Health and Safety

Accidents Notifications

Certain accidents, where a worker is killed, hospitalised, receives a major injury, suffers from a work related disease or one which results in absence from work for over 3 days must be reported under the requirements of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).

In addition, any Dangerous Occurrence must also be notified.

From the 1st April 2001 all accident/ dangerous occurrence notifications should be submitted to the HSE Incident Contact Centre at Caerphilly in Wales on the appropriate form, (F2508 Report of an Accident/ Dangerous Occurrence Report Form). The Incident Contact Centre can be contacted from Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 p.m. by ringing 08450 9923. Accidents can also be reported on line by contacting .

They receive all notifications and allocate them to the appropriate enforcing authority. They also collate all accident statistics from the whole of the country which enables the Health and Safety Commission to develop suitable strategies to reduce accidents in certain occupations. All accidents/ injuries at work must be recorded in an accident book at the workplace.

On receipt of an accident or dangerous occurrence notification (F2508) the details of the report will be considered and, if necessary, an accident investigation will be carried out.

Investigations will always be carried out following any death, or major injury as soon as possible within one working day.