The following must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Cases of death or major injury, must be notify without delay - this is most easily done by reporting online. Alternatively, it can be done by telephoning 0845 300 9923.
- Cases of over-seven day injuries must be notified within fifteen days of the incident, using the appropriate online form.
- Cases of disease should be reported as soon as a doctor notifies that a person is suffering from a reportable work-related disease, using the online form.
Complete the appropriate online report form at -
The following reports are available:
- an injury
- a dangerous occurrence
- an injury offshore
- a dangerous occurrence offshore
- a case of disease
- flammable gas incident
- a dangerous gas fitting
The form will be submitted directly to the RIDDOR database, and a copy will be returned to the sender for their records. There are a series of frequently asked questions available on the HSE website to help to complete the online format -
Reporting out of normal hours
The type of circumstances where HSE may need to respond out of hours are:
- following a work-related death;
- following a serious incident where there have been multiple casualties;
- following an incident which has caused major disruption such as evacuation of people, closure of roads, large numbers of people going to hospital, etc.
If the incident fits these descriptions ring the duty officer on 0151 922 9235.