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Reporting industrial accidents

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency

As an employer in the Netherlands, you are obliged to report industrial accidentsExternal link to the SZW Inspectorate (Inspectie SZW) if the accidents result in the following:

  • death
  • permanent injury, such as blindness, amputation or chronic complaints
  • hospitalisation

If the victim dies, you must report the accident by telephone immediately. If the result of the accident is permanent injury or hospitalisation, you report this immediately by telephone or online. If you fail to report a reportable accident, SZW Inspectorate can impose a fine of €50,000. You will find more information in the brochure Industrial accidents requiring notificationExternal link.

Keeping records

You must keep a record of all reported accidents and accidents that resulted in more than 3 days of sick leave. You must record the nature and date of any accidents. This information must be available to your employees.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency