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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.

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