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Incident Reporting and Investigation

ECU takes incidents in workplaces seriously and expects these to be reported in a timely manner. This section will assist you and your manager to take steps to prevent incidents from occurring in a range of situations.

Reporting incidents

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Staff are responsible for reporting any incident involving a staff member, student, contractor or visitor. This must be reported to your supervisor as soon as practical and recorded using the Online Incident Report Form (link also available under "See Also"). It is the responsibility of the supervisor to communicate the incident further as required within the School or Service Centre if medical treatment beyond first aid was required, or if the supervisor deems the incident to be significant.

If a staff member is injured and requires medical treatment it must be reported immediately to the Safety and Employment Relations Office on 6304 2302.

Investigating incidents

It is the supervisor's responsibility to investigate an incident in consultation with their local elected health and safety representative.

For students this may be their lecturer; for contractors it's the responsible officer. The person responsible for investigating an incident involving a visitor will vary, depending on the purpose of their visit.

Download the Incident Reporting and Investigation Guidance Notes for details on the incident investigation process.

Reporting to WorkSafe

There are some circumstances where an incident must be reported to WorkSafe and this is undertaken by the Safety and Employment Relations office. Early reporting to the team will ensure compliance.

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