Reporting Accidents, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR)
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 places a legal duty on employers, self-employed people and people in control of premises to report certain types of work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences to their relevant enforcing authority i.e. Local Council or HSENI.
The following incidents must be reported:
- Work related death or injury
- Member of the public killed or taken to hospital from the work premises
- Injuries to an employee or self-employed person resulting in being unable to do normal work for more than 3 days
- Dangerous occurrence which do not result in a reportable injury but clearly could have (near miss accidents).
- Notification from a doctor that an employee suffers from a specified work related disease
Employers will have the option to report all work related incidents to HSENI, no matter who the relevant enforcing authority is for the business.
HSENI, in agreement with district councils, offer this service to make it easier for persons to report incidents at work. This is especially relevant where it is difficult for an employer to determine who their relevant enforcing authority is. HSENI will process all forms onto its RIDDOR database and, where applicable, forward on relevant forms to the appropriate district council to register and process in the normal way.
On-line Service for Reporting Incidents at Work
Work Related Diseases
If a doctor notifies you that your employee suffers from a reportable work-related disease then you must send a completed Disease Report Form to the enforcing authority.
Hard copy forms are also available to download from HSENI and on completion should be forwarded to:-
The Accident Clerk
83 Ladas Drive
For further information contact Health & Safety and Consumer Protection Team
📞 028 71253253
📧 [email protected]