Archive Riddor

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Free Accident & Investigation Guide

A very useful free guide has been published by SHP to help you through what is needed for accident and investigations. Remember that thorough accident investigation should identify all immediate, underlying and root causes, thereby providing a foundation for developing control measures to eliminate these causes. This should result in a continual improvement in health and safety management. The guide covers the following: Why investigate accidents? The Immediate, Underlying and Root Causes of...
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Callsafe Services Newsletter

Click the link below to read our partner's - Callsafe Services - latest newsletter. There is a section about the latest changes to RIDDOR and Events. Link: http://www.callsafe-services.co.uk/newsletter/september/
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Draft Guidance on NEW RIDDOR

The HSE has published details of planned changes to RIDDOR 1995, which aim to clarify and simplify the injury-reporting requirements for businesses. The changes follow a recommendation by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his report 'Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation'. Although the process for implementing the changes is on track for implementation from October 2013, they remain subject to Parliamentary approval. See more at October 2013...
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The Big Book of Accident Prevention

RoSPA has unveiled groundbreaking evidence that shows accidents are the top cause of preventable, premature death for most of our lives. The research was recently presented in Westminster to a group of politicians, journalists, civil servants and health professionals. As a result, RoSPA is now calling for accident prevention to be made the number one priority for public health in England. They have published the Big Book of Accident Prevention and ask for everyone to spread the news. Please visit...
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RIDDOR Review Comes To A Close

Consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify RIDDOR reporting will shortly be coming to an end so if you have any views on proposals to simplify and clarify how businesses comply with the requirements under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations please put your ideas forward as soon as possible. Consultation began on 2 August 2012 and ends on 28 October 2012. You can view and respond to the consultation at RIDDOR Consultation
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RIDDOR Consultations Begin

The HSE has opened two separate consultations on proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law and simplifying the RIDDOR reporting requirements. The proposal to relieve certain self-employed people of health and safety legal obligations addresses one of the most controversial aspects of Professor Löfstedt's review. Since launching his report in November last year, the professor and the HSE have been at pains to stress that the exemption will not extend to those...
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What if you didn't notify the HSE about a notifiable project?

There is an interesting discussion on the HSE Construction Forum. With the lack of HSE 'to cover' all the works happening at the moment a query was raised that if you were undertaking a fairly low risk project and the works went over the threshold to make it a notifiable project but a CDM-C was not appointed what would the HSE do – even if the works completed without accident or injury? If there was a major accident then the situation is obvious and the Client would be prosecuted accordingly.
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Latest Statistics on Fatal Injuries 2011/12

The HSE has now published the provisional data regarding fatal Injuries for the period April 2011- March 2012. The data suggests a leveling-off in the previous downward trend over the last four years. Is this down to better health and safety activity or the lessening on construction work happening at the moment? For a full review see hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals
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HSE Latest Figures

The HSE have published the latest fatal injury figures (based on RIDDOR) for the period up to December 2011 for deaths to workers and members of the public in the workplace. Showing the continuance of a 'downward trend' - does this mean we are getting better within construction? Many think not as the amount of construction work continues to fall.
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RIDDOR Reporting Change

Many of our readers will want to note the changes in RIDDOR reporting. As of 6 April 2012, the reporting requirement in RIDDOR for over-three-day injuries has changed. The trigger point has increased from over three days' to over seven days' incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). There is a supporting leaflet available from the HSE.
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Changes to RIDDOR Reporting

Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) is to change on the 6 April 2012. From April 2012 the trigger point will increase from over three days to over seven days of incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work. New guidance that explains the change...
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RIDDOR Change is Bad News, Lawyer Warns

SHP (Safety & Health Practitioner) has reported that a proposed change under RIDDOR 1995 to report incidents that lead to a worker being incapacitated for more than seven days rather than three days, as is currently the case, has been described as a potential retrograde move for health and safety. A recommendation first made by Lord Young last year in his report - Common Sense, Common Safety - Steffan Groch, explained that the Conservative peer had identified a less-than desirable...
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RIDDOR Changes - Chance to Respond

We are currently in a three month period of consultation on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. Changes to RIDDOR were recommended in Lord Young's report on health and safety published last year, which among other issues contained a proposal to increase the threshold for reporting workplace injuiries to seven days. The consultation paper is available online at CD233 - Proposed amendment to RIDDOR and the deadline for responses...
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Have Your Say On Amending RIDDOR

SHP reports that the consultation on amending the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) in line with the proposals made by Lord Young last year is now live. All interested parties are invited to submit their views on the proposed amendments by visiting the 'current consultations' area of the HSE website and clicking on CD233 - Proposed amendment to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR). The consultation...
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Fear led to Network Rail RIDDOR irregularities

A recent artilce in SHP states "Hundreds of workplace injuries were not declared by Network Rail over a five-year period because staff and contractors were fearful of the consequences if they reported them, an independent report has concluded". We all know that many accidents go unreported and what we see is 'the tip of the iceberg'. Its a shame though as it makes a mockery of yearly statistics. For more on this see SHP Online
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