Reporting an Accident - RIDDOR

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) is the law that requires employers and other people in control of work premises to report and keep records of:

  • work-related accidents that cause death
  • work-related accidents that cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries)
  • disease suffered by an employee that is related to work activities
  • dangerous occurrences that do not result in reportable injury but which clearly could have done

The report informs the enforcing authority (Health and Safety Executive, local authority) about deaths, injuries, occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences so they can be investigated. The HSE website contains further information on what accidents and dangerous occurrences need to be reported.

If you still unsure whether or not you need to report an accident, please speak to the Incident Contact Centre on 0845 300 9923

Visit the HSE website to report a workplace accident. You will be asked to complete the appropriate form and this will be submitted directly to the RIDDOR database.

For further information, please contact Environmental Health:

Contact: The Environmental Health team

Last updated on 22/11/2021