Incident and hazard reporting

Our obligations

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 (PPL 2.10.07 Workplace Injury, Illness and Incident Reporting (UQ Safe- Incident).

Reporting incidents or hazards

Hazards presenting a risk to the health and safety of personnel or to the environment, and incidents or near-misses should be reported immediately to your supervisor, safety manager and/or UQ Security to assist with emergency support including isolation of the site where appropriate, and to mitigate the risk of an immediate recurrence. 

The details of an incident or hazard can be reported on the UQSafe – Incident database. This database provides staff, students, contractors and visitors with a user-friendly way to report occupational health and safety (OHS) related hazards and incidents. Guidance for workers and supervisors on the use of this system is also available at this page.

If your incident relates to discrimination, bullying, or harassment we recommend you seek immediate advice and support from your nearest Discrimination and Harassment Contact Officers. For events involving Sexual Misconduct, support is available from the Sexual Misconduct Support Unit. You can also access the UQ Employee Assistance Program for other support.

Confidential incident reports can be lodged online through the UQ Safe Incident system. If you wish the report to be unseen by your supervisor, you can indicate on the form that confidentiality is required and the report will be seen only by the Director, Central HSW Division, who will determine the most appropriate contact to progress the report with all due respect for privacy and confidentiality.