Reporting a Workplace Accident
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) place a duty on employers, the self-employed and those in control of premises to report certain types of accidents, diseases and incidents.
- Major injuries
- ‘Over 7 day injuries’ – where a person is unable to return to work because of an injury or illness sustained during a work activity
- Injuries to members of the public, resulting from the work activity, where they are taken to hospital
- Work related diseases
- Dangerous Occurrences – where something happens which could have resulted in a reportable injury
The Health and Safety Executive have set up an Incident Contact Centre (ICC) which deals with the reporting of all accidents, whichever the enforcing authority. If you need to report an incident under any of the above categories, or think you might, you should contact them, initially by telephone, to report it and for further advice. You can also fill in the report form on their website.
Telephone: 0845 300 9923
Internet: http://www.riddor.gov.uk/ or via the HSE website: www.hse.gov.uk
Fax: 0845 300 9924
Post: Incident Contact Centre, Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly CF83 3GG
The ICC is open between 08.30 and 17.00 Monday to Friday