Thanks to SOA Safety for alerting us to these recent developments:-
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Change – 6 April 2012
From 6 April 2012, subject to Parliamentary approval, RIDDOR’s 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 enough.
The deadline by which the over seven day injury must be reported will increase to 15 days from the day of the accident.
Updated asbestos rules will affect non-licensed work
The HSE has made what it describes as "fairly limited" changes to the control of Asbestos Regulations to bring them into line with EU law. Most of the existing requirements under the Regulations remain the same, with the updates only affecting some types of non-licensed work, which now incur additional notifications, medical surveillance and record-keeping requirements.
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