HSE reporting change reduces paperwork for British firms

A change to the rules on reporting workplace injuries will save British firms thousands of hours completing official paperwork. Employers now no longer have to report injuries which keep workers off normal duties for seven or fewer days.

The change to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 should see a fall of around 30 per cent in the number of incidents that must be reported by law – an average of around 30,000 fewer reports a year. Employers have also been given a longer period in which to report, increasing from 10 to15 days from the time of the incident

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