Accident and Dangerous Occurrence Reporting

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2016 all employers and self-employed persons are legally obliged to report the injury of an employee as a result of an accident while at work. Injuries must be reported if your employee is unable to carry out their normal work for more than three consecutive days, excluding the day of the accident.

How to report an injury

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What you need to register

  • Your name 
  • Your email address 
  • Company name 
  • Company address 
  • Company email address 
  • Company contact number 
  • CRO number (if unknown, you can search for it on the CRO website here

What happens when you register 

  • You will be able to report the injury of an employee as a result of an accident while at work 
  • It is faster, easier and cheaper than completing a paper form and posting it to the HSA
  • You can view a history of the accidents and dangerous occurrences you have previously reported
  • You can print a copy of the report for your records 

Key points

  • Only fatal and non-fatal injuries are reportable. Diseases, occupational illnesses or any impairments of mental condition are not reportable
  • Fatal accidents must be reported immediately to the Authority or Gardaí. Subsequently, the formal report should be submitted to the Authority within five working days of the death
  • Non-fatal accidents or dangerous occurrences should be reported to the Authority within ten working days of the event
  • Injuries to any employee as a result of an accident while at work where the injury results in the employee being unable to carry out their normal work duties for more than three consecutive days, excluding the day of the accident, must be reported to the Authority

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Get started here

Other ways to report 

Complete the Notable Incident Form  and post to HSA Contact Centre, Health and Safety Authority, The Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, D01 K0Y8.