RIDDOR Guidance Updated

RIDDOR, The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, have been update with new guidance. While this guidance doesn’t change the law it’s self it’s intended to help businesses in complying with the regulations.

The key changes are:

  • Main changes to the guidance include:
  • More direct links to guidance on the various types of reportable
    incidents to help you decide whether a report is required
  • Improved guidance on who should and should not report under
  • Improved guidance on what is meant by a ‘work-related’ accident
  • Information on when an occupational disease is not reportable
  • Increased clarity on when an ‘over-7-day’ absence should be
  • Main changes to the online forms include:
  • The questions have been reordered to bring questions about the
    ‘severity of injuries’ to the beginning. This will help you quickly
    decide if your incident is reportable
  • Pop-up messages will now redirect you if the incident is not
  • Guidance has been improved throughout the forms to make them
    easier to use
  • Injured or affected people now have an increased number of
    options when completing the gender field

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