Report an accident at work

Accidents in the workplace

Certain accidents, diseases, and other incidents, such as near misses, which happen at work, have to be reported.  This includes both employees and members of the public.  The legal requirement to do this is known as RIDDOR.

This is to allow us, or the Health and Safety Executive, to investigate the matter fully.

Find out what is a reportable incident and how make a RIDDOR report on the Health and Safety Executive website.

A record should be kept of all accidents at work, even ones which don't need to be reported. This can be done in an accident book.

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