Reporting accidents and incidents

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 2013 (RIDDOR)

If you are an employer, self employed or in control of work premises, you are obliged to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).

You must report:

  • deaths and injuries caused by workplace accidents 
  • occupational diseases
  • exposure to carcinogens, mutagens and biological agents
  • specified injuries to workers
  • dangerous occurrences
  • gas incidents

You can find more information on reporting requirements on the RIDDOR website.

All incidents may be reported on line on the RIDDOR report website, although the HSE provide a telephone service for reporting fatal/specified and major incidents only.