Accidents At Work

Employers must report certain accidents at work to the Health and Safety Executive and they must keep a record of any reportable injury, disease or dangerous occurrence.

Accident At Work Reporting

In the event of:

  • work-related accidents which cause death;
  • work-related accidents which cause certain serious injuries (reportable injuries);
  • diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases;
  • certain “dangerous occurrences” (incidents with the potential to cause harm);
  • gas incidents;

the matter must be reported immediately to the Health and Safety Executive.

HSE Incident Contact Centre

Accident At Work Records

Employers must keep a record of any reportable injury, disease or dangerous occurrence.

This must include the date and method of reporting, the date, time and place of the event, details of those involved and a brief description of the nature of the event or disease.

To comply with data protection law personal details of an injury must be kept confidential and details of an individual’s sickness record or medical details must not be generally accessible to other employees.

All employers should have a system in place to keep records in a way that complies with data protection law.


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Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Admin