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Dangerous Goods incidents

All incidents involving Dangerous Goods must be reported. Examples of incidents include:

  • fire
  • explosion
  • spills
  • leakage
  • escape 

These incidents must be reported immediately to the nearest fire authority or police station.

WorkSafe Victoria must be notified immediately by phone on 132 360, and a written record of the incident must also be provided to WorkSafe Victoria within 48 hours.

 WorkSafe will call the employer or occupier the same day and advise the employer or occupier:

  • if an inspector will visit their site
  • whether the employer or occupier can disturb the incident scene.

Serious incidents will be assessed by a WorkSafe Inspector. For more information, refer to WorkSafe's Compliance and Enforcement Policy