The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 place a legal duty on employers to report certain accidents, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences. The main categories of incidents that should be reported are:
Deaths - to workers and non-workers arising from a work-related accident, including an act of physical violence to a worker ( not including suicide).
Specified injuries to workers e.g. fractures, amputation, permanent loss of sight, crush leading to internal organ damage, serious burns.
Over 7 day injury - where an employee cannot carry out their normal duties for more than 7 consecutive days following an injury at work
Injury to a non employee/ member of public – if in connection with a work activity and taken directly to hospital.
Reportable dangerous occurrence – includes the collapse, overturning or failure of load-bearing parts of lifts and lifting equipment, plant or equipment coming into contact with overhead power lines, explosions or fires causing work to be stopped for more than 24 hours.
Reportable occupational disease – includes carpal tunnel syndrome, occupational dermatitis, hand-arm vibration syndrome, occupational asthma, tendonitis or tenosynovitis of the hand or forearm, any occupational cancer, any disease attributed to an occupational exposure to a biological agent.
How to report
All incidents can be reported online at www.hse.gov.uk/riddor
A telephone service is also provided for reporting fatal and Specified injuries only - call the Incident Contact Centre on 0845 300 9923 (opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm).
For further advice contact your Local Authority Health and Safety team using the details in the 'Contact us' section of this page, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.