Analyse and investigate incidents, learn from what went wrong and put in place risk mitigation strategies and initiatives
Under the National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2000, State authorities must report incidents to the State Claims Agency.
An incident is an unplanned or uncontrolled occurrence or sequence of occurrences that caused or had the potential to cause injury, ill-health or disease to a person and/or damage/loss to property/service. State authorities have a statutory requirement to report all incidents to the State Claims Agency.
NIMS, the National Incident Management System, has been rolled out across State authorities to facilitate incident reporting and real-time analysis of incidents. National Incident Reporting forms have also been made available to standardise reporting by State authorities.
Incident reporting has three core benefits for State authorities, in that it enables them to:
Incident reporting by State authorities is also crucial to the delivery of our mandate, in that it enables us to:
Get answers to some common questions about the statutory requirement for State authorities to report incidents to the State Claims Agency.
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