Reporting of Incidents as Required by RIDDOR


RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (including Accidents at Work.)

How Does RIDDOR Affect Me?

RIDDOR places a legal duty on employers, the self-employed and those in control of premises to report some work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to the relevant enforcing authority for their work activity.

This can be the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local authority. The law requires the following work-related incidents to be reported:

  • Deaths
  • Major injuries
  • Over-3-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 3 days
  • Injuries to members of the public where they are taken to hospital
  • Work-related diseases
  • Dangerous occurrences - where something happens that does not result in a reportable injury but which could have done.

What Is the Incident Contact Centre?

The Incident Contact Centre (ICC), based in Caerphilly, was launched on 1 April 2001. The ICC allows reports to be made to one single point, irrespective of where in England, Wales or Scotland a company is located. The ICC, which is a joint venture between HSE and the LAs, is user-friendly, simple, fast and effective. 

There is no need to worry about making another report to HSE or an LA: the ICC takes care of that and will send your report to the correct enforcing authority for you, this means your statutory obligations are met with the minimum fuss and the maximum efficiency.

How to Contact the ICC

  • Tel (local rate): 0845 300 9923
  • HSE Website
  • Email:
  • Fax (local rate): 0845 300 9924
  • Post: Incident Contact Centre, Caerphilly Business Park Caerphilly CF83 3GG
  • The ICC is open between the hours of 08.30 and 17.00, Monday to Friday

Other Information

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance on RIDDOR:

A guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. L73 (Second edition)
HSE Books 1999 ISBN 0 7176 2431 5
RIDDOR explained.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations leaflet HSE31(rev1) HSE Books 1999 (single copy free or priced packs of 10, ISBN 0 7176 2441 2)

HSE publications are available from bookshops.

For information about health and safety ring HSE's InfoLine Tel: 08701 545500 Fax: 02920 859260

Email: or write to HSE Information Services, Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly CF83 3GG.

You can also visit HSE's website.

(Information kindly supplied by HSE)