Guide to incident notification

How occupational health and safety (OHS) laws apply to serious workplace incidents.

Published: 16 Mar 2022
File type: PDF
File size: 1.08 MB
Length: 23 pages
Reading level: Difficult

What it contains

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