When and how to notify a serious injury or illness, a death or dangerous incident

If there is a serious injury or illness, a death or a dangerous incident, you must report it to us immediately on 13 10 50.

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.

The incident site must be preserved until a SafeWork Inspector attends unless the inspector or regulator directs otherwise.

You must notify your insurer of the incident within 48 hours.

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