RIDDOR our response to proposed changes
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Response: CD243 – Public consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify RIDDOR reporting requirements
The London Hazards Centre is against the proposal to remove the following reporting requirements:
- Cases of occupational disease, other than those resulting from a work related exposure to a biological agent.
- Non-fatal accidents to people not at work.
- Dangerous occurrences outside of higher risk sectors or activities.
- The reporting by self-employed persons of injuries or illness to themselves.
We believe that to prevent harm to workers good records must be kept, and knowing that more people are made ill by work than are injured we believe the requirement to report illness should remain.
We do not believe that low compliance with RIDDOR reporting regulations is a good reason for getting rid of the requirement; we believe it is a reason to put resources into making sure all businesses comply.