HSE – scaling back injury reporting by phone

The HSE has confirmed that businesses will no longer be able to report RIDDOR injuries, except fatalities and major injuries, by telephone from 12th September 2011. 

This scaling back process will also mean that people can no longer report injuries by fax, post or email.

The HSE Infoline telephone service which provides a basic information service will also end on the 30th September.

The reporting of all RIDDOR injuries except fatalities and serious injuries will move to the HSE online system.

The HSE has said that currently more than half of reportable injuries are already notified to the HSE through the website and this proportion has been rising steadily over the past seven years.  Reporting through the website will further improve efficiency and deliver value for tax payers.