This guidance is currently being updated to reflect changes made by the Workplace Safety Legislation and Other Matters Amendment Act 2022, the Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021, and the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Infringements and Miscellaneous Matters) Regulations 2021. Some contents may not reflect the current state of the legislation.
Under OHS laws, employers are required to notify WorkSafe about fatalities, serious injuries or health and safety incidents that happen in a workplace. This document outlines the OHS laws that apply to workplaces when a serious incident happens. It explains:
the duties of workplaces under OHS laws, including what is a notifiable incident, when to notify WorkSafe and how to preserve a worksite after an incident
the duties of workplaces under equipment regulations
frequently asked questions about workplace incidents