The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that their suite of RIDDOR forms is being refreshed, ‘moving to a more modern platform to improve user experience’.
RIDDOR puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).
The new forms are not for use in Northern Ireland. Reporting of incidents that happen there remain the same and should be reported separately to HSE NI.
One of the main changes is that an email copy will no longer automatically be sent to the notifier’s email address, once a report has been submitted. Instead, the notifier can download a copy of their form at the point of submission. If this is not requested, then a copy of the report will not be received.
New Occupational Disease, Dangerous Gas Fitting, Dangerous Occurrence, Dangerous Occurrence Offshore and Injury Offshore forms are now available, however, the final two forms – Flammable Gas and Injury – will not be updated until the end of April 2019.
Reporting requirements remain unchanged and guidance on what, and how, to report, is available by visiting the HSE website