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Changes to the Working in the Private Security Industry Assessment

IQ has now completed the review on our assessments and updated question papers to reflect the changes to Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) announced by the HSE in April 2012. The new question papers will come into effect from the 21st of May 2012.

These changes in legislation affect the multiple choice assessments within the Working in the Private Security Industry Unit which is currently contained in the following qualifications:

  • 600/3128/1 IQ Level 2 Award in CCTV Operations (Public Space Surveillance) (QCF)
  • 600/3134/7 IQ Level 2 Award in Door Supervision (QCF)
  • 600/3133/5 IQ Level 2 Award in Security Guarding (QCF)
  • 600/3617/5 IQ Level 2 Certificate In Principles of Providing Security Services (QCF)

As previously reported in Changes to Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), new legislation came in to force on the 6th of April 2012 that changes the health and safety reporting requirements.

According to the HSE, only injuries that lead to a worker being incapacitated for more than seven consecutive days as the result of an occupational accident or injury (not counting the day of the accident but including weekends and rest days) will need to be reported within 15 days of the accident.  Incapacitation means that the worker is absent, or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work.

As with other incidents, near misses and dangerous occurrences in the workplace, records must still be kept if the worker has been incapacitated for more than three consecutive days. If you are an employer who must keep an accident book under the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979, that record can be treated as a record for the purposes of RIDDOR.


Feb 27, 2017 07:32 PM
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