HSE issues guidance on incident reporting

The
Health and Safety Executive has issued new advice on how to report health and
safety incidents and how to use the HSE’s new incident contact centre (ICC).

All
employers have a legal duty to report the following work-related health and
safety incidents:


Deaths

– Major injuries

– Over-three-day injuries, where an employee or self-employed person has an
accident resulting in them being off work – or unable to do their work – for
more than three days

-Injuries to members of the public that require them to go to hospital;


Work-related diseases

– Dangerous occurrence which could potentially have resulted in a reportable
injury

The
ICC provides a single point of contact for all employers in England, Scotland
and Wales to use, whatever their business.

Reports
can be made by telephone, internet, e-mail, fax or post.

Contact
details

Incident
Contact Centre
Caerphilly Business Park
Caerphilly CF83 3GG
Telephone: 0845 300 9923
E-mail: riddor@natbrit.com
Fax: 0845 300 9924W

www.riddor.gov.uk

By Quentin Reade

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