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

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.

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