Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
If you are an employer, a self-employed person or someone in control of work premises you will have duties under RIDDOR.
Reporting incidents, accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. This information enables the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities to identify where and how risks arise and to investigate serious accidents.
You must report:
- A death
- Major injury - For example, A fracture other than to fingers thumbs or toes. amputation, dislocation of the shoulder, hip knee or spine, loss of sight etc.
- An over-7-day injury - Where an employee or self employed person is away from work or unable to work normally for more than seven consecutive days (not counting the day on which the accident happened). However, under EU law, businesses will still be required to keep internal records of incidents resulting in an absence of over three days.
- Injuries to members of the public or people not at work - where they are taken from the scene of an accident to hospital.
- A work related disease
- A dangerous occurrence
Accident reports must now be made online at ww.hse.gov.uk/riddor/report.htm.
A telephone service is available for fatal and major injuries only on 0845 300 99 23 (local rate). This service is available Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
For more information on incident reporting and RIDDOR, please see the HSE’s website at www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/index.htm.