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RIDDOR (NI) 97 booklet


(Northern Ireland)

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (RIDDOR (NI) 97), places a legal duty on employers, self-employed people and people in control of premises to report.


This booklet explains what employers need to do under RIDDOR (NI) 97, which came into operation on 1 April 1998 (as amended).


RIDDOR is the law that requires employers, and other people in control of work premises, to report and keep records of:

  • Work-related accidents which cause death.

  • Work-related accidents which cause major injury or injury causing a person to be off work for three or more days.

  • Diagnosed cases of certain industrial diseases.

  • Certain “dangerous occurrences” (incidents with the potential to cause harm).

There are also special requirements for gas incidents (see reportable gas incidents). This guidance aims to help employers and others with reporting duties under RIDDOR, to comply with RIDDOR and to understand reporting requirements.


RIDDOR (NI) 97 requires the reporting of work-related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. It applies to all work activities, but not to all incidents. Most people with duties under the Regulations will find all they need to know here. However, if you want the full text of the Regulations together with guidance notes, a separate detailed guide is available.


HSENI December 2022


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