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WHS Event (Incident Reporting)

The AE527 - Sentinel Event Report - Non Defence Restricted Network (DRN) users, is the notification and reporting form for all WHS Events (formerly known as incidents) in Defence.

This report form must be completed even if a DISCON signal (FATALCAS and NOTICAS) has been raised. The use of this form is only for use by Defence employees (ADF, Civilian and Reservists) as well as ADF Cadets, contractors and visitors who do not have access to the Defence Restricted Network (DRN). It is to be completed and sent to a Defence Contact whom can enter the Event into Sentinel on your behalf.

Sentinel is the preferred method for notification and reporting of all WHS Events (Incidents) in Defence, for all personnel with access to the Defence Restricted Network (DRN).

Download: AE527 - Sentinel Event Report - Non Defence Restricted Network (DRN) users [PDF-204KB]

Collection, authority and privacy

This information is collected in accordance with legislative requirements to notify Comcare and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency of certain WHS incidents and to maintain a record of WHS incident management in Defence. It may be used to trigger an investigation by the relevant Defence Group or Service. This form is not a claim for compensation. However, WHS Event data is available to the Department of Veterans Affairs to support compensation or rehabilitation claims.

Information on this form is collected under the authority of the Defence Act 1903, Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (ARPANS Act). The information on this form is protected according to privacy principles in the Privacy Act 1998.