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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
The purpose of this Safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with not having appropriate methods of egress from refrigerated and freezer sea containers and to increase awareness of adequate control measures.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A mechanic died recently when the vehicle he was working on fell from a two-post vehicle hoist. The vehicle was positioned on the hoist when it moved on one of the support arms, causing it to drop at...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Information regarding the death of a worker trapped by a robot palletiser.
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
An investigation into a recent workplace incident revealed an unrelated potential risk for drivers of commercial vehicles. It has been identified that some commercial vehicle drivers have been...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
The purpose of this alert is to inform employers and employees of the importance of training employees in identifying damaged pallets and having a pallet maintenance program in place at the workplace.
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
A crane service technician was seriously injured when he fell 6 metres out of a scissor hoist from which he was working. The technician had raised himself on the scissor hoist to provide repairs to a...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
In 2011, a truck driver working alone died from heatstroke when he walked away from his bogged vehicle near Wiluna. In 2013/2014, WorkSafe conducted a campaign to raise awareness of the Coroner’s...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of applying heat to sealed hydraulic cylinders.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of the safety requirements relating to the design, manufacture, importation and supply of flashback arrestors for use on gas cylinders and blowpipes at a workplace where welding and allied processes are carried out.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 19 September 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 155.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 154.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 153...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection is issuing a warning to pet buyers after a recent increase in reports of sick puppies; often infected with the potentially fatal parvovirus. Since the start of 2013 there have been 35 enquiries and 12 complaints. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll says problems with pet purchases can be tricky. “Buying a pet is exciting but unlike other purchases it’s a living...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection has reminded private landlords in WA that they must lodge new security bonds with the Bond Administrator to comply with changes to tenancy laws which came into effect in July this year. There is a transition period for existing bonds, which will need to be transferred to the Bond Administrator by 31 December 2014. The reminder comes after the Perth Magistrates Court fined a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2013
A recent spate of serious incidents has prompted WorkSafe and Energy Safety to remind and warn people about the risks and consequences of working near overhead powerlines. This week, a crane operator at a building site in White Gum Valley swung his jib into an overhead 132kV powerline. The crane operator remained safe in the cab however WorkSafe and Energy Safety are investigating the incident...
EnergySafety
Media release
13 Sep 2013
A recent spate of serious incidents has prompted WorkSafe and Energy Safety to remind and warn people about the risks and consequences of working near overhead powerlines. This week, a crane operator at a building site in White Gum Valley swung his jib into an overhead 132kV powerline. The crane operator remained safe in the cab however WorkSafe and Energy Safety are investigating the incident...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection will discontinue legal action against a rogue fencing contractor due to him having been declared bankrupt. United Fencing (WA) Pty Ltd, a registered company of sole director James Lee Battah of Harvey, has been the subject of legal action by the Department after consumers in the Bunbury and Mandurah areas reported paying large deposits for fencing work that was never carried...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection has launched a series of animatic videos on consumer rights in seven languages at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/myrights Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the My Consumer Rights animatic videos were needed because consumers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, especially new and emerging language groups, often lacked understanding about their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2013
WorkSafe is investigating a work-related fatality at the BGC (Australia) Pty Ltd trading as BGC Cement worksite in Naval Base near Rockingham this afternoon. A 44-year-old man was believed to have died as a result of a fall. This is the second death at the Beard Street site within 11 months. Inspectors travelled to the site and are investigating the circumstances. No further details are available...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Sep 2013
A Sydney-based property investment promoter has voluntarily agreed to forego promoting his rent-to-buy scheme to WA consumers, to clarify what Consumer Protection believes is misleading advertising and to clarify statements made on various websites. Richard “Rick” Keith Otton, together with his companies Rick Otton.com Pty Ltd and We Buy Houses Pty Ltd, entered into an enforceable undertaking...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 12 September 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 160.9 cpl, most Caltex and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak and BP sites are going up to 158.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Sep 2013

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