WHAT IS THE LAW?
The Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences
Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997 No.455), known
as RIDDOR (NI) 1997.
Failure to comply with these Regulations is a criminal offence.
WHY REPORT ACCIDENTS?
Reporting accidents to the appropriate enforcing authorities
(HSENI/District Councils) allows them and us to identify accident
trends and take action where needed.
WHAT ARE MY DUTIES?
If you are an employer or self-employed, or are in control
of work premises, you have duties under the Regulations.
STEP 1 You must notify the appropriate
authority immediately -
- if anybody dies or is seriously injured
in an accident in connection with your business
- if there is a dangerous occurance
(such as an overturned crane or a burst pressure valve)
Notification would normally be by phone
STEP 2 You must report in writing to
the appropriate authority within ten days, -
- if anybody is off work for more than three
days as a result of an accident at work.
- if you have had to notify any death, major
injury or dangerous occurrence.
- if a specified occupational disease is certified
by a doctor The Employment Medical Advisory Service (see
appendix) is available to answer questions on the reporting
You must keep a record of any injury, dangerous occurrence
or case of disease required to be reported.
WHICH REPORT FORM MUST I USE?
Form NI 2508 - for reporting injuries and dangerous
Form NI 2508A for reporting cases of disease.
These forms are available from:
The Stationery Office Bookshop
16 Arthur Street
Belfast BTI 4GD
Telephone (01232) 238451
You should obtain the forms now to avoid
delay should an accident occur.
WHO DO I NOTIFY?
WHERE DO I SEND THE REPORT?
In general if your premises are:
- an office
- a shop
- a warehouse
- residential accommodation
the appropriate authority will be your district
council Environmental Health Department
For most other premises, e.g. industrial commercial
and agricultural the appropriate authority will be the Health
and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland, (The
Executive) or district council environmental health departments
will be pleased to advise you.
Health and Safety Executive for Northern
83 Ladas Drive
BELFAST BT6 9FR
Telephone: Belfast (01232)243249 Fax: (01232) 235383
ANTRIM - Chief Environmental Health Officer,
Antrim Borough Council. The Steeple, Steeple Road, Antrim,
B141 IBJ. Tel: 01849463113.
ARDS - Chief Environmental Health Officer
Ards Borough Council, 2 Church Street, Newtownards, Co Down
B123 4AR Tel: 01247812215.
ARMAGH - Chief Environmental Health Officer,
Armagh District Council Council Offices, The Palace Demesne,
Armagh B160 4EL. Tel: 01861 529600.
BALLYMENA - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Ballymena Borough Council, Ardeevin 80 Galgorm Road,
Ballymena, Co Antrim BT42 1AA. Tel: 01266 660300.
BALLYMONEY - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Ballymoney District Council, Riada House, 14 Charles
Street, Ballymoney, B153 6DZ Co Antrim. Tel: 01265 662280.
BANBRIDGE - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Banbridge District Council, Health Office, Downshire
Road Banbridge, Co Down B132 3JY. Tel:018206 62991. BELFAST
- Chief Environmental Health Officer, Belfast City Council,
The Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast BT2
8BR Tel: 01232 320202
CARRICKFERGUS - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Carrickfergus Borough Council, Town Hall, Carrickfergus,
Co Antrim BT38 7DL. Tel: 01960 351604.
CASTLEREAGH - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Castlereagh Borough Council. 368 Cregagh Road. Belfast
BJ6 9EZ. Tel'. 01232 799021.
COLERAINE - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Coleraine Borough Council. Cloonavin, 41 Portstewart
Road, Coleraine. Co Londonderry B152 1 Tel: 01265 52181.
COOKSTOWN - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Cookstown District Council, Burn Road, Cookstown
Co Tyrone BISO 8DT Tel: 01648763441.
CRAIGAVON - Chief Environmental Health
Officer. Craigavon Borough Council. Civic Centre, Lakeview
Road, Craigavon. Co Armagh BJ64 lAL. Tel: 01762341199.
DOWN - Chief Environmental Health Officer.
Down District Council. 24 Strangford Road. Downpatrick, Co
Down BT3O 6SR. Tel: 01396610800.
DUNGANNON - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Dungannon District Council. Circular Road. Dungannon,
Co Tyrone B171 6DT. Te: 01868 725311.
FERMANAGH - Chief Environmental Health
Officer. Fermanagh District Council. Town Hall. Enniskillen.
Co Fermanagh BT74 7BA. Tel: 01365 325050
LARNE - Chief Environmental Health Officer.
Lame Borough Council. Victoria Road. Larne. Co Antrim BT40
1RU. Tel: 01574272313.
LIMAVADY - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Limavady Borough Council, 7 Connell Street. Limavady,
Co Londonderry B149 OHA. Tel: 015047 60302.
LISBURN - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Lisburn Borough Council, Borough Offices. The Square
Hillsborough. Co Down BT26 6AH. Tel: 01846 682477.
LONDONDERRY - Chief Environmental Health
Officer Derry City Council, Council Offices, 98 Strand Road,
Londonderry BT48 7NN. Tel: 01504 365151.
MAGHERAFELT - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Magherafelt District Council, 50 Ballyronan Road,
Magherafelt, Co Londonderry BT45 6EN. Tel: 01648 32151.
MOYLE - Chief Environmental Health Officer,
Moyle District Council. Sheskburn House, 7 Mary Street, Ballycastle,
Co Antrim BT54 60H. Tel: 01265 762225.
NEWRY - Chief Environmental Health Officer,
Newry & Mourne District Council Monaghan Row, Newry, Co
Down BT35 8DL. Tel: 01693 65411.
NEWTOWNABBEY - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Newtownabbey Borough Council, 1 The Square, Ballyclare.
Co Antrim BT39 9BA. Tel: 019603 52681
NORTH DOWN - Chief Environmental Health
Officer. North Down Borough Council, Town Hall. The Castle.
Bangor, Co Down BT2O 4BT. Tel: 01247 270371.
OMAGH - Chief Environmental Health Officer.
Omagh District Council. The Grange Mountjoy Road, Omagh. Co
Tyrone BT79 7BL. Tel: 01662 245321
STRABANE - Chief Environmental Health
Officer, Strabane District Council, 47 Derry Road, Strabane,
Co Tyrone BT82 8DY. Tel: 01504 382204.
83 Ladas Drive
Belfast B16 9FR
Tel: (01232) 542122 Fax: (01232) 546801