Accident and incident reporting


Notifiable Event

  • Immediately dial 9999 (or 1-111) and detail assistance required.
  • Notify the Health and Safety Manager on 0275408370. If he is not available, advise Grant McPhail, Director of Facilities Management. 0275408011.
  • Do not disturb the accident scene except to save life, prevent further injury or to relieve suffering of the injured party.
  • The Health and Safety Manager will advise worksafe if necessary. Equipment or plant involved is not to be used until cleared by a worksafe representative.

Notifiable event: A death, notifiable injury or illness, or a notifiable incident.

Notifiable Injury and illness: Includes but is not limited to, a serious injury which requires immediate treatment (other than first aid) e.g. an amputation, serious eye injury, serious burn. An injury which would normally require hospitalisation. Serious infections related to animal bites, exposure to blood or bodily substances, or animal products.

Notifiable Incident: An unplanned or uncontrolled event which exposes a person to serious risk. e.g. but not limited, to, an explosion, trench or structure collapse, escape of pressure or hazardous substance, electrical shock.

Accident and Incident Reporting

Please contact the Ara Health and Safety Manager on 027 5408 370 to report any accident, incident or near miss.

Contact should be made as soon as practicable in the case of a serious event.

Ara Contractors need to complete an accurate written report within 48 hours of any accidents, incidents or near misses.

Investigation of all serious accidents will begin as soon as practicable after the notification of event but within at least one working day of the occurrence. The Ara Health and Safety Manager should be kept informed where the investigation completion will exceed two working days.

The contractor is responsible for reporting notifiable events involving their staff to WorkSafe NZ.

Effective accident/incident reporting will be a criteria identified during post contract evaluation.

Reviewed 2016.