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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
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

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Announcements

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
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 November 2013, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most BP and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 149.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Nov 2013
An East Perth real estate agency and property management company has been fined $10,400 for taking too long to lodge security bonds with the Bond Administrator. Wentworth Mutual Investment Management Pty Ltd, trading as Century 21 Wentworth Real Estate, was also ordered to pay costs of $643 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 8 November 2013. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the court that the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Nov 2013
WA’s cyclone season has now begun, and businesses throughout the North-West of the State have been reminded to ensure contingency plans are established and in operation. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was crucial that everyone on sea and on land knew what to do when there was a cyclone in the area. “The cyclone season officially began on November 1, and under workplace...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Nov 2013
A Perth newsagency owner has been fined $1,000 for selling a sky lantern, in the first conviction of its kind in WA under the Australian Consumer Law. Sky lanterns have been banned from sale across Australia since 2011 due to the fire risk they pose, especially in areas with bush land. In October 2012 a product safety officer from Consumer Protection found one of the sky lanterns on sale at Wing...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Nov 2013
Boosting investment in new technologies and innovative industries is the main aim of a review into limited partnership laws in WA. Limited partnerships, where there is at least one general partner in a business with unlimited liability and at least one partner with limited liability, are the common vehicles used to raise investment funds for high-risk ventures. Proposed changes to the laws have...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 7 November 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 150.9 cpl, most Coles Express and Gull sites up to 149.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Nov 2013
A Wundowie consumer has reported a home entertainment system he had bought from back of van conmen began to catch fire in his home, sparking a warning from Consumer Protection. The incident comes amid a growing number of reports suggesting a sharp increase in travelling conmen activity in Perth in recent months. The Wundowie man had bought the television projection and surround sound system from...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Nov 2013
November is Australia’s first national Asbestos Awareness Month, and WorkSafe has added its voice to reminders about the hazards of asbestos. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that WA had a particular interest in reminding workers and the community about the dangers of asbestos. “Unfortunately we have the sad legacy of Wittenoom to remind us of the potential hazards of asbestos,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Nov 2013
Scammers operating on dating and social network websites are using a new tactic to con money from their victims by asking for an identity and criminal record check through a bogus website. Using fake profiles on dating and social media websites, the scammers make contact with their victims and establish an online relationship. The criminals then suggest a face-to-face meeting, but tell their...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Nov 2013

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