Subject to approval by MPs, the RIDDOR regulations will change from 6 April 2012. RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 which all employers must comply with.
As the legislation stands, organisations must report over-three-day injuries to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The proposed changes are to move this to over seven-day injuries.
All injuries must be reported within 15 days of the incident or accident, which is an increase of 10 days on the current time limit.
However, if you have an instance where an employee is unable to attend work for more than three consecutive days you must still record this. It is good practice to have an accident book to record all injuries in the workplace which include incidents involving employees, customers, visitors and suppliers.
If you require a review of your existing health and safety practices please contact us