Reporting Covid-19 incidents under RIDDOR

Whilst many employers and employees have been faced with the everyday technological and logistical issues posed by remote working at short notice, there are many who simply must continue to work as “normal” in key frontline services. From the doctors and nurses in the hospitals, to the care workers in homes and community settings, to all the “blue light” staff, delivery drivers, shop assistants and beyond, all contributions are invaluable.   

Employers will, of course, be familiar with their duties to report certain work-place accidents and incidents under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (“RIDDOR”) before the current pandemic.

However, as well as dealing with the unprecedented demands on services provided by their key workers, employers must also now consider their obligations as to when to report issues relating to Covid-19.

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