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Health and Safety

Accident Reporting


The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (commonly referred to as RIDDOR) requires an employer, and the self employed, to notify work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. Notification should be made to the Incident Contact Centre by telephone on free phone 0345 300 9923. or www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/

There are many injuries and illnesses which must be reported and the following, whilst not exhaustive, will give examples which should be reported:

  • Death, major injury (amputation, broken limbs, dislocations)
  • Injury which results in absence from work for three days or more
  • Back and limb injuries due to lifting, contact with moving equipment etc
  • Diseases of the lung or skin resulting from exposure at work
  • Infections such as Hepatitis resulting from work related exposure
  • Dangerous Occurrences such as the accidental release of dangerous substances, or Near Misses, which would have other than by good fortune, required reporting.
  • An accident to a non-employee (e.g. a customer) if they are killed or taken to hospital.

In the event of death or major injury, the requirement is to report to the relevant enforcing authority without delay. For all premises that Wellingborough Council are the enforcing authority for, this may be done by telephoning the Health Protection Section (details below). This should be undertaken at the earliest opportunity following the incident. However, details must then be provided to the Incident Contact Centre