The following must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Cases of death or major injury, must be notify without delay - this is most easily done by
reporting it online. Alternatively, it can be done by calling the Incident Contact Centre on
0345 300 9923 (opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm).
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 that a person is suffering
from a reportable work-related disease, using the online form.
straight forward health and safty advice
Complete the appropriate online report form at
The following reports are available:
a dangerous occurrence
an injury offshore
a dangerous occurrence offshore
a case of disease
flammable gas incident
a dangerous gas fitting
The form will be submitted directly to the
RIDDOR database, and a copy will be returned
to the sender for their records. There are a
series of frequently asked questions available
on the HSE website to help to complete the
online format -
Reporting out of normal hours
The type of circumstances where HSE may
need to respond out of hours are:
following a work-related death;
following a serious incident where there
have been multiple casualties;
following an incident which has caused
major disruption such as evacuation of
people, closure of roads, large numbers
of people going to hospital, etc.
If the incident fits these descriptions ring the
duty officer on 0151 922 9235.