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WorkSafe is conducting a further inspection program to look at safety standards in restaurants throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in this sector was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. The program will focus on larger restaurants in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Sep 2014
An Applecross bakery has been fined $9000 (plus more than $900 in costs) over an incident in which an employee’s arm was broken when it was trapped in a dough mixer. Newform Holdings Pty Ltd – trading as La Crust Bakery – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In August 2012, a baker employed by Newform Holdings...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Sep 2014
New workplace safety topics and expert presenters feature in the dynamic program of Safe Work October 2014 workshops.
WorkSafe
Event
25 Aug 2014
A go-kart hire company and its sole director have been fined a total of $30,250 (plus more than $1500 in costs) over an incident in which a 13-year-old girl’s hair was caught around the rear axle of a go-kart. Australian Racecare Pty Ltd – trading as Wanneroo Kart Hire – pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety and health of a person who was not an employee, and was fined $21,000 in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Aug 2014
WorkSafe engaged Marsden Jacob Associates, an independent consulting firm, to undertake a Western Australian specific RIS process on the model WHS Regulations. The outcome of that process was the preparation of a WA RIS. This report and associated supporting documents are available on the WorkSafe website. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament. This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three months. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
City of Stirling has been fined $20,000 (plus more than $2600 in costs) after a member of the public died after being struck by a bobcat on a landscaping site in November 2011. City of Stirling was convicted of failing to ensure that a contractor provided and maintained a safe work environment, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court today. In November 2011, the City commissioned Total...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Aug 2014
WorkSafe has charged Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd for failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its employees. The prosecution arises from an incident on April 14, 2012 in which 22-year-old pearl diver Jarrod Hampton died. Paspaley Pearls has been charged under Section 19(1) and 19A(3) of the Oc cupational Safety and Health Act 1984 . The maximum penalty for this offence...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 Jul 2014
On Friday, 15 August, WorkSafe will move from its home in West Perth to new offices in Cannington. WorkSafe will be open for business as usual on Monday, 17 August, including the licensing centre. For more information call 1300 489 099 or email safety@commerce.wa.gov.au .
WorkSafe
Department News
28 Jul 2014
WorkSafe will conduct a further inspection program to look at safety standards in clothing and footwear retailing outlets throughout the 2014/15 financial year. An initial inspection program in these sectors was conducted last financial year, and the areas of concern identified by that program prompted a follow-up. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the clothing and footwear retailing...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jul 2014
A national furniture retailer has been fined $30,000 over an incident in which two employees were injured when an elevating work platform toppled over at one of its stores. Super A-Mart Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. The incident occurred in August 2011 in the dispatch warehouse of the...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jul 2014
WorkSafe will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in motor vehicle repair businesses. Throughout the 2014/15 financial year in metropolitan and regional areas, inspectors will look at mechanical repair workplaces, from large chains to small businesses and mechanical workshops in car dealer and vehicle rental premises. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that motor...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Jun 2014
WorkSafe will soon undertake an inspection program to look at safety issues in the catering sector. Beginning next week and continuing throughout the 2014/15 financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas, the program will look at catering companies of all sizes, from large-scale catering to small operations. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that catering had been identified as a...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Jun 2014
A Wattleup vegetable packing and export business has been fined $33,000 (plus almost $1200 in costs) over a lack of machinery guarding that resulted in a worker’s thumb being crushed. North East Equity Pty Ltd – trading as Sumich’s – pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious injury to an employee, and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jun 2014
A Newburn company has been fined $5500 plus costs for failing to identify the presence and location of asbestos at one of its workplaces.
WorkSafe
Media release
22 May 2014
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a man at a worksite in Jurien Bay this morning. Inspectors have travelled to the site and will investigate the circumstances. The incident happened at around 9am, 5km west of Brand Highway on Jurien East Road. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Apr 2014
A Picton scrap metal business has been fined $80,000 (plus $3000 in costs) over an unsafe work environment in which a worker died in 2011. J & P Group Pty Ltd – trading as J & P Metals – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court last week. J & P Group operates a scrap yard at Copplestone Road, Paradise,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Mar 2014
WorkSafe is undertaking an inspection program to look at safety issues relating to manual tasks in WA’s floor covering retail premises. Continuing throughout the remainder of the financial year in both metropolitan and regional areas, the program will look at independently-operated businesses that are not part of larger organisations. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspections would...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Feb 2014
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at the safety and health of labour hire workers in WA workplaces. Across the remainder of the 2013/14 financial year, inspectors will focus on labour hire workers, and labour hire agents will also be visited. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that inspectors across all industries and regions will participate in the labour hire...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Jan 2014
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to pay particular attention to safety when returning to work after the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that nine Western Australians had lost their lives in work-related incidents so far this financial year, and employers and workers should guard against complacency. “People returning to work after the festive break need to be...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jan 2014
Chicken Treat Collie has been fined $11,000 (plus $1316.00 in costs) over an incident in 2010 where a young worker received serious burns. Pageys Pty Ltd – trading as Chicken Treat Collie – pleaded guilty last month to failing to provide a safe work environment, and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court last week. The fine was reduced considerably because the employer pleaded guilty and had...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Dec 2013
Three companies have each been fined $25,000 over a June 2010 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when he fell into a shaft at a wastewater treatment facility. Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure Pty Ltd, Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd and Zueblin Australia Pty Ltd all pleaded guilty, as persons in control of the workplace, to failing to ensure that workers were not...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Dec 2013
WorkSafe has urged workers – particularly those who work outside on a regular basis – to take care to avoid the risk of skin cancer. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today all precautions should be taken by workers who cannot avoid exposure to the sun in the course of their work. “Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and at least two in every three...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Dec 2013
WorkSafe has issued a warning on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments during the summer months. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today reminded employers and workers of the need to take extra care during the summer months to avoid the risk of heat stress or the more serious heat stroke. “Both working outside in heatwave conditions and exposure to...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Dec 2013
A company that manufactures plasterboard products has been fined $40,000 (plus more than $1800 in costs) over a serious injury to the arm of an employee. BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd – trading as BGC Plasterboard - 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 Midland Magistrates Court on Monday. In June 2010...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Nov 2013

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