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Incidents and notifications

What is an incident

Find out what qualifies as a dangerous incident and whether you need to notify Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ).

In an emergency

In an emergency dial 000, do not touch the scene other than to administer first aid.

When there is a death in the workplace

A death in the workplace is always investigated to find out what happened and to determine ways to prevent the same thing from happening again.

Notify of an incident

If an injury, illness or dangerous incident has occurred at your workplace use these forms and procedures to make a notification and/or insurance claim.

Electrical incidents and notifications

All electrical incidents must be reported to the Electrical Safety Office.

Give notice to WHSQ for asbestos, demolition and hazardous chemicals

A notification must be submitted to WHSQ before certain asbestos and demolition work takes place. A workplace must also notify WHSQ regarding handling and storage of hazardous chemicals.

Last updated
22 May 2018

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