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‘Your Safety Matters’ Newsletter
Take care of any injured or ill persons, see that they receive any needed First
Aid or get them to a hospital or medical centre. Take action to prevent any
one else from being injured eg cordon off area or erect barriers, turn off
equipment and/or disconnect power.
Notify WorkCover NSW and isolate and secure the area if the incident is one
that has to be notified to Workcover NSW — notifiable incidents are deaths,
serious injuries/illnesses and dangerous incidents (Sections 35-39 WHS
Act 2011). Do not disturb or re-enter the incident site until directed by the
WorkCover Inspector that you may. For listing of Regulators in States other
than NSW and their phone numbers see below.
Notify all other relevant parties: emergency contact of any injured/ill person,
relevant people within the organisation, emergency response services
where needed (Fire, Police, etc.).
Communicate with workers about the actions taken to assist injured/ill
workers and to make the workplace safe. Consult with workers about matters
that will affect their health and safety. HSRs, H&S Committee Members or
the established workplace channels for WHS consultation should be used
to aid this process.
Conduct an Investigation of the incident. This should be conducted by persons
trained to investigate workplace incidents and should not focus on isolating
who to blame, but on consulting and identifying control measures that can
be put in place to prevent further injuries or illness. Seek legal advice and
aid of WHS experts as needed.
Implement the control measures identified in the Investigation and review these
at appropriate times to ensure they are effective in keeping the workplace safe
6 BASIC STEPS FOR INCIDENT RESPONSE
ACT WorkSafe ACT
NSW WorkCover NSW
NT NT WorkSafe
QLD WH&S Queensland
SA SafeWork SA
TAS Workplace Standards Tasmania
VIC WorkSafe Victoria
WA WorkSafe WA
1800 777 209
1300 366 322
13 23 60
1800 678 198
13 10 50
1800 019 115
1300 369 915