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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
Duty holders and legislation that relate to aggression in the workplace The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not...
Aggression
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...
Payroll essentials
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...
Payroll essentials
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...
Payroll essentials

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A general hand at a fertiliser factory was fatally injured after he fell approximately 13 metres from a grid mesh panel walkway. The employee was investigating a possible fault in the fertiliser...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
An abrasive blaster operating an elevated work platform ( EWP ) was working at height manoeuvring the basket of the machine within the framework of a large steel structure. During the manoeuvre the...
WorkSafe
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29 Jun 2017
A self employed plasterer sustained serious head and back injuries after he fell approximately 4.2 metres from a framed scaffold at a two storey residential construction site. The erected scaffold...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Following two recent incidents where employees have been struck by the closing rear door (tailgate) of front loading rubbish trucks, WorkSafe reminds those involved in the waste management industry...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A 16-year-old school student undergoing a Workplace Structured Learning Program at an engineering workplace had three fingers on his left hand severely crushed (two of these fingers have since been...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A farm worker, employed through a labour hire agent, died of head injuries after he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle ( ATV ), also know as a four wheel motorbike, agricultural ( ag ) bike or...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
By understanding the processes that make drivers tired, they are better able to plan and manage their daily routines to minimise the risk of fatigue. This handbook suggests lifestyle changes and other steps that professional drivers should consider to help them manage their fatigue.
WorkSafe
Alert
21 May 2014
A commercial vehicle driver was fatally injured when the combination he was driving left the road and crashed into trees. The driver was on the first part of a trip when the commercial vehicle...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A recent proactive project conducted by the Manufacturing Branch of WorkSafe WA into the powder coating industry in both metro and regional Western Australia found that in many cases, hazardous...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
An employee received numerous injuries when he was hit by a fork tine carriage which fell off a forklift. The forklift was being used to close a workshop sliding door that had come off its roller...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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Western Australians who do not wish to deal with uninvited door to door sellers are being urged to obtain a Do Not Knock sticker from Consumer Protection and display it on their front door or near the buzzer. A WA sticker has been created following a Federal Court ruling in South Australia which confirmed you don’t need to meet a door-to-door salesperson face-to-face to ask them to leave your...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Nov 2013
WorkSafe will soon target aged care facilities as part of a nationwide proactive compliance program focused on hazardous manual tasks. The workplace visits will commence in January, with inspectors visiting random aged care facilities to ensure they are adequately controlling the risks associated with patient handling. Inspectors in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Nov 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 November 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 156.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 155.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites to 154.9 cpl, most Gull sites to 153.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 152.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Nov 2013
Consumer Protection has issued an urgent warning about a bullying tree lopper who has been threatening WA consumers and has now been charged with harassment and unconscionable conduct. Sean Robert Weinthal of Wanneroo, who is an employee of West Australian Tree Services, Manageable Tree Services, WA Tree Professionals and also formerly known as Metropolitan Tree Services (deregistered), is facing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Nov 2013
A private landlord has been fined a total of $2,500 by the Geraldton Magistrates Court for failing to deposit two of his tenants’ security bonds and failing to lodge the bond of a third tenant with the Bond Administrator within 14 days of receipt. John Lewis Donohoe of Geraldton, a former real estate agent, had received a $2,100 bond from a tenant in January 2011 and a $2,000 bond from another...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Nov 2013
A recent WorkSafe proactive inspection program in the heavy machinery and scaffolding rental and hire industry has revealed both good safety management and some areas of concern. WorkSafe inspectors conducted 35 inspections of hire companies in metropolitan and regional areas of WA across last financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today inspectors found some areas of very good safety...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Nov 2013
A backyard car dealer has been fined $9,000 and ordered to pay costs of $561 by the Perth Magistrates Court for buying and selling vehicles without a licence. Faizan Afzal of Bentley pleaded guilty on 22 November 2013 to charges of buying and selling 27 vehicles between February 2011 and March 2012 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. During this period, Mr Afzal placed...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Nov 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 November 2013, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 153.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 152.9 cpl, most Gull sites to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Nov 2013
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at the safety standards of lifts in city buildings. The program will continue throughout the remainder of the 2013/14 financial year, and will focus on lifts in non-residential buildings in Perth city. WorkSafe Director John Innes said today that inspectors from the Plant Safety Team will be looking closely at a number of aspects of lift safety...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Nov 2013
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to the agriculture sector to work safely during harvesting operations. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the agriculture sector did not have a good record when it came to workplace safety. “Western Australia’s agriculture, fishing and forestry sector has one of the State’s highest rates of work-related injuries,” Mr McCulloch said. ”The sector...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Nov 2013

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