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Who is responsible for investigating an incident or hazard?

The immediate supervisor or the person responsible for the work area/ task or process where an incident occurred or hazard identified is responsible to investigate.

Notification to commence an investigation

Who should be involved in the investigation?

Recording Investigation Outcomes - (within 5 working days)

Exceptions

Note: If you have been incorrectly selected as the responsible person to investigate a hazard or incident, or you are unavailable at the time i.e. on leave or overseas, you must notify the reporter of the occurrence and the Safety and Wellbeing Team and advise of the next appropriate responsible person to allow the necessary changes and notifications to be made.

For more detailed information refer to the WHS Incident/Hazard Reporting and Investigation Procedure.

 

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