Guidance Notes for Management regarding RIDDOR

Posted On: 20th May 2020

In April 2020 the H.S.E. in conjunction with the C.B.I. and the T.U.C. provided further guidance for businesses remaining open during the current Coronavirus pandemic. The following is a summary for you to follow in terms of your obligations to report under RIDDOR;

  • 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 and this is confirmed as the likely cause of death by a medical practitioner, The business must report this within ten days of the death.

Should you have any H&S queries, you should revert to your nominated H&S support in the first instance, if you do not have any nominated H&S support we would be happy to assist. Please make contact by phoning 01926 355560 or emailing