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 then have the option to download a copy for your records.

Offshore reporting

To report on an offshore related issue please utilise the Report of an Oil and Gas Incident (ROGI) form. The form enables the reporting under all the relevant legislation and requirements including RIDDOR.

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/specified incidents 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.

RIDDOR and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018

As a notifier you are acting as the responsible person under RIDDOR legislation and you are under a legal obligation to make the notification and have a lawful basis for processing the personal data of the injured person (data subject).

The HSE processes this data as part of their public task. This is their legal justification for processing the data.

For further information please see our Privacy Policy Statement.

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Updated 2022-12-12