Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
As of 6 April 2012, RIDDOR’s over-three-day injury reporting requirement has changed. The trigger point has increased from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened).
Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work.
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 deadline by which the over-seven-day injury must be reported has also increased to fifteen days from the day of the accident.
A new HSE leaflet Reporting accidents and incidents at work explains the changes at what you need to do now.
You can also report anything under RIDDOR to the new "Incident Contact Centre" at Caerphilly, by telephone, Internet, fax or hardcopy. You can still report directly to your enforcing authority by phone or on form 2508, these will be forwarded to the ICC for processing. If you report the incident via the Internet or telephone service you are still required to keep a record of the event so visiting officers can inspect them.
Postal reports should be sent to:
Incident Contact Centre
Caerphilly Business Park
Internet Reports please go to: www.riddor.gov.uk
By phone Monday to Friday 08.30 -17.00: 0845 300 9923
By Fax: 0845 300 9924
By email: email@example.com