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WA’s cyclone season has begun, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone on sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “The cyclone season officially began on November 1, and under WA’s...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Nov 2011
The five winners of the prestigious 2011 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced on Friday. Decimil, the Public Transport Authority, Wellington Dam Alliance, Leicon Notley and John McDonnell from Hollywood Private Hospital are the winners of the five award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Oct 2011
A roof carpenter has been fined $27,500 over an incident in which a contractor lost sight in one eye after being struck by a nail from a nail gun. Robin Vlasschaert – trading as RC Vlasschaert Carpentry Services - pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment for a contractor and, by that failure, causing serious harm to the contractor, and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Oct 2011
The second of two drivers of the van in which Aboriginal elder Mr Ward died in 2008 has been fined $11,000 over her part in the incident. Nina Stokoe pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person through an act or omission at work and, by that failure, causing a third degree burn to Mr Ward and his death, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Oct 2011
A company that supplies and installs aluminium and glass facades to buildings has been fined $15,000 over an incident in which a labour hire worker’s leg was broken by glass panels. Access Alum Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2009, Access Alum was engaged to...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Sep 2011
WorkSafe is about to begin an inspection program to look at safety issues associated with machinery and equipment wholesaling. The program will continue throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspections would focus on raising awareness of the safety risks and ensuring that employers had the information...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2011
The principal builder at the Bluewater Power Station construction site in Collie has been fined $2000 for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice issued by WorkSafe. IHI Engineering Australia Pty Ltd was found guilty of not complying with an Improvement Notice within the specified time and was fined in the Collie Magistrates Court on August 31. As principal builder at the site, IHI...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2011
A Bibra Lake trucking company has been fined a total of $20,000 on five charges of failing to comply with fatigue management laws for commercial vehicle drivers. Holm Pty Ltd – trading as Cockburn Transport – pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to keep records and three of failing to ensure drivers complied with fatigue management requirements and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Sep 2011
One of the two drivers of the van in which Aboriginal elder Mr Ward died in 2008 has been fined $9000 over his part in the incident. Graham Powell pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person through an act or omission at work and, by that failure, causing a third degree burn to Mr Ward and his death, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Sep 2011
A Wangara host employer has been fined $250,000 over the death of a pre-apprentice supplied by a labour hire company in November 2008. Quadtilla Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and, by that failure, causing the death of an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. Quadtilla is a cabinetmaking and finishing...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Sep 2011
The manager of a storage company has been fined $2500 and ordered to pay more than $1420 in costs over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured in a fall. Craig Robert Lee pleaded guilty to failing to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person and, by that failure, causing serious harm to that person, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this month. In...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Aug 2011
A piling contractor has been fined $20,000 over an incident in 2008 in which a concrete pump operator had three fingers amputated. Belpile Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this month. In January 2008 on a construction site in Perth, the injured worker was instructed to operate a concrete pump. Towards...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Aug 2011
WorkSafe is about to begin an inspection program to look at the safety standards of switchboard and switchroom manufacturers. The program will continue throughout the financial year, and inspections will focus on raising awareness of the safety risks and ensuring that employers have the information required to comply with the laws. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that the program was the...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Aug 2011
G4S Custodial Services Pty Ltd (formerly GSL Custodial Services Pty Ltd) – the company contracted by the Department of Corrective Services to transport persons in custody - has been fined $285,000 over the death of Mr Ward in 2008. G4S, as the employer of the drivers, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the safety and health of a person not being an employee is not adversely affected by the...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Aug 2011
A Boulder mining maintenance company has been fined $90,000 (and ordered to pay $3654.50 in costs) over an incident in which a 15-year-old was seriously and permanently injured. Dalmain Enterprises Pty Ltd – trading as ATS Mining Maintenance – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to employee and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Aug 2011
Inspectors from WorkSafe’s Transport team will be available at this weekend’s Perth Truck and Trailer Show to provide information on transport safety. Along with WorkSafe inspectors, the booth will be manned by representatives from Main Roads WA and the Department of Transport. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the booth at the show would be an important source of...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Jul 2011
A Kelmscott transport company has been fined a total of $8000 for failing to record the work time, breaks and non-work time of commercial vehicle drivers. T.S. & D.E. Cowcher Farms Pty Ltd – trading as Derek Murray & Co – pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to implement a system to accurately record the activities of drivers, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last month...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Jul 2011
A site supervisor on a Perth tilt-up construction site has been fined $6000 over an incident in which four panels fell into a lift shaft. Ronald William Roy was found guilty in absentia of failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety of other persons through an act or omission, and was fined $6000 in the Perth Magistrates Court last month. In December 2008, Mr Roy was...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Jul 2011
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 43-year-old crane operator/rigger at a construction site in Karratha this morning. The man was believed to have been crushed by a large concrete soakwell lid that fell while being lifted by a crane. Inspectors travelled to the site immediately, and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jul 2011
The State of Western Australia (Department of Corrective Services) has been fined $285,000 over the death of Mr Ward in 2008. The Department of Corrective Services pleaded guilty in May to failing to ensure that persons who were not employees were not exposed to hazards and, by that failure, causing the death of Mr Ward, and was fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court yesterday. The Department...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jul 2011
A demolition contractor has been fined $5000 for failing to disconnect the electrical supply to a demolition site. Michele Antonio Galluccio – trading as Jag Demo & Cartage - pleaded guilty to undertaking demolition work that was not performed in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. In November 2010, Mr Galluccio was engaged...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Jul 2011
A scaffolding company has been fined $2000 for failing to comply with a WorkSafe improvement notice after having signed a compliance slip. Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd pleaded guilty to not complying with an improvement notice within the specified time and was fined in the Collie Magistrates Court on Wednesday. In March 2009, Hitachi Plant Technologies had been engaged by IHI Engineering...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jul 2011
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workers engaged in high risk work that they need to obtain a licence to perform that work. The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work replaced National Certificates of Competency in 2007, and some workers will need to have the licence by June 30 this year. Everyone performing high risk work will require a licence by June 30 2012, but...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Jun 2011
A Muchea hay processing plant has been fined $10,000 over an incident in which an employee’s arm was injured when it was caught in a hay baling machine. Hay Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined in the Joondalup Magistrates Court yesterday. Hay Australia’s main business is breaking down large bales of hay into smaller bales for...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Jun 2011
A painting company has been fined $15,000 over an incident in which a painter was seriously injured when he fell from scaffolding. Matnic Enterprises Pty Ltd – trading as Matrics Painting – pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2007, Matnic had been...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Jun 2011

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