It is a legal requirement to report certain accidents and incidents under the RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.
An employer and the self-employed must report certain incidents, accidents, injuries, dangerous occurrences and diseases arising at work.
It is an offence not to report a reportable accident. You are strongly advised to report an accident or incident as soon as possible.
Who has to make a report?
- An employer
- A person who is self-employed
- Someone in control of work premises
All have legal duties under RIDDOR that require you to report and record some work-related accidents by the quickest means possible.
What is reportable?
The Health and Safety Executive has full details of reportable incidents.
How do I report accidents and incidents?
You can report directly via the Health and Safety Executive reporting website.
What can I do if an accident has not been reported?
You should make a complaint to us as soon as possible.
It is very important that accidents are reported. Not only because it is a legal requirement but to ensure that any accidents are investigated fully and that any problems do not happen again.
Environmental Health and Safety
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Telephone 0300 555 2345
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Offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.