Incident Notification. N otifying WorkSafe about incidents. Employers, occupiers and people who are in control of workplaces and high risk equipment are required by law to notify WorkSafe about incidents involving workplace health and safety, dangerous goods as well as explosives
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• $6,607.20 for individuals*; or
• $33,036.00 for companies*.
• medical treatment within 48 hours of exposure to a substance
• immediate treatment as an in-patient in a hospital
Serious injury are incidents that result in a person requiring:
– serious head injury
– serious eye injury
– separation of skin from underlying tissue (for example de-gloving or scalping)
– electric shock
– spinal injury
– loss of bodily function
– serious lacerations
(a) an operation;
(b) the administration of a drug or other like substance; or
(c) any other medical procedure –
(a) the provision of reasonable medical procedures for the relief of pain, suffering and discomfort; or
(b) the reasonable provision of food and water.
may include stitching to prevent loss of blood and/or other treatment to prevent loss of bodily function and/or infection.
• the collapse, overturning, failure or malfunction of, or damage to, plant that is required to be licensed or registered;
• the collapse or failure of an excavation or of any shoring supporting an excavation;
• the collapse or partial collapse of a building or structure;
• an implosion, explosion or fire;
• the escape, spillage or leakage of any substance including dangerous goods;
• the fall or release from a height of any plant, substance or object; or
When reporting a notifiable incident you will be asked for:
• the name and address or the location of the place where the incident occurred;
• the name of any injured persons, the details of the injury and a brief description of what happened;
• contact details of a person at the incident site; and
• whether the police, an ambulance or other emergency service is attending or has attended the scene.
• an inspector arrives at the site; or
• such other time as directed by an inspector when WorkSafe is notified of the incident.
the notice is to apply (no more than 7 days).
• protect the health and safety of a person; or
• provide aid to an injured person involved in the incident; or
• take essential action to make the site safe or to prevent a further incident.
• any substances have escaped, spilled or leaked; and
• any debris, including plant debris, or objects have fallen as a result of the incident.
• WorkSafe inspectors;
• people injured or exposed to risk by the incident, and their representatives;
• representatives of anyone who dies as a result of the incident;
• the health and safety representative for the Designated Work Group (DWG), if any employees of the employer are members of a DWG; and
• members of any health and safety committee established by the employer.