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RIDDOR REPORTING OF COVID 19

The HSE have released the following guidance for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences, the guidance below will assist in deciding weather or not an exposure to Covid-19 is reportable or not:

When must I report:

You must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) when:

  • An unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence.

OR 

  • A worker has been diagnosed as having COVID 19 and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work. This must be reported as a case of disease.

What to Report:

Dangerous occurrences 

Read about RIDDOR regulation 7, Schedule 2 – Section 10 on legislation.gov.uk  

If something happens at work which results in (or could result in) the release or escape of coronavirus you must report this as a dangerous occurrence. An example of a dangerous occurrence would be a lab worker accidentally smashing a glass vial containing coronavirus, leading to people being exposed.

Cases of disease: exposure to a biological agent 

Read about RIDDOR regulation 9 (b) on legislation.gov.uk.

If there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed because of their work you must report this as an exposure to a biological agent using the case of disease report. An example of a work-related exposure to coronavirus would be a health care professional who is diagnosed with COVID-19 after treating patients with COVID-19.

How to report:

Make a RIDDOR report Online

Report a dangerous occurrence.

Report a case of disease: exposure to a biological agent.

How can Agility Risk and Compliance Help you: 

Agility Risk and Compliance can help you determine if there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed at their place of work and if you are required to report it.

Speak to one of our expert consultants today on 01527 571 611 

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