Report a workplace accident


(Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) 2013

Duty of the employer or person in control of a premises

As an employer or person in control of a premises, you have a duty to report certain incidents involving employees or other persons, including members of the public, which has arisen from a work activity.

The following events must be reported:

  • fatalities
  • major injuries
  • injuries which result in absence from work for over seven days
  • where a member of the public is taken directly to hospital
  • dangerous occurrences
  • occupation diseases
  • exposure to biological agents
  • gas incidents

Report a workplace incident under RIDDOR

All incidents can be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) using the online forms.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 8 February 2018