Turner Access Higher Safety Total Access
Total Access Ethentic Chipmunk Data
Chipmunk Data Turner Access Ethentic

RIDDOR 2013 GUIDE TO REPORTING PUBLISHED

Regulations designed to “clarify and simplify” injury etc reporting to regulator

A draft guide to the forthcoming Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulsations 2013 has been published (09/07) by HSE .

The proposed changes are said to “clarify and simplify the reporting requirements” whilst ensuring that the data collected “gives an accurate and useful picture of workplace incidents”. The main changes will be in the following areas:

  • Major injuries – classification replaced with a shorter list of ‘specified injuries';
  • Diseases – reduced to 8 eight categories of reportable work-related illness; and
  • Dangerous ccurrences – fewer types required to be reported.

The changes will not alter the current ways to report an incident at work and the criteria that determine whether an incident should be investigated will remain the same.

The guidance has been published to “allow businesses time to familiarise themselves with the changes” which should be implemented in October 2013 but remain subject to Parliamentary approval.

When is an injury the result of a work related accident?

HSE highlight that to be reportable an injury must be “as a result of a work related accident”. The guide goes on to provide the following advice on key issues the duty holder should consider in deciding if an accident is ‘work related':

“When deciding if the accident that led to the death or injury is work-related, the key issues to consider are whether the accident was related to:

  • the way in which the work was carried out;
  • any machinery, plant, substances or equipment used for work; and
  • the condition of the site or premises where the accident happened.

If any of the above factors were related to the cause of the accident, then it is likely that a reportable injury will need to be reported to the enforcing authority. If none of the above factors are satisfied, it is likely that you will not be required to send a report.”

UCATT warn changes downgrade reporting of workplace accidents

Construction union UCATT has warned that the proposed changes “will lead to a further downgrading in safety reporting”.

Steve Murphy, General Secretary of UCATT, said:

“The reduction in the requirement to report major injuries is dangerous. Many of these type of injury are potentially life changing for those involved. If companies no longer have to report them then they are less likely to take preventive measures to stop them re-occurring.

The proposals also downgrade the need to report injuries sustained by members of the public unless “they are taken from the scene of the accident to hospital for treatment for that injury” and even this is not required if they are taken to hospital as a precaution.

The requirement to report dangerous occurrences which don’t result in an accident (near misses) has also been reduced. There are now 21 types of dangerous occurrences which should be reported, previously there were 27 types of incident where reporting was required.

These changes are a further downgrading of the reporting of workplace accidents. The Government is determined to ensure that the reporting of accidents is so weak that they become meaningless. The Government says it wants to simplify accident reporting for employers, it is clear they don’t care about the consequences it has for workers.”

Latest Construction Health and Safety News

PRISON TERM FOR SOLE TRADER CONTRACTOR

Small contractor pays the price for failing to manage work at height hazards

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 19th October 2017

WORKMAN FELL THROUGH ROOF OPENING

Waterproof membrane concealed conservatory roof hazard

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 19th October 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 18th OCT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 19th October 2017

DEATH AND POORLY MANAGED RISK FINED £3.8 MILLION

Unstable precast concrete panels toppled MEWP and crushed operator

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 18th October 2017

DOING SAFETY DIFFERENTLY – THE MOVIE…

Reducing compliance bureaucracy and putting trusting in people

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th October 2017

WORKMAN FELL FROM EDGE OF UNGUARDED OPENING

Firm fined £95,000 over failure to assess and protect workers at height

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th October 2017

FITTERS FINGERS SEVERED BY UNGUARDED TABLE SAW

Compensation order for injured workman takes precedence over fine

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th October 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 11th OCT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 11th October 2017

ROOF WORKER FRACTURED BACK IN FRAGILE FALL

Fragile wood wool slabs failed to support weight of workman

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 11th October 2017

PRODUCTS: ELIMINATING HEALTH RISKS BY DESIGN

Innovative product eliminates key hazards for CDM 2015 designers

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 11th October 2017

DRIVER DIED WHEN CRUSHED BETWEEN VEHICLES

Firm failed to follow industry guidance on coupling and uncoupling

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 10th October 2017

WORKER LOSES HANDS AND FEET IN POWER LINE STRIKE

Director handed prison term over unsafe scaffolding operation

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 6th October 2017

INDUSTRY FORUM CONSIDERS DUMPER HAZARDS

CPA and CECA plan new guidance on Forward Tipping Dumpers

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 6th October 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 4th OCT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th October 2017

INCIDENT: UNDERGROUND CABLE STRIKE

Three treated for burns after power cable struck in London

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th October 2017

COUNCIL FAILED TO IMPLEMENT STATED HAVS POLICY

Fined £150k over failure to control and monitor hand-arm vibration hazard

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 5th October 2017

PROJECT MANAGER FINED OVER FAILURE TO MANAGE

Principal Contractor prosecuted alongside responsible manager

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 3rd October 2017

HSE CONSTRUCTION BLITZ GOES LIVE ON HEALTH RISKS

hselogo1Second phase of campaign looks for compliance on dust management

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd October 2017

UPDATE OF ALL HSE ASBESTOS ESSENTIALS GUIDANCE

HSE publish fresh guidance for Non-Licensed work with asbestos

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 27th September 2017

HSE FINALISES PRIORITIES ON HEALTH AND CDM

Clients and designers need to act on lung disease and other health risks

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 27th September 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 27th SEPT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 27th September 2017

SCAFFOLD INSPECTORS ISSUED FALSIFIED CERTIFICATES

Prosecution for two after workman fell from illegitimately signed off scaffold

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 25th September 2017

REVERSING EXCAVATOR CRUSHED WORKMAN

Lack of management system to segregate pedestrians and vehicles

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 21st September 2017

CLIENT FINED £2.5 MILLION AFTER CONTRACTOR DEATH

Fatal fall through roof leaves client responsible for massive fine

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 21st September 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 20th SEPT 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 20th September 2017
Turner Access Chipmunk Data
Total Access Ethentic
Higher Safety Turner Access