Meet your legal responsibilities if there is an accident or incident in the workplace

Under RIDDOR, certain accidents and incidents that arise out of or in connection with your work activities are required to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive or the Local Authority.

What type of accidents, incidents or diseases must legally be reported under RIDDOR?

The ‘responsible person’, i.e. employer, self-employed person or a person in control of work premises has a legal duty under RIDDOR to report some work related accidents, incidents and diseases.

These falls into the following categories: -

  • Deaths and major injuries
  • Injuries to people not at work
  • Some work-related diseases
  • Dangerous occurrences

RIDDOR Procedures

There are complex procedures around reporting accidents, incidents and diseases.

  • Which RIDOOR forms to complete?
  • Who receives RIDDOR reports?
  • Who should make the report?
  • What are the timeframes for competing RIDDOR reports?
  • Who should undertake investigations and when?

Any incidents which are not required to be reported under RIDDOR should be recorded under an organisation’s internal recording procedures

How Can Citation Help?

Hopefully, the need to report accidents or incidents under these regulations will seldom occur. However, if you have a serious accident within your organisation, Citation's team of consultants are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide as much support as is necessary. If required, your dedicated health and safety consultant will be at the accident scene within a matter of hours.

For less serious accidents, advice can be provided by our team of professional advisers on the helpline, however for more serious accidents a health and safety consultant will be at the accident scene to provide support.

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