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Reporting of Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)

RIDDOR places a legal duty on employers, the self employed, and people in control of premises, to report some work related accidents, near misses, diseases and dangerous occurrences. The law requires the following work-related incidents to be reported

  • deaths
  • major injuries
  • over 7-day injuries - where an employee or self employed person has an accident, and the person is away from work or unable to work normally for more than 7 days
  • injuries to members of the public where they are taken to hospital
  • work related diseases
  • dangerous occurrences, when something happens that doesn't actually result in a reportable injury but which might have done

Local authority inspectors have the statutory power to investigate notifiable accidents under RIDDOR.

Make a report

Report an incident or accident - Health and Safety Executive website