Changes to Riddor

New reporting arrangements under RIDDOR - Date of Effect : 12th September 2011

From 12th September 2011, there will be new arrangements for notifying the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of work-related injuries and incidents, which have to be reported uder the Reporting of Injuries,Diseases and Dangerous Ocurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR). Reports will have to be submitted online via a suite of seven forms, available on the HSE website. It will be no longer possible for employers to report incidents by email, post or fax.

There is an exception. The HSE recognises that when a traumatic event occurs, there is a need for personal interaction. For this reason, in the case of fatal and major injuries and incidents, employers can choose to report online or by telephone to the HSE Incident Contact Centre (on 0845 300 9923)

The new arrangements are an attempt by the HSE to make the process of reporting injuries and incidents under RIDDOR quicker and easier. Employers must ensure that those responsible for health and safety have access to online facilities and are familiar with the RIDDOR section of the HSE website. According to the HSE, the revised online reporting forms will be interactive, intuitive and easy for people to use. An online help facility will also be provided.