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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...
Public holiday pay
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...
WA pay rates and award summaries
A Western Australian employee covered by a WA award or industrial agreement requiring superannuation contributions to be paid into a fund is entitled to ‘choice of fund’ under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) ( the IR Act ). Other employees eligible for superannuation may be entitled to...
Choice of superannuation fund
This page contains frequently asked questions on forklifts. Do I always have to wear the seat belt when operating a forklift truck? Yes. Regulation 4.44 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 states that an employer must ensure that the operator of the forklift uses the seat belt...
Forklifts
Did you know? The most common metal guillotine injuries are crushed or amputated fingers. Most of these accidents are not caused by the blade of the guillotine, but by the clamps that hold the sheet of metal being cut. Other injuries are from fingers jamming under the sheet of metal being cut, and...
Plant and machinery
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system cover businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Getting started
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...
Bereavement 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...
Parental leave
Chemicals, just like any other hazard, need to be managed. The information on this page will assist you in achieving this. What should I do to manage chemical hazards? Employers and self employed people have a legal responsibility to obtain adequate information about hazardous substances used in...
Hazardous substances
It is mandatory for employers to release employees who are members of the Reserve to undertake defence service, including defence service training. It is an offence under the federal Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act for an employer to dismiss or otherwise disadvantage an employee for...
Defence reserve service

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This guide is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace - Malay
WorkSafe
Guidance note
22 May 2014
This guide is aimed at those in control and those performing any work under or near to overhead power lines. It is particularly relevant where plant or equipment such as scaffold components, roofing or other building materials, cranes or irrigation equipment are operated or moved under or in the vicinity of overhead power lines.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
Electricians, plumbers, pest control operators, installers of ceiling insulation; roof aerials; solar panels; air-conditioning systems, and other persons entering ceiling spaces or working on roofs...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Jul 2016
This bulletin provides information on the risks and some safe work practices when travelling in remote locations. Identify the hazard Extreme weather conditions, remoteness and vast distances in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Employers and self employed people have general duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act) and requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. What...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
29 Jun 2017
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common hazards in the café and restaurant industry. This bulletin may assist retailers identify risks and suggests possible control measures.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
This bulletin sets out duties that could be relevant to people that may work on an owner builder site, which is considered a workplace under the definitions of the Act.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Does your business operate in an area that is subject to cyclones?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
Do you need information on controlling the risks of nanotechnology?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
This information bulletin provides guidance for wearing helmets on construction sites in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Jul 2016

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A Broome used car dealer and one of its directors have been ordered to pay a total of $13,766 in fines, compensation and costs after being found guilty of making false representations to two customers. Thomrowe Pty Ltd, trading as Motorhouse of Clementson Street Broome, and a director who was granted a spent conviction order, were each fined a total of $2,500 on 14 April 2014 over the two charges...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2014
Victims of the tech support scam have recently reported having their bank accounts raided with two Perth men losing $10,000 each. The scammers gained access to one man's computer after calling him, claiming to be from Microsoft and convincing him that there was a problem that needed to be fixed. The scammers prompted the victim to inadvertently disclose sensitive personal information, allowing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2014
Kalamunda building company Heritage Homes (WA) Pty Ltd (reg. 9081) and its director Paul Vincent Monkhouse (reg. 3967) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a total of $3,500 to the Building Commissioner for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 . The company was found to have failed to reduce to writing 41 variations to a home building work...
Building Commission
Media release
14 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 April 2014, most Coles Express, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 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
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 3 April 2014, most Coles Express, Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 158.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 157.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 156.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
A Perth woman who lost a six figure sum in an online dating scam says she feels like she has won the lottery after becoming the first known Western Australian romance fraud victim to get money back. 51-year-old Jenny has so far received 40% of the total amount she sent to an overseas bank account in late 2013 during a fictitious relationship with ‘Gary’ who she met on a well-known dating website...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
Wednesday 2 April 2014 10.30am Consumer Protection Media Room Level 6, Forrest Centre 219 St Georges Tce, Perth Hear from 51-year-old Jenny from Perth, who lost a six figure sum in six weeks through an online dating scam and has become the first known WA romance fraud victim to receive money back. Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad will be able to speak...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 2014
The operator of a network of clothing collection bins in Perth has agreed to make a $100,000 donation to charity and issue a public apology after agreeing that they may have misled the public. E’Co Australia Pty Ltd and its Managing Director Mark Brian Keay have settled Supreme Court legal action taken by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection by signing an enforceable undertaking. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2014
Directors of former Darlington-based company Mount Tamborine Property Services Pty Ltd have been ordered to pay fines, court costs and compensation totalling around $111,000 for an array of building offences. Ernest Jackson and Corinne Evangeline Jackson were successfully prosecuted by the Building Commission through proceedings that began at the Midland Magistrates Court in December 2012 and...
Building Commission
Media release
31 Mar 2014

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