RIDDOR Injury Statistics

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RIDDOR Reporting Requirements and Statistics

Introduction to RIDDOR

RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) is a UK mandate requiring employers to report specific workplace incidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These incidents include work-related accidents, diseases, and hazardous events.

Non-Fatal Injuries Statistics (2019-2020)

According to the most recent HSE statistics, during the 2019-2020 period, there were 69,208 non-fatal employee injuries reported under RIDDOR, a decrease from the previous year's figure. The most frequently reported types of non-fatal injuries were:

  • Slips, trips, and falls on the same level: 29% of all non-fatal injuries
  • Handling, lifting, or carrying: 20%
  • Being hit by an object: 10%
  • Acts of violence: 9%
  • Falls from height: 8%

These five types of injuries accounted for over 75% of non-fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR during this period.

Fatal Injuries Statistics (2019-2020)

There were also 111 fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR during the 2019-2020 period, a decrease from the previous year's 147. The most frequent causes of fatal injuries were:

  • Falls from height: 29% of all reported fatal injuries
  • Being hit by a moving vehicle: 20%
  • Being struck by a moving object: 18%
  • Getting trapped by something collapsing or overturning: 8%
  • Contact with moving machinery: 7%

These five causes accounted for over 80% of all fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR during this period.

Work-Related Diseases (2019-2020)

During the same period, there were 2,446 instances of work-related diseases reported under RIDDOR. These diseases include:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Occupational asthma
  • Work-related stress

Employer Responsibilities

Employers have a legal duty to report certain types of workplace incidents under RIDDOR. This includes:

  • Incidents resulting in a worker's death or serious injury
  • Injuries leading to an employee being off work for seven or more days
  • Specific hazardous occurrences
  • Work-related diseases

Importance of RIDDOR Reports

The HSE utilises data from RIDDOR reports to identify trends and patterns in workplace incidents. This information is critical for devising strategies to enhance workplace safety and prevent future incidents.


Understanding RIDDOR requirements and keeping accurate records of workplace incidents is essential for maintaining a safe working environment and complying with UK health and safety regulations.