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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 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
Employers are required to continue to pay employees their normal wages or salary when they are summonsed to attend court as a juror or witness. There are significant penalties that apply if an employer refuses to pay or acts in a detrimental way to an employee undertaking jury duty. Employers can...
Jury service
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...
Sick and carer's leave
Employees should be trained to follow the safety procedures that are in place to reduce the risk of aggression in the workplace. There should be prior consultation with all relevant parties regarding the training delivered. This information should also be included in induction training for new...
Aggression
Risk management of aggression in the workplace involves a systematic and planned approach that covers the associated risks to employee safety. A risk assessment involves identifying the sources of risk, risk factors and the consequences if a worker is exposed to a hazard. Hazard identification...
Aggression
This page contains frequently asked questions on aggression in the workplace. Is aggression in the workplace a work issue or a police issue? The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 contains general duties and responsibilities placed upon people to ensure their own safety at work, and that of...
Aggression

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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
An employee was attempting to raise a newly manufactured mining low loader trailer, weighing approximately 80 tonne, to enable a transport trailer to be driven underneath so the new trailer could be...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
During the process of a vessel coming alongside a wharf to dock, the vessel’s skipper was unable to stop the forward motion of the vessel while under power due to a fault with the engine hydraulic...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A truck driver lost his life when a plastic kettle melted and set fire to the cab of his prime mover. The driver had stopped at a truck bay, placed the kettle on the passenger’s seat and plugged the...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Do you need assistance to improve the safety of people working with machinery and equipment?
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
A farm worker was seriously injured when his clothing (shirt) became entangled in an exposed rotating shaft of a twin auger. The person was directing fertiliser from the twin augers into compartments...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
During the unloading of a bulk dry powder discharge tanker, the tank (a pressure vessel) failed, causing the death of two workers. The tank was connected to a large portable compressor supplying...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Recent fatalities have highlighted the dangers associated with working alone and the importance of having regular communications with isolated workers. In the first incident, a self-employed man was...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
In November 2008 a 39-year-old plumber died from injuries received while operating a 225mm cutting grinder (commonly know as a chasing saw). The plumber was chasing brick walls in a bathroom of a...
WorkSafe
Alert
04 Aug 2017

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WA businesses have been receiving bogus order forms and invoices for unauthorised directory listings and advertising from scammers mimicking the Yellow Pages name and logo. Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) have urged businesses to be on alert for this scam and ensure that unnecessary payments are not being made. Unsolicited and misleading order forms are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Jan 2014
A Spearwood real estate agent has been fined $5,000 for failing to fully complete the compulsory professional development (CPD) program, which was a condition of the renewal of his triennial certificate. Apart from the fine, Mark Alan Henderson was also ordered to pay costs of $600 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after a mediation agreement was reached on 17 January 2014. In August...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 23 January 2014, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 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 Gull sites to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Jan 2014
Leaving a rental property in a dirty state of disrepair and failing to provide a forwarding address to the landlord has cost a WA tenant almost $1,000. 47-year-old Lisa Marie Hutchins pleaded guilty to breaking tenancy law during a hearing at the Midland Magistrates Court on 16 January 2014. She was fined $250 and ordered to pay costs of $702.63. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 16 January 2014, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are also hiking their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are hiking their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 157.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2014
The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has succeeded in overturning a decision to allow the Director of Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd (in liquidation), Mr Norman Phillip Carey to renew the certificate that allows him to be a real estate agent. A unanimous judgement by the Court of Appeal this morning (9 January 2014) set aside a previous State Administrative Tribunal ruling which meant that Mr Carey...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2014
Consumer Protection is reminding Western Australians of the risks involved when donating to unofficial collections for victims of the Perth Hills bushfires, as well as the need for fundraising to be carried out through a licensed charity. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll recommends that people donate via reputable organisations such as the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 January 2014, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 164.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price up to 162.9 cpl. Most BP and Gull sites are hiking their ULP price up to 161.9 cpl. Most Peak sites are hiking their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 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
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

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