The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 are often known as RIDDOR.
RIDDOR puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report any work-related deaths, certain serious workplace accidents, or work related injuries, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).
Those who are self employed and working in someone else’s work premises and suffer either a major injury or an over-seven-day injury, then the person in control of the premises will be responsible for the reporting.
If there is a reportable accident whilst the person is working on their own premises or in domestic premises, or if a doctor informs them that they have a work-related disease or condition, then this should be reported.
Only the ‘responsible persons’ including employers, the self-employed and people in control of work designated premises should submit reports under RIDDOR.
All RIDDOR reportable incidents should be reported online but a telephone service is also provided for reporting fatal and major injuries only - call the Incident Contact Centre on 0845 300 9923 (opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm).