Notifiable Incidents

A Notifiable incident as described in WHS Act 2011 includes the death of a person, serious injury, or dangerous incident. The definitions of Serious Injury and Dangerous Incidents are described below:

Serious Injury/illness Dangerous Incident
A person requiring immediate treatment as an in-patient in a hospital Uncontrolled escape, spill, leak of any substance
A person requiring immediate treatment for: Uncontrolled implosion, explosion or fire
#  Amputation of any body part Uncontrolled escape of gas or steam
#  Serious head injury Uncontrolled escape of pressurized substance
#  Serious eye injury Electric shock
#  Serious burns The fall or release from a height of any plant, substance or object
#  De-gloving or scalping (separation of skin from underlying tissues) Collapse, overturn, failure, malfunction, damage to plant required to be authorized for use
#  Spinal injury Collapse or partial collapse of a structure
#  Loss of function of any body parts Collapse or failure of an excavation or shoring equipment
#  Serious lacerations Inrush of water, mud or gas in workings in an underground excavation or tunnel
A person requiring medical treatment within 48 hours of exposure to a substance, Loss of consciousness Interruption of the main system of ventilation for underground tunnel or excavation
Any other illness prescribed by the Regulations Any other even prescribed by the Regulations

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