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Accidents at Work
If you are an employer, self-employed or in control of a work premises, you are legally required to report certain work-related accidents, diseases or dangerous occurrences without delay.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), places a legal duty on:
What should be reported
The regulations also require you to report:
How to make a report
Full details of what you are required to report are available on the Health and Safety Executive website where you can report all incidents online.
A telephone service for reporting fatal and major injuries only is available on 0845 300 9923 (Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm).
Reporting seven day injuries
You need only report injuries resulting in more than seven days incapacitation (not including the day on which the accident happened). Incapacitation means that an employee is unable to carry out work they would be expected to do as part of their normal job.
The deadline to report more than a seven day injury must be within 15 days from the day of the accident. Employers must still keep a record of all 'over three day injuries' within their own accident books. Guidance outlining this is available to download from the Health and Safety Executive website.
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