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Safety briefing - accident reporting

This briefing addresses accident reporting. Its aim is to explain why accidents should be reported, who to report them to and how and what records should be kept.

What’s covered?

The Safety Briefing - Accident Reporting provides a short and simple guide to accident reporting requirements. It sets out the legal position, including the requirements to report incidents to the HSE under the Reporting of Incidents, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.


The briefing is split into three sections “Accident reporting”, “What should be reported?” and “Records”. Here you will find details about what injuries must be reported, the forms that should be used and guidance on which records you should keep.