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How to make a RIDDOR report

Who should report?

Only ‘responsible persons’ including employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises should submit reports under RIDDOR. If you are an employee (or representative) or a member of the public wishing to report an incident about which you have concerns, please refer to our advice.

Reporting online

Responsible persons should complete the appropriate online report form listed below. The form will then be submitted directly to the RIDDOR database. You will receive a copy for your records.

September 2015 - Essential maintenance is required

Essential maintenance work is required to HSE services and is scheduled to take place on 8, 10, 15, 17 and 22 September 2015. To minimise disruption this work will be undertaken between 6pm and 10pm. During this time the RIDDOR report forms will be unavailable. HSE apologise for any inconvenience.

If you have problems accessing a form, this may be due to the (Internet) security settings on the PC that you are using. A series of frequently asked questions is available to help you complete your online form.


All incidents can be reported online but a telephone service is also provided for reporting fatal and specified injuries only - call the Incident Contact Centre on 0345 300 9923 (opening hours Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm).

Reporting out of hours

The HSE and local authority enforcement officers are not an emergency service.

More information on when, and how, to report very serious or dangerous incidents, can be found by visiting the HSE ways to contact HSE webpage. If you want to report less serious incidents out of normal working hours, you can always complete an online form.

Paper forms

There is no longer a paper form for RIDDOR reporting, since the online system is the preferred reporting mechanism. Should it be essential for you to submit a report by post, it should be sent to:

RIDDOR Reports
Health and Safety Executive
Redgrave Court
Merton Road
L20 7HS

Updated 2015-09-08