The reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) requires employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences.
These reports simply let the relevant enforcing authority know that an incident has occurred so they can identify where and how risks arise, and whether they need to be investigated. This allows the enforcing authorities to prioritise their work helping dutyholders understand what they need to do to manage risk in the workplace. For guidance on what, and how, to report, you can visit the HSE website.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that its suite of RIDDOR Forms is being refreshed; moving to a more modern platform to improve user experience and give an enhanced look and feel. The reporting requirements however, will remain unchanged.
A feature of the new forms is that once a report has been submitted to the RIDDOR database, an email copy will no longer be automatically sent by the system to the notifier email address.
If required, the notifier has the opportunity to download a copy of their form at the point of submission, otherwise a copy will not be received.