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The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of using angle grinders and/or welders to heat or cut metal tanks.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert to highlight the hazards of using emery cloth tape on metalworking lathes. Emery cloth tape is used to achieve a cosmetic finish or to resize a work piece under rotation.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with not keeping plant repaired and maintained as per manufacturer’s specifications and design.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with transferring oil from a deep fryer to an oil disposal machine, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of using safe procedures when pumping hazardous chemicals.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with washing floors using an inappropriate bucket and hot water mixed with the chemicals, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of correctly locking out the free fall controls on mobile cranes fitted with this feature.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of providing direct supervision to apprentices and the identification of underground services.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this Alert is to provide information to all employers and employees involved in the operation of powered bin tippers.
WorkSafe
Alert
19 Apr 2016
A worker used an electric arc welder to attach a bracket to a sealed metal tank. The tank had previously contained flammable liquids including methanol. When the worker commenced tack welding the...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016

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Announcements

Ballajura man Christopher James Webb trading as Precision Paving has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to remedy unsatisfactory work carried out at Mt Lawley property in May 2011. Webb pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to comply with a Building Remedy Order without a reasonable excuse at the Perth Magistrates Court on 4 October 2013. The court ordered him...
Building Commission
Media release
18 Oct 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 48-year-old worker at Narrogin late yesterday. The man was moving hay bales with a forklift at Narrogin Hay yesterday morning when he was struck by a prong of a pitchfork attachment on another forklift. He was airlifted to Perth, but died last night. Inspectors travelled to the site yesterday and are interviewing witnesses and investigating...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Oct 2013
A Great Southern construction company has been fined $65,000 over the death of a man who fell seven metres through a skylight in the roof of a shed under construction near Esperance. As the entity in control of the workplace, Cochrane & Sons Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the workplace was safe for a person who was not an employee and, by that failure, causing the death of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Oct 2013
A 56 year old man from WA's South West has suffered a two million dollar loss, the largest ever reported to Project Sunbird, after becoming a victim of an investment and 'money wash' fraud. Bryan from Boyanup, who doesn't want his surname revealed, met the fraudsters online four years ago and was offered an investment opportunity to recover lost funds from the United Kingdom and set up various...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 October 2013, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2013
WA businesses are being targeted by advertising and invoice scams, prompting a joint warning from Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC). Many businesses have been cold-called by people claiming to represent numerous publications and demanding payment for advertising that was not authorised. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Oct 2013
Safety concerns have prompted WorkSafe to take a close look at sleeper cabs in trucks involved in long distance trips. Inspectors investigating the death of a truck driver earlier this year were alerted to problems with sleeper cabs in the course of that investigation and were prompted to look more closely at the issue. Sixteen Prohibition Notices were issued to one transport company, and other...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Oct 2013
Consumer Protection has issued an alert about seven bogus shopping websites, now closed, which had stolen the identity of legitimate businesses and conned money out of WA consumers. An investigation was launched by Consumer Protection through WA ScamNet when seven consumers complained that they had not received electronic goods they had ordered online, leaving them more than $7,000 out of pocket...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 October 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 153.9 cpl, most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 152.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2013
Consumer Protection is seeking comments on whether WA should adopt a national proposal regarding fuel price boards at service stations. The department has released an options paper inviting submissions from motorists, industry stakeholders and fuel retailers which will be considered before a meeting of Commonwealth and State ministers next month. Those not able to prepare a submission can take...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2013

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