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HSE launches consultation on Riddor changes

August 7th, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a consultation into changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Riddor).

Its alterations will remove the duty for employers to report information that is of limited use or could be better collected in other manners.

For example, self-employed traders would no longer have to issue reports on harm to themselves, while occupational diseases incurred outside of high-risk sectors or activities would no longer require employers to create Riddor reports.

However, the alterations would still make it necessary for all injuries incurred by members of the public to be detailed, as well as all major and fatal injuries to employees.

The consultation began on August 2nd and concludes on October 28th, with the proposals a response to the government’s Loftstedt report entitled “Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety regulation”.

HSE consultation manager David Charnock said: “The proposals do not indicate any change in HSE’s policy or strategic objectives.”

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