In this section
The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) is committed to the
provision of a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, contractors
RCH will maintain records of all hazards, near misses, incidents and
injuries for the purposes of minimising risk of injury and ill-health or the
recurrence of an incident. Accordingly, all staff are expected to report
hazards, near misses and incidents and managers are expected to address these in
consultation with staff.
In doing so, this will ensure that RCH complies with the
requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2017, the
Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and
Compensation Act 2013 (WIRC Act)..
All staff and visitors.
Hazard: something that has the potential to injure or harm people, property and equipment
Incident: an event that has the potential to or does lead to an injury or damage to property and equipment as result of losing control of a hazard
Near miss: any
unplanned incidents that occurred at the workplace which, although not
resulting in any injury or disease, had the potential to do so
an incident for which you are legally
required to notify Worksafe Victoria. Incidents
that must be reported include those that result in:
VHIMS: Victorian Health Incident Management System (formerly known as RiskMan); aN intranet-based incident record system.
Health and Safety Representative
near miss / incidents should be recorded within VHIMS by the
manager or the reporting staff member
a person has been injured the need for first aid should be assessed and
action taken as appropriate. Managers should follow the Early
the near miss / incident is considered to be serious, the manager should
contact the WHS team for advice. The WHS team will advise regarding the notification
of the incident to WorkSafe.
incident is deemed to be a "Notifiable Incident" and must be
reported to WorkSafe if it resulted in: