Session 9: RIDDOR
Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Explain the meaning of RIDDOR
  • Describe what is legally bound to report
  • Describe which are non-reportable incidences
  • List what is needed when reporting
  • Explain the steps in reporting to HSE


  • From 1 October 2013 the revised Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR 2013) came into force.
  • RIDDOR puts duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).

What needs to be reported

  • Deaths – All deaths to workers and non-workers must be reported if they arise from a work-related accident, including an act of physical violence to a worker. Suicides are not reportable, as the death does not result from a work-related accident.
  • Reportable occupational diseases – Employers and self-employed people must report diagnoses of certain occupational diseases, where these are likely to have been caused or made worse by their work.
  • Reportable dangerous occurrences
  • Reportable gas incidents

Recording an Incident

Records of incidents covered by RIDDOR are also important. They ensure that you collect sufficient information to allow you to properly manage health and safety risks. This information is a valuable management tool that can be used as an aid to risk assessment, helping to develop solutions to potential risks. In this way, records also help to prevent injuries and ill health, and control costs from accidental loss.

Accident Book

Click below to see an example of an accident record form.


Individual task and feedback

Can you make a list of all RIDDOR reportable incidents that yoou have heard about of been a part of?

Feedback to your group and create a list of the most frequent concerns that would be entered into an accident book.

Checking learning:

  1. What does RIDDOR stand for?
  2. List what needs to be reported under RIDDOR.
  3. Within how many days do you need report an incident?
  4. In the case of an accident, where and how should you keep a record of the accident?
  5. What are the most common types of accidents?


Agriculture is a dangerous profession. When working with livestock and machinery there are inherent risks.

Farms have the duty to reduce the risks to employers and employees.

However accidents do occur and need to be reported to the HSE, and strategies put in place to stop it happening again.