In April 2001, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched a new Incident Contact Centre (ICC) for all incidents currently reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995.
The ICC is a joint venture by the HSE, COSLA and Local Government Associations (LGA), and it provides a central point for employers to report incidents irrespective of whether their business is HSE or Local Authority enforced,
The primary objectives of the ICC are:
- to reduce the legislative burden;
- to improve the convenience of the current arrangements, by offering employers:
- a single address and telephone number for all reports
- the option to report by telephone, fax, Internet or hard copy
- in the case of telephoned reports, a written confirmation on receipt;
- to allow injured persons a single point of contact for their rights under the Data Protection Act 1998
RIDDOR notifications received by the ICC are passed on to the appropriate enforcing authorities to alert them to individual incidents. These notifications also provide HSE with valuable information as to where and how risks arise, and to show up trends. Records held at the ICC are updated whenever new information about individual incidents reaches the Centre, and are accurate at any time to the best of our knowledge.
For further information, visit the Incident Contact Centre website at www.riddor.gov.uk