RIDDOR (Reporting of Injury, Disease, Dangerous Occurrence Regulations)

From 6 April 2012, the requirement to report over-three-day injuries will change to seven days. From April, you only have to report injuries that lead to a worker being incapacitated for more than seven consecutive days as the result of an occupational accident or injury (not counting the day of the accident but including weekends and rest days). This new report must be made within 15 days of the accident. (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.)

For more information see Health and Safety website http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/reporting-change.htm