Reporting Occupational Exposure of COVID-19 Exposure to UK HSE Regulator

RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

The Health and Safety Executieve (HSE) have released guidance of when employers should report incidence of COVID-19 if contracted in the workplace.  The guidance identifies instances where RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) applies.  They are:

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

– 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.

– A worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus.

Please read more on the HSE website at the following link

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/riddor-reporting-coronavirus.htm
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