Reporting of injuries, disease and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR) regulations 1995
RIDDOR sets out the responsibilities for employers, self-employed or those in control of work premises to report certain injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.
The following events must be reported by the quickest possible route (normally telephone). Further details should be then provided on the appropriate form (F2508) to be sent to the Incident Contact Centre (ICC), or online on the ICC website or by telephone (to the ICC only) within 10 days.
If there is an accident connected with work and:
- Any person is killed
- A member of the public is taken to hospital
- A specified major injury, examples include
- Fracture other than to fingers, thumbs or toes
- Dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine
- Loss of sight (temporary or permanent)
- Loss of consciousness
- Any specified type of dangerous occurrence occurs, whether or not injury results, including:
- Failure of load-bearing parts of lifts and lifting equipment
- Explosion, collapse or bursting of any pressure vessel or associated pipework
- Electrical short circuit or overload causing fire or explosion.
Report the following events to the Incident Contact Centre (ICC) within 10 days:
- Where not a major injury but a person injured at work is absent from work or unable to do their normal work for more than three consecutive days (including non-work days
- A work-related disease (certified by a doctor) occurs to a person at work.
You may be prosecuted for failing to notify the relevant authority of any of the above.
Guidance on compliance
- Ensure the ICC is informed immediately of any deaths, major injuries and dangerous occurrences;
- Send a report to the ICC on the appropriate form (F2508 for accidents and dangerous occurrences and F2508A for cases of disease) within 10 days (if not reported electronically);
- Ensure a record of any reportable injury, disease or dangerous occurrence is kept detailing the date and method of reporting; the date, time and place of the event, personal details of those involved and a brief description of the nature of the event or disease.
- Please consult the website or phone ICC for full details of Reportable Injuries or Diseases if in doubt.
How to report an accident or incident
All accidents and incidents should be reported directly to the Incident Control Centre. A copy of the report will then be sent to you directly and a copy to your relevant enforcing authority.
- Call the Incident Control Centre on 0845 300 9923 (Monday to Friday 8.30am- 5pm)
- Online: HSE - Accident Reporting
- By post:
Incident Contact Centre
Caerphilly Business Park