Accident report health and safety templates

All the following accident report health and safety templates are part of the Health and Safety Folder. Click on the links to discover more about each template.              
Accident report policy

Accident report forms

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Accident report signage


Accident report health and safety templates Accident reporting   

RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations that came into force in 1996.
The regulations made under the Health and Safety at Work Act applies a set of reporting requirements to work activities. The purpose of which is to generate reports for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities to indicate where and how risks arise. The data collected is then used to prevent and reduce workplace injuries and ill health.
The following workplace events must be reported:
  • Death resulting from an accident
  • Major injury resulting from an accident (reportable injuries)
  • Dangerous occurrences that have the potential to cause significant harm
  • Specified disease
It is vitally important that if an accident occurs which is ‘reportable’ that it is reported. Failure to report is a criminal offence that can lead to an unlimited fine and up to two years in prison.

Accident report legislation update

As of the 1 October 2013 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 come into force.  There were no significant changes made to RIDDOR, the main aim of the update was to simplify reporting requirements and reduce the regulatory burden to report injuries.


Accident report further reading

Accident report guide   Reporting accidents and incidents at work
Brief guide to reporting 

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