HSE introduces new arrangements

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HSE introduces new arrangements

From 12 September 2011, all reportable work-related injuries and incidents under RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) will move to a predominantly online system that uses a suite of seven forms available on HSE's website. However, businesses will still be able to notify fatal and major incidents and injuries by phone following changes to reporting arrangements.

In a separate but linked move to "improve efficiency further and deliver value for taxpayers", HSE's Infoline telephone service, which currently provides a basic information service to callers, will end on 30 September 2011.

Businesses and members of the public seeking information and official guidance on health and safety can instead use HSE's website which features information on the most frequent health and safety enquiries such as those on RIDDOR reporting, First Aid and the health and safety responsibilities of new businesses.

This was first published in June 2011

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