Accidents at Work

It is estimated that 1.6 million accidents occur each year in the workplace with a cost to industry of around £700m. It is important to identify the cause of accidents so they can be prevented in future to reduce injury, ill-health and costs to businesses.

Businesses should investigate accidents in their workplace so that they can take steps to reduce the risk of them happening again.

RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), place a legal duty on employers, self-employed people and people in control of premises to report:

  • work-related deaths;
  • major injuries or over-three-day injuries,
  • work related diseases,
  • and dangerous occurrences (near miss accidents).

For more information visit the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) RIDDOR.

Report it online or call the Incident Contact Centre (ICC) on 0845 300 99 23 (local rate). You will be sent a copy of the information recorded and you will be able to correct any errors or omissions.

Reporting By Post

Print out the appropriate form (F2508)  complete it and post it to:

The Incident Contact Centre,
Caerphilly Business Park,
Caerphilly,
CF83 3 GG.