What to do when an employee dies

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Reporting a workplace death

You must report a death in the workplace (except in Northern Ireland) to the:

  • police
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

HSE Incident Contact Centre
0845 300 9923
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

Report a workplace death in Northern Ireland to the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI).

You must report any deaths or serious injuries, even if the employee is working off-site at the time.