Workplace injury and illness reporting

Last updated on March 18, 2024

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What you need to know

The information on this page is for BC Public Service employees. If you are not a Public Service employee, please contact WorkSafeBC at 1-888-967-5377.

When a workplace injury or illness occurs, it must be reported using the Safety Incident Reporting Portal (SIRP).

  • Using the Safety Incident Reporting Portal (SIRP) to report all workplace injuries or illnesses complies with WSBC legislation
  • All reports entered using SIRP will create a First Aid Record
  • Employees submitting a SIRP Workplace Injury/Illness Report can download or print a copy of the report at any time
  • If a Form 7 is required, SIRP will automatically send the information to WSBC using the details from your report

Reporting a workplace injury or illness starts with a person knowledgeable of the incident submitting a Workplace Injury/Illness Report (including Form 6a) via SIRP. The person reporting could be:

  • The injured/ill employee
  • The occupational first aid attendant
  • A witness, or
  • A supervisor

Only create one Workplace Injury/Illness Report (including Form 6a) per injured/ill employee for an incident.

When the Workplace Injury/Illness Report (including Form 6a) is submitted, an email is sent to the employee’s supervisor. The supervisor must then complete the Supervisor Investigation (WorkSafe BC OHSR Part 3.10) and Form 7 as soon as possible after the email is received.

To meet the WorkSafeBC regulation the Supervisor Investigation (OHSR Part 3.10) and Form 7 must be completed within:

  • three business days of a workplace injury or illness, or
  • three business days of becoming aware of a workplace injury or illness

After this time period, SIRP will notify a supervisor of incomplete items by email.

Accessing the safety incident reporting portal (SIRP)

All employees across the BC Public Service can access SIRP.

If you’re signed into the BCGOV network or VPN, you will be logged in automatically. 

Access SIRP

Instructional Video

Safety incident reporting portal (SIRP) how-to video

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More information

If SIRP does not meet your accessibility requirements, please contact the WorkSafeBC Claims Resource at 236-478-1459 to find out how you can report an injury or illness at work.

Once your report is submitted and processed, you will receive a confirmation email with next steps for recording any related absences or completing an accident investigation.

Still have questions?

If you have questions or concerns about submitting a workplace injury or illness report, please email the BC Public Service Agency’s WorkSafeBC Claims Resource or call 236-478-1459.

Information on completing an accident investigation, and a copy of the PSC 38 form, is available on Careers & MyHR at Accident prevention and investigation.