October 2, 2013

Changes to RIDDOR Regulations 'Go Live' 

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 come into force on 1st October. The HSE consulted on proposals for new, simplified regulations, based on recommendations in the Lofstedt report and SHP Online privdes a useful overview of the changes.

The main changes made by these Regulations relevant to workplace violence incidents are:

  • A simplified and shortened list of specified reportable injuries ("major injuries") to workers sustained as a result of a work-related accident.
  • A clarified and shortened list of reportable dangerous occurrences (near-miss events).

No changes are being made to:

  • Recording requirements;
  • Reports of fatal accidents;
  • Reports of accidents involving non-workers including members of the public;
  • Reports of accidents which incapacitate workers for more than seven days;