Incident Investigation and Reporting
Are you prepared to respond when an incident happens?
When a serious incident has occurred in a workplace, the organisation (PCBU) has a legal obligation to investigate and report to Safework SA.
Certain types of incidents are mandatory notifiable incidents, under the WHS Act.
It is important for maintaining a safe workplace, that incidents are promptly investigated and the causes identified, so that plans can be made to avoid a similar incident occurring in the future.
Penalties apply for non-compliance under the WHS Act and Regulations.
Timing: 1 hour workshop
Who should attend: All workers, contractors, HSR’s, supervisors and managers concerned about improving workplace safety through effective investigation of incidents and injuries. Those who are responsible for reporting workplace incidents and injuries.
- Types of incidents, accidents, injuries and fatalities. Identify hazards, assess risks, control risks, review control measures, incident response – first aid and getting help for injured workers.
- Investigation procedures, securing the scene, preserving evidence, co-operation with emergency services, Safework SA Investigators, safety specialists.
- Incident notification – which incidents are mandatory notifiable? When, how to notify Safework SA, recording and gathering evidence, details of the event, witness statements, use of records.
- Reporting, follow-up and outcome of incident.
- Obligations under WHS Act and Regulations, penalties for non-compliance.
- Questions and scenarios.