Queensland's new one-stop shop for workers'
compensation and safety matters means employers should update their
incident reporting protocols accordingly.
Queensland's brand new "one-stop shop" for
workers' compensation and safety matters will be launched on
Monday, 3 November 2014.
The new arrangement will merge the services of:
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland;
the Electrical Safety Office; and
the Workers' Compensation Regulator.
A new website, www.worksafe.qld.gov.au
will unite these agencies' individual websites, and a new phone
number – 1300 362 128 – will replace each agency's
direct phone number.
WorkCover has noted that "importantly, each organisation in
the scheme will retain its current role".
What this means for your business
When an incident occurs at your workplace you will call 1300 362
128. Ideally, this united approach will reduce the instances of
reporting the same information to multiple agencies. However,
employers should take care in relation to reporting obligations as
the new one-stop shop does not change the legislation, the separate
regulatory frameworks or employer obligations.
Queensland employers should update their incident reporting
This is part of a Queensland Government approach to deliver a
better, more consistent, customer experience and to make it simpler
and easier for customers to access the information and services
If you require advice on your obligations, please contact Shae
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