HSE consults on simplifying RIDDOR

Posted: 6th August 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a 12-week consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify how businesses comply with the requirements under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).

danger demolitionThe proposed revisions are intended to ensure that the primary purposes for which information is reported continue to be achieved, whilst removing reporting requirements where the information is not put to significant practical use by regulators and/or can be obtained more easily from other sources.

The review forms part of the HSE’s work to make it easier for businesses and other users to understand what they need to do to comply with health and safety law, following recommendations made in Professor Löfstedt’s independent review of health and safety legislation.

The proposals also seek to implement the changes recommended in the 2010 Government Report, ‘Common Sense, Common Safety’, by re-examining whether RIDDOR is the best approach to providing an accurate national picture of workplace accidents.

The consultation document can be found here. Consultation closes on 28 October 2012.