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Incident Reporting

Businesses are being reminded by the HSE about new incident reporting arrangements that were introduced last month.

As reported on 7 June by BusinessMan, from 12 September, only fatal and major injuries and incidents will be able to be reported by phone to the Health and Safety Executive, with all other work-related injuries and incidents reportable under RIDDOR to be reported via one of a suite of seven online forms available on HSE's website.

Businesses also need to be aware that from 30 September, the HSE's Infoline telephone service which provided a basic information service to callers ended. Instead, those seeking information and official guidance need to visit HSE's website where they can access and download resources and use interactive web tools free of charge.

At the time as this latest change, improvements have been made to HSE's website. These include clearer information on what HSE does and doesn't do, and expanded 'question & answer' sections for the most frequent health and safety enquiries such as those on RIDDOR reporting and First Aid.

This was first published in October 2011

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