Accidents at Work

Reporting accidents and incidents at work

A brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)

RIDDOR reporting explained,
Whilst you should record all accidents which result in an injury to your employees in your accident report book, you are not required to report all of these accidents to the Health and Safety Executive.

RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) requires you to report certain serious accidents and potentially dangerous events to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). To report accidents you can use the HSE’s website for RIDDOR reporting.

You should record any accident causing an injury and you should use RIDDOR reporting to report:

  • Any accident or incident which results in a death other than by suicide
  • Any work-related accident or incident which results in a serious injury
  • Any injury to a worker which results in them being unable to work for more than seven days
  • Any injury to a member of the public which results in them being taken to hospital for treatment (NB if someone is taken to hospital as a precaution this is not reportable)
  • The diagnosis of certain occupational injuries
  • Certain dangerous occurrences
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