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Health and safety

Accident reporting

Report an incident online 

Incidents involving death or major injury should be reported without delay. You should also call us directly on 01253 891000. All other incidents must be reported within 15 days. Only responsible persons including employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises should submit reports under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 

It is a legal requirement to report accidents in your work place including:

  • Accidents resulting in death 
  • Accidents resulting in serious injuries such as bone fractures, loss of consciousness, severe burns, amputations and asphyxiation
  • Accidents that causes an employee to be off work for more than seven days
  • Non-fatal accidents requiring hospital treatment to the public or non-workers 
  • Dangerous occurrences that do not result in injury but could easily have done so, for example fire, explosion and wall collapse 
  • Some work related diseases (such as asbestosis)

A full list can be on the Health and Safety Executive website

Keeping records on incidents/accidents

It is recommended you keep records of the following:

  • The date and method of reporting
  • Date, time and place of the event
  • Personal details of those involved
  • Brief description of the event and/or injury

What happens next

Upon receipt of a notification Wyre health and safety officers look at the nature of the injury, persons involved and the circumstances. Officers may contact you or make site visits to investigate the accident with a view to preventing reoccurrence and to protect the health, safety and welfare of people.

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