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RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19

Published on: Apr 07 2020 at 08:43 PM

With regard to RIDDOR and reporting of deaths involving COVID-19, you must only make a report under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) 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.



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Source: HSE.


Thanks to the NHS on World Health Day

Published on: Apr 07 2020 at 07:56 PM










As World Health Day comes to a close, on behalf of our Members, Customers and all the Delegates who have attended courses with us, we at The CPC Link would like to express our thanks for the amazing dedication and bravery that everyone involved with the NHS continues to show in order to help others! THANK YOU.


April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization, never more apt!


Temporary changes to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory Driver CPC training to continue to drive.

Published on: Apr 01 2020 at 12:38 PM


The Department for Transport has put in place temporary changes in professional driver qualification requirements


This means that drivers whose Driver CPC card expires in the period from 1 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 can continue driving.



In addition military drivers (who have different training) will be allowed to drive in civilian situations during that period.


Enforcement arrangements

Drivers will not be subject to enforcement action by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in respect of the Driver CPC regulations. We have informed police forces of this position.


If you are stopped by an enforcement officer they can check to see that you have previously recently held a Driver CPC or are in the military (including reservists acting under instruction).


Drivers should carry their expired Driver CPC card if they have it.


The drivers that this measure applies to will be required to comply with Driver CPC rules from 1 October 2020.



Road transport operators will need to check insurance validity, but should not expect any significant change in premiums.


Source: Gov.UK


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