Injury and Incident Reporting 

A key component of an effective incident prevention program is prompt, reliable reporting. If hazardsnear misses and injuries are reported, it provides the University an opportunity to intervene at the earliest opportunity to either prevent an incident from occurring or minimise the severity of injury.

For Contractors

Contractors must immediately notify their University contact of any Hazards or Incidents so that it may be promptly recorded.

Contractors are to report hazards and incidents (near miss and injury/illness) to

  1. Campus Security (dial x88888 on any internal phone) or 1800 500 911 and
  2. Your UniSA Contract Supervisor immediately when they become aware.

Details of the hazard or incident shall be logged in the UniSA online Hazard/Incident Reporting & Investigation System by the UniSA Contract Supervisor or other relevant staff member as soon as practicable and within 48 hours.

In the event of a serious incident, Security and/or the Contract Supervisor must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the site where the incident occurred is not disturbed until a SafeWork SA inspector arrives at the site or directs otherwise.  Security staff are trained first aid officers who can respond in emergency situations.

Under WHS legislation, the University and the contractor have a responsibility to ensure notifiable incidents are reported to the Regulators immediately after they become aware.  Both duty holders do not need to report the details however, both parties should agree who will fulfil this role as part of the contract agreement.

The Contractor shall provide the UniSA Contract Supervisor with a written incident investigation report detailing the incident, root cause and recommended corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.  Where a serious incident occurs that involves University staff, student/s or other person/s, a joint investigation should be conducted by the University and the contractor.

Where the University has engaged a Principal Contractor (PC) for a construction project, the PC is responsible to notify the appropriate Regulator/s where a serious injury or dangerous incident has occurred.  The University also requires the PC to immediately notify Security and the UniSA Contract Supervisor of the incident.

For Staff

The University online Hazard / Incident Reporting & Investigation System provides a user-friendly and efficient way to report hazards and incidents, record investigation findings and corrective action to prevent a recurrence.

Access is available through the Staff Portal, logging into 'myUniSA' using your username and password and clicking on the 'Report a Hazard or Incident' link.

Hazard / Incident Reporting & Investigation System (staff only)

Refer to the PTC - Safety and Wellbeing website for further information on Incident Reporting