Under the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1997 there are notifiable and non-notifiable incidents. A notifiable incident is an event of which an employer must by law notify Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, such as a serious injury, death, work-caused illness or dangerous event (e.g. a toxic chemical spill).
Notification and reporting are not the same.
|Reporting||Any person in the workplace reports an incident to a supervisor, Health and Safety Officer or another designated person.|
|Notification||Employer notifies Workplace Health and Safety Queensland of a notifiable incident within 24 hours.|
Notification is the responsibility of the employer and must be done within 24 hours of the event occurring. As a worker, you may be asked to participate in related workplace safety procedures, such as reporting and being involved in the review of non-notifiable incidents.