A new incident-reporting
service has been launched today by the HSE that will cover all employers in the
The service will operate from a
new contact centre, which will provide employers with an integrated “one-stop
shop” for them to contact with details of all reportable work-related
accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
The HSE claim that currently
210,000 health & safety incidents are reported each year.
The new centre is intended to
reduce paperwork and give employers a choice of method for reporting incidents.
“As part of our modern approach
to doing business, the centre will provide a more streamlined service to
employers,” said HSE director general Timothy Walker.
“We are trying to ease the
administrative burden by providing firms with a choice of how they notify us
about work-related health and safety incidents. For those who require it, we
will even fill in the paperwork for them.”
Employers are required by law
to report all work-related health and safety incidents specified in the
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995