Health and Safety

Reporting and Investigating Accidents

All accidents, incidents, injuries and near misses are to be reported to the Safety, Risk and Assurance team as soon as possible. You can send completed forms to safety@vuw.ac.nz

DocumentFile SizeFile Type
word Accident/Incident Report Form94KBMS Word

Printed forms are also found in University first aid kits.

Notifiable Events

Where a serious accident, incident, injury or near miss has occurred at work and it fits the definition of a Notifiable Event, WorkSafe NZ are to be notified immediately. This can be done by contacting the Safety, Risk and Assurance team on 04 463-6053 or 04 463 6071 or you can submit an online notification form to WorkSafe NZ here.

A Notifiable Event is defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act as follows:

25.  Meaning of notifiable event

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, a notifiable event means any of the following events that arise from work:

(a) the death of a person; or

(b) a notifiable injury or illness; or

(c) a notifiable incident.