The investigation of accidents at work is an important part of our job. Certain accidents must be reported by law under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013.
RIDDOR provide detailed information on the duties on employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises to report serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).
The things that must be reported via RIDDOR include:
- a death
- a major injury, such as a fracture, amputation or dislocation
- a member of the public being taken to hospital
- dangerous occurrences
- any employee who is off work for more than seven days (including non-working days) following an accident at work
- an employee who suffers from certain reportable work-related illness or diseases
- a flammable gas incident
- a dangerous gas fitting
These accidents and issues can be reported online using the button below or by phone on 0845 300 9923. Lines are open 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Submitted forms will be forwarded to our food and safety team. When we receive an accident report we may contact the injured person and make a visit to the premises to try and find out how the accident happened. The outcome of the investigation usually involves giving advice to help prevent a similar accident from occurring. If there has been an obvious breach of health and safety law, then we may adopt a more formal approach.
Reporting other health and safety concerns
If you need to report a different health and safety issue or incident to our team that does not come under RIDDOR you can do so here.
Kent County Council is responsible for maintaining footpaths, roads and most vegetation (including damaged or fallen trees). To report these matters see Report a problem on a road or pavement.