Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

24 Meaning of notifiable incident

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, a notifiable incident means an unplanned or uncontrolled incident in relation to a workplace that exposes a worker or any other person to a serious risk to that person’s health or safety arising from an immediate or imminent exposure to—

(a)

an escape, a spillage, or a leakage of a substance; or

(b)

an implosion, explosion, or fire; or

(c)

an escape of gas or steam; or

(d)

an escape of a pressurised substance; or

(e)

an electric shock; or

(f)

the fall or release from a height of any plant, substance, or thing; or

(g)

the collapse, overturning, failure, or malfunction of, or damage to, any plant that is required to be authorised for use in accordance with regulations; or

(h)

the collapse or partial collapse of a structure; or

(i)

the collapse or failure of an excavation or any shoring supporting an excavation; or

(j)

the inrush of water, mud, or gas in workings in an underground excavation or tunnel; or

(k)

the interruption of the main system of ventilation in an underground excavation or tunnel; or

(l)

a collision between 2 vessels, a vessel capsize, or the inrush of water into a vessel; or

(m)

any other incident declared by regulations to be a notifiable incident for the purposes of this section.

(2)

Despite subsection (1), notifiable incident does not include an incident declared by regulations not be a notifiable incident for the purposes of this Act.

Compare: Model Work Health and Safety Act (Aust) s 37