Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) reporting is a simple and straightforward procedure for any accident that needs to be reported to the HSE. The HSE have produced a guide on the RIDDOR Regulations, covering what needs to be reported, who should report the accident and how to go about it.
The law says that any work near electric overhead power lines must be carefully planned and carried out to avoid danger from accidental contact or close proximity to the lines.
The precautions necessary will depend on the nature of the work at the site and will be required even when work near the line is of short duration.
Safety can be achieved by a combination of measures: Read more
From 1st October 2013 the requirements to report accidents to the HSE under RIDDOR have changed. The main changes will be to simplify the reporting requirements in the following areas:
- The classification of ‘major injuries’ to workers replaced with a shorter list of ‘specified injuries’
- The existing schedule detailing 47 types of industrial disease to be replaced with eight categories of reportable work-related illness
- Fewer types of ‘dangerous occurrence’ will require reporting Read more
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