Changes to RIDDOR 6 April 2012
20 March 2012
From 6 April 2012, subject to Parliamentary
approval, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences
Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) over three day injury reporting
requirement will change. From then the trigger point will increase
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
The deadline by which the over seven day injury must be reported
will increase to 15 days from the day of the accident.
New guidance that
explains the change will be available to download from the HSE
website on 16 January 2012.