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Reporting accident and ill-health in the workplace

Health and safety at work

If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises, you must report some work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences under a scheme called RIDDOR. It stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. The information you provide will help the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities to identify where and how risks arise and to investigate serious accidents.

You must report all the following:

  • a death or major injury
  • an over three day injury (when an employee or self-employed person has an accident at work and is unable to work for more than three days, but does not have a major injury)
  • a work related disease
  • a dangerous occurrence (when something happens that is not reportable injury but which could have been one).

Reporting incidents?

To make it convenient to you, can report incidents in a variety of ways – by telephone (Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm) fax, the internet or post. You can also report something directly to your local Health and Safety Executive office (by phone and then on form 2508 or 2508A) and these reports will be forwarded to the incident contact centre (ICC) for processing. If you use the internet or telephone service you may not have a copy of the official reporting forms (2508 and 2508A). There is a requirement to keep a record of reported incidents for inspection by visiting officers. To help with this you will be sent a copy of your report and given the chance to correct any errors.

Further information

You can see more information on the HSE website http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/

If you would like to discuss any of this, please contact as by email at ehs@gosport.gov.uk or by telephone on 02392 545609.