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WorkCover NSW Notifiable Incidents

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Under the WHS Act (NSW and other jurisdictions) if there is a work related serious injury or illness, a death or a dangerous incident, you must report it to WorkCover immediately and notify your insurer within 48 hours.


You must also:

  • provide first aid and make sure the worker gets the right care
  • record it in the register of injuries
  • help the worker recover at work by identifying and offering suitable employment, staying connected and planning with your worker, their doctor, and your insurer

Notifying WorkCover NSW
If a notifiable incident occurs, you must notify us immediately on 13 10 50 as an urgent investigation may be needed. The incident site must be preserved until an Inspector attends (or the inspector or regulator directs otherwise). 

A "notifiable incident" under the work health and safety legislation relates to:


  • the death of a person
  • a serious injury or illness of a person
  • a potentially dangerous incident
  • Significant penalties apply if you fail to notify an incident. 


A notification fact sheet for NSW WorkCover is available by following the link:  Notification Fact Sheet - WorkCover NSW

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