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Reporting a workplace accident

Any accidents that occur in the workplace must be reported so that we can investigate what happened. We can then give advice on how to prevent it happening again in the future.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) says that the employer must report:

  • serious workplace accidents
  • occupational diseases
  • dangerous occurrences (near misses)
  • work-related deaths.

Report an injury, disease or accident to the Health and Safety Executive (opens new window)

For major injuries you can report to us first before you report to the HSE. Where a work-related death has occurred you must tell us without delay on 01792 635600.

Reporting out of hours

Information on when and how to report serious and dangerous incidents outside of normal working hours can be found on the HSE website.

Ways to contact HSE (opens new window)

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Last modified on 09 September 2021