Accidents at work

RIDDOR means the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995, which came into force on 1 April 1996.

Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. The information enables the enforcing authorities to identify where and how risks arise and to investigate serious accidents. The enforcing authorities can then help and advise you on preventive action to reduce injury, ill health and accidental loss, much of which is uninsurable.

If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises you will have duties under the regulations to report:

  • deaths,
  • major injuries,
  • accidents resulting in over 7 day injury,
  • diseases,
  • dangerous occurrences, 
  • gas incidents

Businesses can complete an online form to report a workplace incident on the Riddor website.

For further information visit http://www.riddor.gov.uk/. Here you can also download an accident report form to send to:

Incident Contact Centre,
Caerphilly Business Park,
Caerphilly,
CF83 3GG,
Tel: 0845 3009923

The details provided are used for accident investigation, with the primary objective of preventing a re-occurrence or any further injuries. Employers, please note, it is an offence not to inform the enforcing authorities of accidents, diseases, or dangerous occurrences.