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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...
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
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...
Employees with disabilities
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

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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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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
Consumer Protection is investigating concerns about men dressed as Buddhist monks collecting cash in exchange for prayer beads, amulets or spiritual guidebooks. In the last few days there have been numerous reports of shaven headed men in brown coloured robes asking for charitable donations of $20, $30 or $40 on the streets of Perth. Previously there have been sightings in Mandurah. The Buddhist...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Jan 2014
Consumer Protection has issued an alert concerning a Perth furniture maker who has taken large deposits from customers, but failed to carry out the work. Paul Stewart, trading as Solid Timber Furniture (deregistered) formerly of Naval Base and Port Kennedy, has taken substantial deposits from numerous consumers totalling more than $22,000 and has failed to fulfil the orders for furniture which...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 2 January 2014, most Coles Express sites will hike their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 164.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites will increase their ULP price to 163.9 cpl, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites will rise to 162.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 161.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jan 2014
Redeem gift cards as soon as possible after Christmas – that’s the advice from Consumer Protection. A total of 37 complaints relating to gift cards have been received by the agency so far this year as well as 133 enquiries. Most were received soon after Christmas last year. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll encouraged consumers to be mindful of terms and conditions which may...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Dec 2013
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

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