WorkSafe Tasmania using tech to streamline incident reporting

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania using tech to streamline incident reporting

WorkSafe Tasmania has launched an online notification process to streamline the way Tasmanian businesses provide written notice of a death, serious injury, serious illness or dangerous incident in the workplace. The new online notification process will guide people through a series of questions designed to assist them in providing all of the necessary information, replacing the need for notifiers to complete and submit the traditional hard copy incident notice form. Once submitted, the information that has been entered in the form will be fed directly into WorkSafe Tasmania’s information management system.

The new form is the latest in a range of WorkSafe initiatives to improve the tools and systems available to inspectors, and to deliver on its commitment to improve workplace health and safety in the Tasmanian community.

Tasmanian businesses are legally obligated to notify WorkSafe Tasmania immediately after becoming aware that a death, serious injury or illness, or dangerous incident has arisen out of the conduct of the business. Notification must be provided by the fastest possible means, which is primarily via WorkSafe Tasmania’s Helpline on 1300 366 322 or, if calling from outside Tasmania, (03) 6166 4600. Businesses must also give written notice of the incident within 48 hours of providing a telephone notification. The new form is available on the WorkSafe Tasmania website.

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