Health and safety for gig economy, agency and temporary workers

4. Accident reporting

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) cover accident reporting.

If there is a RIDDOR reportable incident in the workplace involving a gig, agency or temporary worker there is a duty to report it.

The employment status of agency workers is not always clear to the worker, or to the organisation who is supplied with labour. If the worker is employed by the employment agency, they are the legal employer, and have the same legal obligations as any other employer to report accidents and ill health to their employees. In other cases, the duty is on the end user business to report accidents as they are in control of the premises where an accident occurs.

For more information, visit RIDDOR - who should report?

Non-English speakers

For workers who do not speak or understand English well or at all, our Migrant worker website provides advice and guidance and can be translated into other languages.

Updated 2022-06-09