Reporting of pipeline incidents under RIDDOR - HSE additional guidance

The dangerous occurrences that should be reported for pipelines or pipeline works are described in Schedule 2, Part 1, Paragraphs 21 and 22 of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).

Who should report Pipeline Dangerous Occurrences under RIDDOR

The responsibility for reporting pipeline dangerous occurrences rests with the pipeline operator as defined by the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996.  

Additional guidance

In some cases it may not be clear immediately whether an incident is a 'dangerous occurrence' as defined in RIDDOR. Examples to aid reporting decisions for some of the more common occurrences detailed in Paragraphs 21 and 22 are given under the heading 'Pipelines and pipeline works' on HSE's webpage guidance on RIDDOR 2013 Dangerous Occurrences.

Updated 2021-02-24