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Changes to Accident Investigation Module on RIAMS

June 13, 2013
Health and Safety

Changes to the application of the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) are now reflected in an updated RIAMS procedure on accident investigations. The new requirements include the relaxation of notifications for over three day absences from work which have been replaced by the need to make a report only if an employee is unable to undertake normal duties for seven consecutive days not counting the day of the accident.

Mandatory and discretionary requirements have also been updated, these include changes relating to self-employed workers. In line with the new regime the procedure has been expanded to give more detailed guidance on undertaking an investigation. This incorporates the provision of necessary equipment for investigating officers, inspection of relevant documents and links to a full range of guidance documents.     

Click here to view the Accident Investigations procedure in the Health and Safety module on RIAMS.

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