The Health and Safety Executive is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.
If you are an employer, a self-employed person or someone in control of work premises you will have duties under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).
Reporting incidents, accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. This information enables the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities to identify where and how risks arise and to investigate serious accidents.
Accident reports must now be made online at HSE Reports Website.
A telephone service is available for fatal and major injuries only on 0845 300 99 23 (local rate). This service is available Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
For more information on incident reporting and RIDDOR, please see the HSE's website at www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/index.htm.
The Health and Safety Executive are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain's workplaces.
They run award-winning and hard-hitting campaigns tackling issues which result in death, serious injury and illness. These campaigns deal with real dangers like asbestos, which kills approximately 4000 per year, and agriculture, one of the most dangerous industries in the UK.
As an independent regulator, they put those who put others in danger before the courts and provide support to businesses in helping them understand and manage their legal duties.