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WorkSafe will hold free information sessions across the State on the new national occupational safety and health laws, visiting regional centres in December. The WA version of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill was tabled in Parliament last month as a Green Bill for public consultation, and information sessions on the Bill are being offered in major regional areas. WorkSafe Acting Executive...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Nov 2014
WA’s cyclone season has now begun, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns 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 workplace...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Nov 2014
The four winners of the prestigious 2014 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this morning. St John of God Murdoch Hospital, St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Peter Minchin and Brian Pugsley are the winners of the Award categories. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said this morning the four winners were examples of the many excellent workplace innovations and occupational...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 Oct 2014
A landscaping company and its Director have been fined a total of $95,000 (plus $6000 in costs) after a member of the public died after being struck by a bobcat on a landscaping site in November 2011. Total Landscape Redevelopment Service Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of a person who was not an employee, and was fined $75,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court today...
WorkSafe
Media release
31 Oct 2014
Western Australians are being given the opportunity to contribute to the State’s future workplace safety and health system following the tabling in Parliament of the draft Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (‘the Green Bill’). WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today called for public comment on the Bill, the WA version of the national Model Work Health and Safety Bill, the harmonised...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Oct 2014
WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to look at safety standards in tree lopping and gardening services. The inspection program will continue throughout the current financial year, and will cover both metropolitan and regional areas of WA. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the tree lopping and gardening sector was being targeted because the work was hazardous and resulted in a high...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Oct 2014
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
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
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
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
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

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