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Changes to Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have announced that the over three day reporting requirement for people injured at work will change to more than seven days from 6th April 2012.

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.


For more information, please see:

  • The HSE announcement :
  • Reporting accidents and incidents at work A brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)”

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)


We are in the process of reviewing and updating our assessments to reflect this change. Currently our question papers have NOT been updated to reflect this change ; we will advise centres when the new papers have been implemented.

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