Reporting and recording incidents and injuries is recognised as an important component in hazard control and incident prevention.  As an employer, The University of Queensland has a legal obligation under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) to keep a record of all work-related injuries, illnesses and dangerous events.

UQSafe – Incident, provides staff, students, contractors and visitors with a user-friendly way to report occupational health and safety (OHS) related hazards and incidents.

How to report an OHS incident or hazard


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What should be reported

Hazards that could pose a risk to:
  • A persons health or safety,
  • The environment (e.g. air, water, land),
  • Incidents such as University-related injuries, illnesses and near misses to staff, students, contractors and visitor.
This reporting tool helps to ensure that all hazards, incidents and near misses are reported, investigated and recorded in accordance with legal requirements and provide information which is used in future hazard control and incident prevention programs.
Under Work Health Safety legislation, some events must be reported immediately to the Director Occupational Health and Safety (telephone 3365 2365):
  • Fatalities,
  • Serious bodily injury,
  • Work-caused illness, or
  • A dangerous event.

For Supervisors and Managers

Supervisors and Managers at The University of Queensland have additional responsibility with respect to investigating and actioning hazards and incidents reported by staff under their direction.

Guidance material

OHS Hazard and Incident reporting: A guide for managers and supervisors will assist you in fulfilling those additional responsibilities.

Guidance material is also available for Work Health Safety Coordinators to assist with your role in management of incident reports in the new system.

If you are unable to access the reporting database, please contact Its Help desk.

Enquiries regarding the general use of the database should be directed to your local safety officer, or the Occupational Health and Safety Division.

Managing existing incident reports

Incidents that have occurred before 1 July 2016 and have already been reported in the UQ Injury, Illness and Incident Reporting System can be accessed here. These reports can be accessed for approval and reporting purposes only. Incidents that occur after 1 July 2016 must be reported in the UQ Safe-Incident reporting system.

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