Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations 1995
Safety point Why? How do you do this?
Reporting of If an employee is off work due to a work Do you know when you should
Injuries, Diseases related illness then you must check if it report certain conditions?
and Dangerous needs to be reported under RIDDOR. Yes No
Regulations 1995 If a member of the public has an accident If not please refer to
(RIDDOR) place a in your workplace and is taken to hospital www.hse.gov.uk/riddor
legal duty on: then you must also report this under
Where do you record incidents,
• self-employed All incidents can be reported online at accidents and illnesses?
• people in control of Major and fatal injuries can be also be
premises; reported by telephone. You must notify the
to report work-related Incident Contact Centre: Tel: 0845 3009923
deaths, major injuries Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
day injuries, work
occurrences such as a
ﬁre or explosion.
can be found at www.
For all accidents It is important to record as much detail How do you investigate
that result in injuries whilst it is still fresh in your mind. If an accidents?
to persons, you enforcement ofﬁcer investigates the
should carry out an accident or the injured person decides
investigation and to sue you for damages you will have a
prepare a brief written comprehensive report for your defence.
report of the ﬁndings The investigation should focus on the
and any action taken. person injured, what they were doing at
the time of the accident and where the
accident occurred. Positive issues should
also be noted in the report, e.g., “the ﬂoor
was in good condition and a handrail
was provided”. These reports should be
restricted to facts and not opinions. The
reports should be signed and dated.