Accident Reporting Training

Good accident reporting can help to increase safety at work and this programme is an essential guide, explaining what should be reported and why. It's designed for everyone to use.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Can be completed in 15-20 minutes
  • Includes downloadable Accident Report Form
  • Clear and easy to follow
  • Provides certificate on completion
  • CPD approved
  • Helps you to meet the requirements of RIDDOR (2013)

Accident Reporting Training Course Contents

1. The background of accident reporting

This section looks at the importance of keeping accident records. It includes information about Accident Books and data protection laws. It also explains what RIDDOR is and its relevance to accident reporting.

2. What should be recorded?

This short section looks at what MUST be recorded, and what COULD be put in your Accident Book, depending on what level of reporting your organisation uses.

3. Reporting an accident

This final section is all about completing a report. It explains what information might be needed and suggests things that might be included in the report that you may not have thought about.

 Test & Certificate

This Accident Reporting Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.


Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations or RIDDOR (2013) states that employers require "responsible persons" to report accidents, major injuries, dangerous occurences and even death in the workplace. See a more detailed list here - types of reportable incidents in the workplace.

Breaching regulations is a crime and can result in a hefty fine. 

What is meant by the term 'Work-related'? 

RIDDOR only requires you to report accidents if they happen ‘out of or in connection with work’. The fact that there is an accident at work premises does not, in itself, mean that the accident is work-related – the work activity itself must contribute to the accident. An accident is ‘work-related’ if any of the following played a significant role:

- The way in which the work was carried out.
- Any machinery, plant, substances or equipment used for the work or
- The condition of the site or premises where the accident happened.


 Reviews More reviews

Quick, relevant and even vaguely amusing

By on March 14, 2017
A great model for future training. The matter was kept relatively short, but the content was well presented and even managed to raise a chuckle on at least two occasions - always good for maintaining one's interest!

very good and informative course.

By on March 6, 2017
There were a few things in the course content that l didn't know or had forgot. very good for anyone who has to do the reporting of accidents.