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Welcome to DMIRS

The Departments of Commerce and Mines and Petroleum have amalgamated to form the new Department of Mines, Industry Regulation...

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Online reporting of...

Reporting workplace injuries and diseases goes online. WorkSafe has introduced an online service to enable employers to report...

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Licensing and applications

Applying for or renewing a High Risk Work Licence? Looking for accredited trainers or assessors? Registering plant? Seeking a...

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WorkSafe

Announcements & Publications

Demolition company fined $4000 over unlicensed work

A Bunbury demolition company has been fined $4000 (and ordered to pay $1338.50 in costs) for carrying out work for which it did not have the relevant licence...

Development of a modernised Work Health and Safety Bill

On Wednesday 12 July the Government announced the development of a modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for Western Australia which is based on  the...

Safety alerts directory

2017 Safety alert 01/2017 - Raw asbestos found in empty sea containers 2016 Safety alert 01/2016 - Concrete pumping operations in the construction industry -...

Supervisor fined $7500 over fall through skylight

The Operation Manager of a roofing company has been fined $7500 (and ordered to pay costs of $517) after a labourer was seriously injured in a fall through a...

Safety warning for children on farms during school holidays

WorkSafe has issued a warning to keep children out of hazardous workplaces – particularly farms – during the school holidays. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex...

Assessor fined $14,000 and registration cancelled for...

A WorkSafe assessor has been fined $14,000 and had his registration cancelled for a second time after he was found guilty of breaching his duties as an...

Hot work - fire safety essentials

Hot work includes activities such as grinding, welding, thermal or oxygen cutting or heating, and other related heat or spark producing operations. ...

Issues with wall chasing

WorkSafe is seeing ongoing non-compliance with wall chasing work, such as: Use of petrol powered saws without local exhaust ventilation (LEV) on-tool,...

Safety alert 01/2017 - Raw asbestos found in empty sea...

Recently WorkSafe became aware that a number of empty sea containers had come into Fremantle port contaminated with raw chrysotile (white asbestos). The...

Draining deep fryers – essential safety information

Oil or fat may need to be drained from free standing or bench-top fryers for filtering, cleaning or disposal.  Risk factors associated with draining deep...

Injury reporting and investigation essentials for employers

WorkSafe Western Australia is the government agency responsible for regulating WA’s occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation. When incidents occur at...

Scaffolding issues

Recently WorkSafe has seen scaffolding where damaged components and unsafe practices were used in the erection of the scaffold.  These included broken...

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