When do I need to make a report?
In cases of death or major injuries, you must notify the enforcing authority without delay, most easily by reporting online. Alternatively, you can telephone 0845 300 9923.
Cases of over-seven day injuries must be notified within fifteen days of the incident, using the appropriate online form.
Cases of disease should be reported as soon as a doctor notifies you that your employee suffers from a reportable work-related disease using the online form.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
As of 6 April 2012, RIDDOR’s over-three-day injury reporting requirement changed. The trigger point has increased from over three days’ to over seven days’ incapacitation (not counting the day on which the accident happened).
Incapacitation means that the worker is absent or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work.
Employers and others with responsibilities under RIDDOR must still keep a record of all over-three day-injuries – if the employer has to keep an accident book, then this record will be enough.
The deadline by which the over-seven-day injury must be reported has also increased to fifteen days from the day of the accident.
Report a Workplace Safety Complaint
If you are concerned about health and safety at a workplace in Burnley you can contact Environmental Health.