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Accident reporting

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations require the reporting of work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. The requirements apply to all work activities, but not to all incidents.

Reporting certain accidents and cases of ill health arising out of work activities and business undertakings is a legal requirement.

Do the regulations affect me?

If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of work premises you will have duties under the Regulations.

When do I need to act?

You need to report:

  • Deaths

  • Major injuries

  • Accidents resulting in seven days off work (not including day of accident)

  • Diseases

  • Dangerous occurrences

  • Death of member of the public

  • When a member of the public is taken to hospital

What do I need to do?

The reporting procedure has now been changed, you must now report all fatalities or major injuries to employees using the contact number 0845 300 9923. For all other injuries you must now fill out the an online form with Health and Safety Executive at which will then be directed to the appropriate enforcing authority.

Health and Safety Executive