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.
As an employer, a person who is self-employed, or someone in control of work premises, you have legal duties under RIDDOR that require you to report and record some work-related accidents by the quickest means possible.
The following injuries are reportable under RIDDOR when they result from a work-related accident:
The death of any person (Regulation 6)
Specified Injuries to workers (Regulation 4)
Injuries to workers which result in their incapacitation for more than 7 days (Regulation 4)
Injuries to non-workers which result in them being taken directly to hospital for treatment, or specified injuries to non-workers which occur on hospital premises. (Regulation 5)
You can report directly via a dedicated reporting website
There is no cost to report accidents or incidents.
You should make a complaint to us as soon as possible. It is very important to ensure that accidents are reported - not only because it is a legal requirement but to ensure that is properly investigated and that any problems do not happen again.