Notifiable incident

When you must notify SafeWork NSW about an incident, death or illness at work.

A 'notifiable incident' under the work health and safety legislation relates to:

  • the death of a person
  • a serious injury or illness of a person
  • a potentially dangerous incident.

Significant penalties apply if you fail to notify us of an incident. You must notify your insurer of the incident within 48 hours.

Everything you need to know about reporting an incident is in our Investigating and reporting incidents section.

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