The HSE are currently updating their suite of RIDDOR forms and aim to have this work completed by the end of April. While the requirements to report remains unchanged the online forms themselves are being refreshed to give them a more contemporary look.
A further change is that once the RIDDOR form is submitted to HSE the notifier will no longer automatically receive an email copy of the submitted form, there will be an option on the HSEs website to download a PDF copy of the report once the report has been submitted.
It is recommended that employers file a copy of the RIDDOR report along with the corresponding accident and investigation reports and any other relevant supporting documentation (e.g. post-accident photographic evidence, witness statements, relevant risk assessments and training records) all of which should be kept for a minimum of three years as these documents may be required to defend a subsequent personal injury claim.
If you have any questions on any of the issues raised in the above article please contact Gary Foggo.