Changes to health and safety reporting requirements come into force
Implementation date: 6 April 2012
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/3163) are amended so that the required period of incapacity following an injury caused by an accident at work, which triggers the employer's requirement to report the accident to the enforcing authority, increases from more than three days to more than seven days. The deadline by which the employer must report the accident increases from 10 days to 15 days. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/199), which bring the changes into force, can be viewed on the UK legislation website.
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