It has been reported that the Health and Safety Executive are to carry out a three month consultation on proposals which would see the RIDDOR process amended.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013
In 2010 a government report recommended that the Health and Safety Executive re-examined the RIDDOR process, following concerns that it was not providing a true reflection of national workplace accidents.
A year later, an alternative report raised concerns about the RIDDOR process, notably that the categories for reporting accidents were overly complicated; whilst the reporting of accidents involving members of the public were considered problematic.
Under the consultation, whilst the majority of RIDDOR will remain unchanged, proposals have been put forward which would influence the reporting of occupational diseases and injuries sustained to people at work.
The proposals suggest that reporting of occupational diseases should be removed, unless relating to work-related exposure to a biological agent; whilst proposals have also been put forward which will see the current list of categories amended to align with the Health and Safety Executives incident selection criteria.
In addition, the proposals also suggest that injuries to the public should not be reported via the RIDDOR process.
Whilst the proposals will make the reporting of work related injuries easier, our personal injury specialists are on hand to offer legal advice to those who have been injured in the workplace.
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