Proposed RIDDOR Changes 2013

Subject to parliamentary approval, the law requiring the reporting of incidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences will change and will be simplified as of 1st October 2103.

A draft version of the new changes is in the HSE’s leaflet INDG453 (REV1) Reporting Indicents and Accidents at Work, which is available to download from the HSE website.  Please be aware the draft version may change before 30th September. Up till that time the existing  2012 INDG453 applies.


RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (2013). It is the law that that requires employers and those in charge of workplaces to keep accurate records of:

  • deaths relating to work
  • certain serious injuries (known as reportable injuries)
  • industrial diseases
  • certain “dangerous occurrences” (near miss accidents).

Likely key changes include

  • Reportable injuries (including deaths) will only need to be reported if they occur as a result of a work related accident.
  • A reclassification of major injuries to a much shorter list of “specified injuries”
  • Replacing the existing list of 47 industrial diseases with a list of 8 categories of work related illness
  • Reduction in the number of dangerous occurrences that will require reporting.

Update 1st October 2013 – The below regulations have now been approved, and are in effect from 1st October 2013.

We have now issued an updated version of our e-book “What is RIDDOR?“.