Understand whether an incident is notifiable and how to report it.
From 14 January 2022, employers and self-employed persons are no longer required to notify WorkSafe if they become aware on or after that date of a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis attending the workplace, even if the attendance was before that date.
If, before 14 January 2022, they became aware of a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis attending the workplace, please notify WorkSafe by contacting WorkSafe Advisory.
Employers and self-employed persons must also continue to notify WorkSafe immediately after becoming aware that a notifiable incident has occurred.
However, incident scenes can be disturbed if necessary to:
protect a person's health or safety
help someone who is injured
make the area safe (for example, if a person with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19) has attended the workplace during the infectious period, it is essential the site is cleaned and disinfected, in order to prevent further transmission of the virus)
We'll lodge details of the incident and email you a link to an online incident notification form.
WorkSafe will then advise if an inspector will make a site visit and whether the incident scene can be disturbed before the inspector's attendance.