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BY Thomas Elliott
Health & Safety
BG Orange

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) will be changing the way in which certain reportable incidents must be reported to them.

RIDDOR reportable injuries and incidents will have to be notified to the HSE via their website as of 12th September 2011.  One exception will be in the case of fatal or major injuries, where organisations will still be able to do so by telephone as a recognition of the personal and prompt response such situations require.

An announcement was made by the HSE shortly after the close of the consultation period on amending the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 in line with recommendations made by Lord Young in his recent review of health and safety regulations.

From September, the HSE’s website will host seven forms in order to make the statutory reporting of work-related injuries, diseases, dangerous occurrences and gas related incidents quicker and easier.

The HSE also advised that it will be terminating its Infoline telephone service at the end of September.  This is a result of efficiency measures and they will be encouraging organisations and members of the public who are looking for guidance and information to log on to the HSE website.

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