Report an incident
Under the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act, it is a requirement to notify NT WorkSafe if certain incidents occur at the workplace.
These notifiable incidents include:
- a death of a person
- a serious injury or illness of the person, or
- a dangerous incident.
The bulletin 'Work Health and Safety - Incident notification' provides further detail into what is considered a serious injury or illness and what is considered a dangerous incident under the work health and safety laws.
A Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) is required to contact NT WorkSafe immediately after becoming aware of a notifiable incident at their workplace.
Notification must be done by the fastest possible means by either:
- calling 1800 019 115, or
- completing the appropriate 'incident notification form', and
- faxing it to 8999 5141, or
- emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
A PCBU may also be required to complete and submit an 'Incident notification form' to NT WorkSafe. A PCBU who is required to submit an 'Incident notification form' has 48 hours from the time they notified the incident by phone.
Penalties will apply to a PCBU who fails to notify an incident.