Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996

144 Reporting of incidents


Every person in charge of a substance involved in an incident resulting in death, or a notifiable injury or illness as defined by section 23 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, or serious environment damage must, unless an enforcement officer attended the incident or subsection (2) applies, report that incident to an enforcement officer.


No person shall be obliged to report an incident to an enforcement officer under this Act where the incident is required to be reported under any other Act.

Section 144(1): replaced, on 1 December 2017, by section 51 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 72).