RIDDOR Reporting of Covid-19

RIDDOR Reporting of Covid-19

Good afternoon all,

Further to our recent KOK Tech news update on COVID-19 and RIDDOR, the HSE has issued the following update via their Newsletter.

You must only make a report under RIDDOR, relating to coronavirus, when:

  • an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence
  • 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.
  • a worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus.

For further details along with specific examples, the following link has been provided by the HSE”-

Visit the HSE website for further details

We at KOK will continue to monitor, review and issue advice on Government sourced guidance and advice as it becomes available. If you have any specific queries or concerns please contact us via email or telephone