Members are reminded that there is an obligation to report a death, a serious injury or illness or a serious/dangerous incident or near miss under the WHS legislation. Whilst the terminology varies slightly between the jurisdiction, the obligation to report remains the same.
Significant penalties apply where a PCBU has failed to comply with its obligations – including failing to report, failing to preserve the site, failure to comply with specific requirements under the legislation, etc.
Notifiable incidents can be reported as follows:
Further information about notifiable incidents in ACT can be found here.
Phone 13 10 50 (24/7) to report a serious injury or illness, a death or a dangerous incident; and you must also:
Where a worker has contracted COVID whilst at work, you must complete and submit the Notification of confirmed COVID-19 workers in the workplace
Further information about notifiable incidents in NSW can be found here.