Accident Reporting Training


Accident reporting plays a crucial role in maintaining a safe workplace, as the aim of the practice is to ensure that the accident is not repeated. Under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (2013), employers require “responsible persons” to report accidents, major injuries, dangerous occurrences, and even death in the workplace. Therefore, it is a legal duty to practice accident reporting. 

This course, which is an introduction to accident reporting, helps the user to understand how to fill out an accident report form and what to include in it. Additionally, it covers what sort of accidents need reporting, as well as covering the legal obligations of the person reporting the accident.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • The type of accidents and injuries that should be reported.
  • How to accurately fill in an accident form, with examples of the information that should be included.
  • The details of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013, and how to ensure compliance.

Course Contents

This course consists of three sections:

Section 1: the background of accident reporting

Section 1 explores the reasons behind accident reporting, including legislation such as RIDDOR and data protection, and details about accident books, what they contain, and why they are important.

Section 2: what should be recorded

Section 2 focuses on the different levels of accident reporting, and what information should be collected as part of each, including the essential details required for legal compliance.

Section 3: reporting an accident

Section 3 explains how to compile a report, what information to include, and which elements of an incident or accident you may have overlooked.

About the Course


The Accident Reporting training course offers practical guidance on how to report and record details of accidents and injuries at work. It is designed for everyone to use, in order to raise awareness of why accident reporting is important, and who is responsible for collecting and handling the information.

Broken down into three main sections, this course looks at why accidents need to be recorded, including the relevant legislation such as the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). It then demonstrates what should be recorded in an accident book and how to compile an accident report.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 15 minutes to complete.


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