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An instrument of declaration allows jurisdictions normally falling under mine safety legislation to be transferred temporarily to the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 . Resources Safety is the division of the Department of Mines and Petroleum that is charged with safety...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system.The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Types of employment arrangements
There are age restrictions on the type of job and working hours for children. These laws apply to all Western Australian businesses and all employers in the state and national industrial relations systems. As long as the work does not prevent school attendance, children of any age can: work in a...
When children can work
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Dismissal
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Resignation
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Redundancy
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Dismissal
When an employer offers someone a job, an employment contract is being entered into. This is a legal relationship under which both the employer and the employee have rights and obligations. Generally an employment contract is made between the employer and a new employee when: there is an offer of...
Employment contracts
Long service leave is a paid leave entitlement for employees who have worked continuously in a business for a specified period of time. Full time, part time and casual employees are entitled to long service leave. The state long service leave obligations in the Long Service Leave Act apply to most...
Long service leave
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Annual leave

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The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984 imposes a legal duty on employers to do what is reasonably practicable to eliminate or minimise risk to employee health and safety. This duty extends to protection from potential harm associated with work related stress.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
26 May 2014
This fact sheet demonstrates how employers can apply this risk management approach to any work environment with the goal of eliminating or minimising potential causes of work related stress as far as reasonably practicable.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
12 Jun 2014
This fact sheet contains information on preventing and managing psychological health for small businesses in relation to their duty of care under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 198 4.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
An unloaded steel wire rope sling dislodged from the ramshorn hook on the main block of a 150 tonne crawler crane, falling approximately 30m and striking an employee, causing fatal injuries. While...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A mechanical fitter was seriously injured while removing the rear wheel assembly from a Chamberlain Champion R1250 back-steer loader with an air operated impact wrench. Unbeknown to the fitter, the...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A construction worker fell approximately three metres off a balcony at a construction site, sustaining a fractured wrist. Two steel props had been installed to act as edge protection to the balcony...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A self-employed roof plumber died after falling off the roof of a multi-storey apartment building. He had been at the site to repair a leak in the roof. At the time of the incident, he was not using...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A 32-year-old roof carpenter working in Baldivis was hospitalised during June when he was struck in the eye. The roof carpenter was using a nail gun to fix holding down straps to the battens on a...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
During recent workplace inspections, WorkSafe Inspectors have discovered several wool presses which have been inadequately guarded. The majority of wool presses inspected have had an emergency stop...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
In May 2009, an employee at a service station was injured when she attempted to pump air into tyres of a ‘divided wheel’ (split rim) on a hand trolley using the standard air hose. The employee had...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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EnergySafety and Western Power inspectors are assisting police to investigate the death of a man in his early 70s at Ledge Point this morning. The man was believed to have been in his own roof space when he died. Inspectors have indicated at this stage it is unclear if electricity was involved. EnergySafety thoroughly investigates electricity and gas related incidents in WA with a view to...
EnergySafety
Media release
27 Dec 2013
Koondoola painter Trajce Punevski, currently trading as Gnangara Painting Services, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out painting without registration and using a cancelled registration number on his vehicle and business card. Punevski was found guilty of three charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 6 December 2013 and ordered to pay fines of $5,000...
Building Commission
Media release
19 Dec 2013
Consumer Protection is warning Western Australians about phone scammers pretending to be a reputable company and offering technical support in order to get access to your computer and your money. After numerous alerts issued by WA ScamNet over the last four years, the number of people reporting that they have been caught up in ‘the Microsoft scam’ has decreased but the total monetary loss has...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Dec 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 19 December 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl; most BP, Gull and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 158.9 cpl, and most Peak sites to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Dec 2013
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
Western Australia Police and Nigerian authorities, through the Commonwealth Secretariat, have signed an international agreement of cooperation to fight internet fraud and money laundering. The Major Fraud Squad (MFS) of the WA Police and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will underpin greater collaboration between the two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 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
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 12 December 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 158.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most BP and Gull sites up to 157.9 cpl, and most Peak sites to 156.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Dec 2013
Timothy John Bushe-Jones, trading as Bushewood Construction, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract. Bushe-Jones was found guilty of two charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 29 November 2013. He was ordered to pay fines of $950 and court costs of $1,161.15 and was given a spent conviction. The...
Building Commission
Media release
12 Dec 2013
Roleystone company Howe WA Pty Ltd and its director Stephen Howe, trading as Total Roof Care, have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet their responsibilities under a home building contract. Howe WA Pty Ltd was found guilty of four charges at the Armadale Magistrates Court on 28 November 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $3,750 and costs of $351.15...
Building Commission
Media release
11 Dec 2013

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