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A company engaged in fabricating, maintaining and repairing mining equipment has been fined $90,000 after a labour hire worker was killed in its metal fabrication workshop. RCR Mining Pty Ltd was found guilty in August of failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for two labour hire workers, and causing the death of one of them, in the Perth Magistrates Court, and was fined $90,000 this...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Dec 2015
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that November had been a particularly bad month in terms of work-related deaths. “Five workers died over a period of ten days in work-related incidents this month,” Mr McCulloch said. “As we head towards the end of the year and the...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Nov 2015
A WorkSafe proactive inspection program will look at safety issues in the road freight transport industry. The program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year, visiting road freight companies of all sizes in both metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the program would focus on a wide range of safety issues in the industry. “With regard...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Nov 2015
An inspection program in the vegetable growing industry has reinforced previous concerns over mobile plant and hazardous substances in the industry. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the 2014/15 financial year, focused on both under cover and outdoor vegetable growers in the Perth metropolitan area. More than 300 improvement and prohibition notices were...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Nov 2015
A WorkSafe proactive inspection program will look at the workplace safety responsibilities of commercial property owners and property managers. This program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year, and will focus on the owners and property managers of shopping centres. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the program was prompted by a growing awareness by inspectors that commercial...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Nov 2015
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check High Risk Work Licences after it received notification of a man using a falsified licence. The man, who goes by the name Peter Kevin Jenkins, is masquerading as a worker who holds 12 classes of High Risk Work Licence, none of which he genuinely holds. His falsified licence says he holds licences for dogging, vehicle loading cranes, forklifts, tower cranes,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Nov 2015
An inspection program looking at safety issues in the scrap metal sector has resulted in continuing concerns with safe traffic management. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the State during the 2014/15 financial year, focused on scrap metal premises and resulted in the issue of 376 notices. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that scrap metal had been...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Oct 2015
A Perth scaffolder has been fined $2000 (and ordered to pay $549 in costs) after a scaffold he erected collapsed and a worker fell and was injured. Matthew Brian Allen pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of another person and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last week. Mr Allen, a licensed scaffolder and an employee of a scaffolding company, was...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Oct 2015
A pearling company has been fined $60,000 by the Broome Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its drift divers who collected pearls off Eighty Mile Beach, south of Broome. Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd was charged under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 after an investigation sparked by the drowning of...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Oct 2015
An inspection by WorkSafe of the Kings Square construction site has concluded the site is safe for workers and members of the public. WorkSafe inspectors attended the site on October 8, 2015 following a report that a small amount of asbestos was found in a trench near the Horseshoe Bridge. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said he was confident the site was safe for work to continue. “...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Oct 2015
Consumer Protection has taken action against a training provider offering courses in high risk work who has failed to provide the services which include submitting a licence application for workers who have completed the training. A & J Training and Assessing Pty Ltd , of Mandurah, and its sole Director Andre Edward Bucci , have entered into an enforceable undertaking requiring him to provide...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Oct 2015
A crane driver has been fined $2500 over an incident in which the crane he was operating brought down power lines in Osborne Park. He was also ordered to pay WorkSafe’s costs of $594.00. Robert Fraser was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care of the safety and health of others and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In March 2014, Mr Fraser was employed as a crane driver...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Oct 2015
WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program looking at the safety of commercial cleaners. The program will focus on cleaners working in a range of areas, including cleaners in shopping centres and carpet cleaners. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspection program was prompted by the high number of work-related injuries in the industry. “The Cleaning Services industry has...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Sep 2015
Three quad bike deaths in Western Australia so far this year have prompted a joint warning from Consumer Protection and WorkSafe about the dangers of these off-road vehicles. Details of this year’s fatalities, according to Safe Work Australia, include: 6 year old boy dies in a rollover on a farming property near Southern Cross on 20 April 2015 67 year old man dies in a collision while working on...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Sep 2015
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in Perth’s northern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised some concerns in other areas. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the northern suburbs from Joondalup to Yanchep in the final week of August. Inspectors focussed on...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Sep 2015
Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons. Testing carried out by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and WorkSafe Victoria found asbestos at trace levels in the following products: Dora the Explorer personalised 32 pack crayons Dora the Explorer jumbo crayons Arti Crafti 16 piece crayons Peppa Pig 8...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has warned workers undertaking training with A & J Training and Assessing that they may not receive a High Risk Work Licence after their training. WorkSafe Director of Business Services Robyn Parker explained that A & J could not issue the Statement of Attainment a worker would require for a High Risk Work Licence to be issued. “WorkSafe has recently received a number of queries...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has begun a proactive inspection program looking at manual task incidents in hospitals and residential care services. The program will focus on reducing musculoskeletal injuries due to manual tasks and slips, trips and falls, and will continue over the next eight months in metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director John Innes said today that inspectors would...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has begun a proactive inspection program looking at safety in businesses conducting powder coating activities. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today a previous inspection program on powder coating had resulted in some concerns about the hazards in the industry. “An inspection program on powder coating conducted by WorkSafe six years ago highlighted that many businesses were carrying...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to ensure safe systems of work are in place in workplaces where vehicles and pedestrians are present. The reminder has been prompted by a number of recent incidents involving people being injured or killed by vehicles or parts of vehicles such as ramps. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today it was evident by the number of recent injuries and deaths that...
WorkSafe
Media release
03 Sep 2015
WorkSafe will soon begin an inspection program looking at noise levels in manufacturing workplaces. The program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year in workplaces carrying out manufacturing activities in metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the main objective of the program was to raise awareness of how noise hazards should be...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Aug 2015
A flooring installer has been fined $5000 after a labour hire apprentice suffered serious cuts to his hand while using an unguarded saw. James Dodds – trading as Jaws Flooring – pleaded to guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment for a labour hire worker and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In August 2012, Jaws Flooring was constructing a floating timber floor at a...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Aug 2015
A Hazelmere manufacturer of electrical switchboards and switch rooms has been fined $180,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court after two workers were seriously injured when they fell from a scissor lift. HVLV Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment in breach of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The company was ordered to also...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Aug 2015
Perth’s northern suburbs are to become the focus of a new proactive inspection program by WorkSafe. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the program would involve construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the northern suburbs from Joondalup to Yanchep in the last week of August. “The program will be part of a continuing series of proactive inspection...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Jul 2015
A New Norcia farming company and a company Director have been fined a total of $35,000 over an incident in which an employee had parts of three fingers amputated by an auger hopper. GP Mackie and Co Pty Ltd was fined $25,000 and company Director Peter Gilbert Mackie was fined $10,000 in the Moora Magistrates Court this week. The company and Mr Mackie both pleaded guilty to failing to provide and...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jul 2015

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