Important Changes to RIDDOR reporting
As of 6 April 2012, the reporting requirement in RIDDOR for over-three-day injuries changed.
The trigger point increased from “over three days” to “over seven days” incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened). Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work.
Employers, and others with responsibilities under RIDDOR, must still keep a record of all over-three day-injuries. If the Employer has an accident book, then this record will be enough.
The deadline by which the over-seven-day injury must be reported has also increased to 15 days from the day of the accident.
Further information is provided in the leaflet INDG 453 link.