Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement
The information enables us to identify where and how risks arise
It enables us to investigate serious accidents
We can then help you and provide advice on how to reduce injury and ill health in your workplace
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), places a legal duty to report accidents or incidents on:
People in control of premises.
RIDDOR applies to all work activities, but not all incidents are reportable. You must report:
Over-seven-day injuries - where an employee or self-employed person is away from work or unable to perform their normal work duties for more than seven consecutive days
Injuries to members of the public or people not at work, where they have been taken from the scene of an accident to hospital
Some work-related diseases
Dangerous incidents. Where something happens that does not result in an injury, but could have done.
For more detailed information
HSE - What I must report
All incidents can be reported online but a telephone service is also provided for reporting fatal/specified, and major incidents only - call the Incident Contact Centre on 0345 300 9923 (opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm).
An accident book can be used to record work-related injuries. You can purchase a book via the Accident book page.