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HSE releases updated guidance on RIDDOR in relation to COVID-19

Published on: 29 October 2020

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) and COVID in the Workplace 

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has issued guidance on reporting COVID-19 incidents under RIDDOR in the following circumstances:

  • An accident or incident at work has, or could have, led to the release or escape of coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence
  • A worker has been diagnosed as having COVID-19 attributed to an occupational exposure to the virus. This must be reported as a case of disease
  • A worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to COVID-19

For further guidance and information please click here.

COVID-19 Spot Checks 

The HSE is continuing with spot checks of all types of businesses and premises- these may be made by phone. It is an offence not to be compliant with COVID-19 requirements, all British Marine members need to ensure that their risk assessments and mitigation measures are up-to-date and in place. They are also working with local councils to undertake these checks. See links for more information:

being COVID-secure  

spot checks and inspections

If your business is in a high alert area see further guidance below:

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Landlords and Legionella 

Landlords of Premises – which will include marinas which lease sites and buildings have a duty to identify risks associated with Legionella. It is essential that all those responsible make sure they are fully up-to-date and compliant with these responsibilities. See here for more information.