Reporting an accident

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 requires employers to report specific accidents, injuries, diseases, and dangerous incidents.

These include:

  • Work-related deaths of workers and non-workers, excluding suicides or self-inflicted harm

  • Specified injuries to workers, such as fractures, amputations, permanent loss of sight, severe crush injuries, or 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
    • This is if in connection with a work activity and taken directly to hospital

  • Reportable dangerous occurrence
    • This 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
    • This 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

You can report fatal and specified injuries by calling the Incident Contact Centre at 0845 300 9923. Their opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.

For additional guidance, reach out to your Local Authority Health and Safety team. Please use the contact information provided in the 'Contact us' section of this page to do so. Alternatively, you can email

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Environmental Health Wakefield Council Wakefield One PO Box 700 Burton Street Wakefield WF1 2EB

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