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New requirements for WorkSafe incident notification

WorkSafe will be better informed about serious safety incidents under upcoming changes to notification requirements.


From 1 July 2024, Victorian employers and those responsible for prescribed equipment used outside of workplaces must notify WorkSafe of certain incidents involving a broader range of machinery.

Importantly, high-risk machinery in common use such as tractors, quad bikes, forklifts, excavators and mining and quarrying equipment are now included.


The changes align the notification requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations, providing clarity around when an incident is notifiable.


WorkSafe must be notified when an incident involving prescribed machinery or equipment immediately or imminently exposes a person to a serious health and safety risk due to collapse, overturning, failure, malfunction or damage.


To learn more about these changes go to: WorkSafe Vic

Published: Monday, July 8th, 2024

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