Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)

There have been changes to the reporting requirements for RIDDOR. RIDDOR puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).
From the 6th April 2012 the reporting requirement in RIDDOR for over-three day injuries has been revised. The reporting point has increased from more than three days to more than seven days incapacitation. (Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work.)
Under RIDDOR the Responsible Per is still required keep a record of all over- three day injuries. (This would normally be recorded in the Accident Book)
The deadline by which the over-seven day injury must be reported has also increased to 15 days from the day of the accident.

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