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Accident Reporting and Investigation
The Reporting of Injuries,Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 details the type of injuries, diseases and incidents that are reportable under this legislation. The legislation on reporting of injuries covers death or a major injury and an over three day injury which results in a person being absent from work from more than three days, not counting the day of the injury itself. Reportable diseases include certain poisonings, some skin diseases and lung diseases and these must be notified in writing from a Doctor as being work related.
Employers are required by law to report work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences.This can be done directly through the Incident Contact Centre which can be accessed through the external link section on this page or by telephoning 0845 300 9923 (8.30-5.00pm)
Detailed information on RIDDOR can also be accessed through the external link section on this page.
Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) investigate reportable accidents in premises where they are responsible for enforcing workplace Health and Safety in order to identify the underlying cause and determine what action is needed to prevent a recurrence.
For further information please contact your local Environmental Health office