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Changes to RIDDOR 2013

From 1 October 2013, RIDDOR 2013 comes into force, which introduces significant changes to the existing reporting requirements. The main changes are to simplify the reporting requirements in the following areas:

  • the classification of ‘major injuries’ to workers is being replaced with a shorter list of ‘specified injuries’;
  • the previous list of 47 types of industrial disease is being replaced with eight categories of reportable work-related illness;
  • fewer types of dangerous occurrence require reporting.

There are no significant changes to the reporting requirements for:

  • fatal accidents;
  • accidents to non-workers (members of the public);
  • accidents which result in the incapacitation of a worker for more than seven days.
    Recording requirements remain broadly unchanged, including the requirement to record accidents resulting in the incapacitation of a worker for more than three days.