All businesses have a legal responsibility to report work-related accidents causing death or serious injury, industrial diseases and certain ‘dangerous occurrences’. 

You can check the list of enforcing authorities to see whether to report to us or to the Health and Safety Executive. 

Recording accidents

All businesses should record, in writing, all accidents to employees and non-employees which occur on the work premises. These records should be stored securely according to data protection legislation. A suitable accident book is available from the Health and Safety Executive.

We advise all businesses to thoroughly investigate all accidents and incidents. Action should then be taken to avoid repetition.

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Contact us for advice on a range of health and safety issues including:

  • accidents and incidents at work
  • health and safety legislation
  • asbestos
  • working conditions
  • your rights

Health Protection Service

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0114 2734415

5th Floor North
Howden House
1 Union Street
Sheffield

S1 2SH