Covered in this course

The Accident Reporting Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

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.

The first section of our Accident Reporting Training programme looks at accidents, injuries and near-misses.

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.

It's important to understand that not every incident needs to be recorded. The second section of our Accident Reporting Training programme shows you what MUST be recorded and what things can be logged in your Accident Book.

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.

The final section of our course gives you an in depth look at what needs to be included in a report.

Accident Reporting Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Accident Reporting Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Accident Reporting Certificate includes your namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagedate of completionexpiry date and all relevant approvals.

Accident Reporting Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 47 real user reviews.

4.09 out of 5
Simple and really well done

Gave an excellent insight into the basics of Accident Reporting and RIDDOR. Feel more confident in my knowledge of what and how to report

good information given

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easy enough to follow

the slides were in a good order and easy enough to follow, however I don't have speakers on my PC so couldn't hear the commentary, I read the statements underneath but had to wait for the video to finish. A read only version would be useful

Should also speak about witnesses

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Excellent course, great content

The only thing I would say is that the optional questions it selected the wrong option to what I clicked, I was disappointed in my score but other than that it was very good and informative


I very good course , informative and extremely important.

Easy to follow and understand

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Very good

Excellent course well presented ease to use

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Legislation relating to Accident Reporting

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.


Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations or RIDDOR (2013) states that employers require "responsible persons" to report accidents, major injuries, dangerous occurrences 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 followings 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.