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Accident reporting goes online

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Statutory reporting to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of work related injuries and incidents under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) has moved to an online system.

“As of early September revised online forms have made the reporting process quick and easy,” said Peter Walker, BCSA Health, Safety & Training Manager.

Fatal and major injuries and incidents can still be reported to the HSE’s Incident Contact Centre by using Tel: 0845 300 9923.

Meanwhile, the HSE Board has agreed to recommend to the Minister that RIDDOR is changed to increase the lost-time injury reporting threshold from three days to seven days and to extend the deadline for reporting from 10 days to 15 days.

Over three day injuries would still have to be recorded and this is likely to become law on 6 April 2012

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