Policy Submissions

S890 - Proposed Amendments to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)

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Consultation on Proposed Amendment to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR): IET comments to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).


Abstract The IET does not believe that nationally the claimed benefits of increasing the reporting threshold to seven days (as opposed to the current three days) will outweigh either the perceived disadvantages for regulated industries with well-established reporting procedures, or improve the acknowledged high level of under-reporting. Furthermore, any move to seven-day reporting will result in loss of data pertaining to accidents where return to work is under this period. This will make it more difficult for regulators to analyse both types and causes of accidents, and industry sectors to determine the greatest risk areas.

Submission Details Submitted on 09 May 2011 to Health and Safety Executive (HSE)


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