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Changes at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations)


New incident reporting arrangements are being introduced by the Health and Safety Executive from 12th September. Now, only fatal and major injuries and incidents will be able to be reported by phone to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with all other work-related injuries, diseases and incidents reportable under RIDDOR to be reported via one of seven online forms available on HSE's website.

The diseases to be reported to the HSE have not changed; the full list of diseases can be obtained from

Employers and the self-employed must continue to report work related diseases when they receive a written diagnosis from a doctor that they or their employee is suffering from one of these conditions and the sufferer has been doing the work activities listed:

Diseases likely to occur in Construction

Work activity

Blood disorders, inflammation of the skin Ionising radiation
Decompression illness and associated conditions Compressed air, diving
Conditions of the hand/arm/knees Prolonged, repetitive and physically
demanding work
Hand arm vibration syndrome Chain saws, hand held vibrating tools
Infections due to biological agents e.g. Legionella Ground clearing, maintenance, plumbing,
presence of animals
Some poisonings Working in the presence of gases,
Some cancers Working with silicosis, tunnel work
Peripheral neuropathy Exposure to some fumes
Ulceration of the nose/throat/hands Working with chrome
Skin conditions e.g. dermatitis, acne Brickwork, plastering, wet cement
Diseases of the lungs linked with work activity e.g. occupational asthma Working with silica, flint, sand blasting
Diseases linked to working with asbestos
e.g. lung cancer, asbestosis
Maintenance, removal of asbestos

Off shore work requires a number of other infectious diseases to be reported

List adapted from Schedule 3 of the Reporting of Injury, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

The new seven online RIDDOR reporting forms will be: 

  o F2508 Report of an Injury
  o F2508 Report of a Dangerous Occurrence
  o F2508A Report of a Case of Disease
  o OIR9B Report of an Injury Offshore
  o OIR9B Report of a Dangerous Occurrence Offshore
  o F2508G1 Report of a Flammable Gas Incident
  o F2508G2 Report of a Dangerous Gas Fitting

Go to to find the report you require.

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