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People involved in the manufacture, repair or restoration of furniture and other wood products, or in the building industry, may be exposed to hazardous chemicals. This guidance note is one of three...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
05 Jun 2014
This guidance note provides information and assistance on the safe movement of vehicles and mobile plant in workplaces.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides information on key issues relating to the control of infectious...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This document has been prepared and published by the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health to provide guidance on the provision of information on hazardous substances used at workplaces.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note provides information for workers on identifying and eliminating or managing carbon monoxide hazards in Western Australia workplaces and sets out good practice that will assist in...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides guidance on preparing for emergency evacuations at the workplace...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note has been issued by the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health to assist persons achieve compliance with the general duty provisions of the Occupational...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 sets out particular ‘duties’ for designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers, installers and users of plant. Plant includes any machinery, equipment,...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note has been issued by the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health and provides guidance to people at work and in control of workplaces for developing safe isolation procedures...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This document provides a detailed discussion of the ‘general duty of care’ provisions in the Western Australian Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 .
WorkSafe
Guidance note
03 Jun 2014

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Announcements

Peel home owners beware that a gang of travelling conmen who have been carrying out dodgy bitumen and roof painting work across Perth are now reportedly operating in the Mandurah area. Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned consumers not to deal with these itinerant conmen who are breaking door to door trading laws and performing roof painting and restoration work without...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 2013
A Welshpool powder coating company has been fined $85,000 over the death of a worker who was killed when a drum he was cutting with an angle grinder exploded in 2010. Diamond Powder Coaters (WA) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of the worker and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week. The business is involved...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Apr 2013
Project Sunbird, a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection, is to target the Great Southern region. A number of potential fraud victims, identified through money transfers to West Africa, are in the Katanning area and the total recorded monetary loss could be up to $100,000. Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 18 April 2013, most BP and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 143.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 8 cpl to 142.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 7 cpl to 141.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 139.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2013
A Greenfields man has been fined $3,750 in the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Bradley John Green pleaded guilty on 12 April 2013 to buying and selling 15 motor vehicles between February 2011 and February 2013 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay Court costs of $394. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Green...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 April 2013, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 10 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 9 cpl up to 146.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will rise to 144.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2013
Consumers in remote communities can be among the most vulnerable due to isolation and lack of competition – that’s why Consumer Protection is heading out to the Dampier Peninsula. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will visit Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and One Arm Point between 22nd and 26thApril 2013. She says she will concentrate on raising awareness of scams...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2013
A Karrinyup settlement agent who represented that she was a licensed settlement agent after her triennial certificate had lapsed has been fined $4,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Michelle Louise Owen, trading as Swan River Conveyancing, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to eleven charges relating to misrepresentations made during the settlement of three properties in Wembley Downs, East...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Consumer Protection has warned real estate agents, property managers and landlords about late bond lodgements after an agency was fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalgon Pty Ltd, formerly trading as Acton West and now trading as Acton Cottesloe, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to 27 charges of failing to lodge security bond money with the Bond Administrator ‘as soon as practicable’,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Westminster man Abdol Hoseini has been fined $750 and ordered to pay costs of $213 by the Perth Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to one charge relating to advertising his painting services in a way that implied he was registered when he was not. Mr Hoseini displayed a sign at a Yokine property that quoted the registration number of a person to whom he had no relationship. In Western...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013

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