Information about reporting accidents in the workplace.
Environmental Health Services will investigate certain categories of accidents and fatalities that occur on premises at which it has enforcement responsibilities.
All workplaces are under a legal obligation to report certain categories of accidents and fatalities that occur in the workplace under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995.
When an accident or fatality occurs within the workplace it is required, in certain circumstances, for the incident to be reported to the responsible enforcing authority.
If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises you are required under RIDDOR to report some types of work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the incident contact centre.
Reporting certain accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. The information enables the enforcing authority to identify where and how risks arise and to investigate serious accidents.
You must report all of the following (for more detailed information and a full list please follow the link above):
- Death or major injury if there is an accident connected with work
- an employee, or self-employed person working on your premises is killed or suffers a major injury (including as a result of physical violence)
- a member of the public is killed or taken to hospital. You will be asked for brief details about your business, the injured person and the accident
- an over seven day injury if there is an accident connected with work (including an act of physical violence). An 'over-seven day injury' is one which is not 'major' but results in the injured person being away from work or unable to do the full range of their normal duties for more than seven consecutive days including weekends and rest days