When someone is injured at work you are obliged to contact the following organisations:
- If you are a client of Aurenda, contact us on (08) 6389 8989 – we will provide the next steps;
- If you are not a client of ours, you will need to contact your insurer; and
- Depending on the severity of the injury, you may also be required to notify WorkSafe WA or the relevant Authority in your state.
In Western Australia, reporting is required for employees who suffer death/ injury/ disease at work or at employer-provided residential premises as described under s23G(2) of the WA Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.
Types of injuries that must be reported to WorkSafe WA:
- A fracture of the skull, spine or pelvis.
- A fracture of any bone in the arm, other than in the wrists or hand, or in the leg, other than a bone in the ankle or foot.
- An amputation of an arm, a hand, finger, finger joint, leg, foot, toe or toe joint.
- The loss of sight of an eye.
- Any injury other than those referred to above which, in the opinion of a medical practitioner, is likely to prevent the employee from being able to work within 10 days of the day on which the injury occurred.
Types of diseases that must be reported:
- viral hepatitis,
- legionnaire’s disease and
where these diseases are contracted during work involving exposure to human blood products, body secretions, excretions or other material which may be a source of infection.
Occupational zoonoses (diseases spread from one species (animals) to humans):
- Q fever,
- leptospiroses and
where these diseases are contracted during work involving the handling of, or contact with, animals, animal hides, skins, wool, hair, carcases or animal waste products.