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Reporting Injuries, Diseases, Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) at work place in your establishment

These Regulations require reporting of specific accidents, ill health and dangerous occurrences to the enforcing authorities. They include-


This includes an act of non-consensual physical violence done to a person at work. This means the injuries through physical violence to people not at work, injury between workers over personal matters and injury carried out by a visiting relative of a person at work; are not reportable. But if a member of the public cause injury to a person at work through physical violence; that is reportable.

The HSE of local authority shall be notified immediately by the quickest practicable means in any of the following

  • DEATH as a result of an accident arising out of or in connection with work.
  • Major injuries to a person as a result of an accident arising out of or in connection with work.
  • Where there is a dangerous occurrence.


  • Any fracture other than to the fingers, thumbs and toes,
  • Any amputation,
  • Dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee and spine,
  • Loss of sight (whether temporary or permanent),
  • Electric shock or electrical burn,
  • Loss of consciousness (cause by exposure), Acute illness etc.

REPORTING DISEASES: This is when a medical practitioner notifies the employer’s responsible; that an employee suffers from a reportable work-related disease. Example of work related diseases are:

  • Certain poisonings,
  • Some skin diseases such as occupational dermatitis, skin cancer etc.
  • Lungs diseases such as occupational asthma,
  • Infections such as hepatitis, tuberculosis,
  • Other conditions such as occupational cancer, musculoskeletal disorder, hand-arm vibration.


This includes:

  • Lifting machinery
  • Pressure system
  • Overhead electric lines
  • Electric short circuit
  • Explosive
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Biological agents
  • Explosion or fire
  • Escape of flammable substances
  • Escape of substances. etc

Note: A record of each accident reported must be kept at the place of business for at least 3 years.

REMEMBER: SAFETY is every one’s responsibility; so think SAFETY before you do anything.

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