Changes to RIDDOR 2012
Changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guide to RIDDOR has been updated to reflect the changes to reporting procedures from 6 April 2012. This new guide includes changes to the over-three-day reporting requirement under regulation 3(2) that became law on 6 April 2012 and means employers only have to report injuries that lead to an absence from normal duties of over-seven-days.
However, details of the over-three-day injuries listed in the new Schedule 4 to the regulations must still be formally recorded.
The HSE website, and the guidance, both make it clear that "Employers and others with responsibilities under RIDDOR must still keep a record of all over three day injuries – if the employer has to keep an accident book, then this record will be enough.”
The revised guidance can be found here (pdf 160kb)