statistics 2013/14

1st October 2014

The annual Health and Safety Statistics release will be on Wednesday 29 October 2014. RIDDOR The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations underwent a legal change on 1st October 2013.  As a consequence, many of the published RIDDOR statistics for the latest year (2013/14) will be affected.  As the change took effect half-way through the 2013/14 planning year, any impacts will broadly be half that expected for a full year.  Briefly, these changes will affect statistics of: Non-fatal injuries to workers.  The previous ‘major’ injury definition changed to ‘specified’ injury; although the separate ‘over-7-day’ injury category did not change in 2013 (it changed in 2012), there may also be a small knock-on effect to the statistics of this classification. Fatal injuries to non-workers – the requirement to report suicides [More…]