Back in August we announced that the HSE had launched a consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
The 12 week consultation is looking at how businesses comply with the requirement of the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (as amended) (RIDDOR).
This is the direct result of the recommendations in the October 2010 Government Report “Common Sense, Common Safety” and the 2011 Löfstedt report ‘Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation’.
The proposals will re-examine whether RIDDOR is the best approach to providing an accurate national picture of workplace accidents and is part of the HSE’s drive to make it easier for businesses and other users to understand what they need to do to comply with health and safety law.
The consultation period ends on 28 October 2012, so there is still time to have your say. The consultation document and how to respond can be found on the HSE website.