Report an incident

Under the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011, 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:

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.

Work Health and Safety - incident notification
Incident notification form
Worker removed from lead risk work - notification form