Health and Safety Executive

You have a legal duty to tell the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of certain types of injury, disease and dangerous occurrence at your work.

The HSE will forward the details of the incident to us. We will investigate the incident depending on its nature, or if there were serious consequences.

Under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), you must report the following work related incidents to the HSE -

  • deaths and major injuries*
  • dangerous occurrences (near misses)*
  • gas incidents*
  • injuries to members of the public where they are taken from the scene of an accident to hospital*
  • over seven day injuries - these are accidents resulting in more than seven days off work or unable to do their normal job for more than three days. This includes any act of non-consensual physical violence done to a person at work**
  • disease***

* These incidents must be reported without delay.
** These incidents must be reported within 15 days.
*** These incidents must be reported as soon as a doctor notifies you of a disease.

You can also find information on policies and guidance for your workplace such as guidance on Display Screen Equipment, Raising complaints, Inspections and assessments.