HSE updates RIDDOR requirements for employers

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Requirements for employers responsible for reporting dangerous occurrences, and cases of disease in regulation 7 & 9, have been updated by the HSE.

It  says employers must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when :

  • An unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence.
  • A worker has been diagnosed as having COVID 19 and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work. This must be reported as a case of disease.
  • A worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus.

Further details may be found here about the changes to RIDDOR.

If you are unclear about the implications, please contact one of our health and safety consultants.