RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. This legislation requires the reporting of specific work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the relevant enforcing authority. Within Worcestershire this may be Worcestershire Regulatory Services or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Relevant accidents and incidents can now be reported via the RIDDOR website.
Once completed the online form is submitted directly to the RIDDOR database and you will be given a copy for your records.Fatal and major injuries only can still be reported to the Incident Contact Centre (ICC) over the telephone. Please call the ICC on 0845 300 9923 (opening hours Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm).
Full information about reporting accidents or incidents, including emergency out of hours contact details is available from the HSE site.
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.
If you are an employer, are self-employed or are in control of work premises you will have duties under the RIDDOR regulations.
You only need to report the most serious incidents. For most businesses a reportable incident is a rare event.
The law requires the following work-related incidents to be reported:
If you have any questions about whether you need to report an accident or incident or who you should report it to, you can find out more information by contacting us email@example.com
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