Do I Need to Report Accidents?

Do I Need to Report Accidents?


It depends on the seriousness of the accident. Some accidents and ill health at work are classed as ‘reportable’. Reporting these is a legal requirement under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) and must be reported to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) via the HSE website. RIDDOR places a legal duty on employers, self-employed people and people in control of premises (known as ‘responsible persons’) to record and report certain incidents, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences involving employees, self-employed workers and members of the public.

Incidents that need to be reported under RIDDOR are listed on the HSE website. Reportable incidents include fatalities and major injuries such as fractures (other than to fingers, thumbs and toes), amputations, serious burns (including scalding), etc. Also, any injury that causes someone to be away from their normal work activity for more than seven calendar days.

Some dangerous occurrences where no one is injured, and diagnoses of certain occupational ill health also need to be reported. They include occupational ill health likely to have been caused or made worse by their work. Some examples could be hand-arm vibration syndrome or occupational asthma.


For more information on accident reporting and investigation call on 0844 8797286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

10 Associates

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