The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997, place a legal duty on:
- self-employed people
- people in control of premises
To report work-related deaths, major injuries or over-three-day injuries, work related diseases, and dangerous occurrences (near miss accidents).
Since 1 April 2013, employers have the option to report all work related incidents to HSENI, no matter who the relevant enforcing authority is for the business.
HSENI, in agreement with district councils, are now offering this service, in the hope that it will make it easier for employers to report incidents at work. This is especially relevant where it is difficult for an employer to determine who their relevant enforcing authority is. HSENI will process all forms onto its RIDDOR database and, where applicable, forward on relevant forms to the appropriate district council to register and process in the normal way.