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COVID-19 RIDDOR

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Hi all

This just got sent to me, so I thought I'd share as I don't think I've seen it here yet....

The HSE have issued guidelines for reporting incidents to do with and of coronavirus infections,
https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/riddor-repo ... avirus.htm

There are three situations where you must report a coronavirus incident under RIDDOR:
1. an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence.
2. a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID 19 and there is reasonable evidence that it was caused by exposure at work. This must be reported as a case of disease.
3. a worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus.


Hope that no one needs to refer to it....

Cheers
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Many thanks Mick. Appreciated and I am sure will be useful for many.
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Re: COVID-19 RIDDOR

Post by ScottD »

What would be classed as "reasonable evidence" that it was caused by exposure at work?
Do you wait until 2 or more people in your workplace test positive? If only 1 other person gets the virus there can be no clear link, it could be coincidence.

thoughts?

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