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Different reporting procedures apply to Defence internal reporting and Commonwealth regulators; Comcare, and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).
|Condition||Deployment||and the WHS Event type is||Notify|
|If you are||being paid a deployment allowance||All WHS Events||Defence|
|If you are||not being paid a deployment allowance||radiation exposure||Defence, Comcare and ARPANSA|
|If you are||not being paid a deployment allowance||not related to radiation exposure||Defence and Comcare|
The Defence WHS Event (Incident) Reporting Timeframes outline the mandatory reporting timeframes applicable to work health and safety incidents. Timeframes for notifying and notifying Comcare are mandated by legislation. The table below shows the reporting procedure.
|WHS Incident Severity Type||Inital Report||Report in Sentinel||Written Notification||Closed in Sentinel||Incidents Involving Radiation|
Serious Injury or Illness
Phone Comcare immediately
Notification in the first instance should be by phone:
From outside Australia phone:
|Within 24 hours||
Within 48 hours of initial phone call to Comcare.Note: Sentinel will automatically send the written notification to Comcare when the Workplace Supervisor completes all the required actions in Sentinel.
|Within 28 days||
Reporting to ARPANSA is to be, in the first instance, within 24 hours of the accident.
|Minor Injury, Exposure or Near Miss||Not required for Comcare||Within 3 days||Not required for Comcare||Within 28 days|