Consultation on Proposed Amendment to RIDDOR

21 Apr 2011

The HSE is proposing to extend the 'over three day' reporting for an injury to over seven consecutive days.  Accident statistics have been collected by the SWA since 1995 in order that the industry can monitor closely trends in health and safety performance, identify particular strengths and weaknesses and focus on areas for improvement.  The SWA's response expresses support for the proposal and believes it should reduce the amount of reportable accidents and simplify paperwork.  It will also allow companies to focus on serious accidents.