Wednesday September 29, 2021 10:45
The Health and Safety At Work Act 2015 requires a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to report all notifiable events to WorkSafe NZ without delay.
Clause 56. Duty to notify notifiable event
A notifiable event can be either a significant incident, a serious injury, illness, or death.
A more complete listing of classifications can be found on the WorkSafe NZ website at https://worksafe.govt.nz
WorkSafe NZ now require all notifiable events to be reported via their on-line reporting system which is accessed at the aforementioned website.
A serious injury occurring to a person at work can have a devasting effect on a person’s life and family. The first priority should always be to ensure that prompt and effective care is provided.
A procedure for dealing with a Medical Emergency should be established including the location of the nearest Medical Centre and/or doctor as well as the location of local Defibrillator unit(s).
A serious injury can also have a distressing impact on the PCBU and its officers and make it a difficult and trying time to follow the correct reporting procedure to the Regulator.
As a client of Securo you are provided with up to 2 hours of support per contract year at no additional cost, in the event of a serious harm incident occurring. Our consultants are experienced in this process and can also assist with accident investigations should they be required.
Please contact your consultant and/or Securo helpline on 0800 55 33 44
For your information we have provided below a step-by-step guide to the WorkSafe NZ reporting process:
Your Securo consultant should also be contacted for advice and guidance on the process.