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This guidance note explains the occupational safety and health laws that apply to the operation of forklifts in Western Australia and covers the general requirements in the Occupational Safety and...
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 (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on the management of...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note provides important information for the safety and health of those who operate, clean, repair or maintain woodworking machinery.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
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

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Announcements

Codes of conduct covering property industries in WA are undergoing a review with Consumer Protection calling for community input. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the department has released a discussion paper with the aim to stimulate debate over the current rules which regulate real estate, settlement and land valuation industries. “As part of the review, Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2013
WorkSafe has issued a further warning on checking High Risk Work Licences after being given information on the availability of fake licences overseas. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said further information on fraudulent licences had been received since a warning was issued earlier this week. “We issued a warning on Tuesday to check on NSW-issued High Risk Work Licences after two fake...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 May 2013
A Bunbury property management company has been fined $10,000 for taking too long to lodge security bonds with the Bond Administrator. Just Property Management (WA) Pty Ltd was also ordered to pay costs of $715 by the Bunbury Magistrates Court on 17 May 2013. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the court that the company had taken between 17 and 46 days to lodge 37 bonds totalling more than $50,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2013
Consumer Protection is urging potential investors who may be lured into attending so-called "free" property investment and wealth creation seminars to carefully consider what’s being offered before signing any contracts. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said a number of eastern states’ operators have been conducting these “free” seminars in WA, and more are scheduled, but those...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2013
A salesperson who worked for a West Perth business broker without a current certificate of registration has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Peter John Dawson of Stirling was the holder of a real estate business sales certificate of registration which expired in October 2005, but it wasn’t renewed. During a routine compliance visit by Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2013
A self-employed roofing contractor has been fined $2500.00 for working on a roof without an adequate fall prevention system. Mathew David Long pleaded guilty to failing to provide adequate fall prevention where there was a risk that a person could fall two metres or more, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court last week. In May 2011, Mr Long was working on the roof at a construction site...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 May 2013
A ‘help me’ scam victim in WA has been refunded $5,000 by Western Union after questions were raised by Consumer Protection as to whether identity checks were carried out and the recipient was contacted as requested by the victim. The scam occurred in October last year when the victim received a fake email purportedly from one of her clients, who had his email account hacked by fraudsters. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2013
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check workers’ High Risk Work Licences after fake licences issued in New South Wales turned up in WA. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was important that High Risk Work Licences were only issued to workers who had been appropriately trained. “In agreeing to adopt the national licensing standard back in 2007, the important role high-quality...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 May 2013
The growing problem of scams in the community makes it essential for consumers to be armed with relevant information to help prevent them from becoming a victim. Anti-fraud awareness will be the hot topic when Consumer Protection holds a public seminar as part of the 2013 Law Week Community Events Programme. The talk will focus on the issue of scams in our community and what you can do to protect...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2013
New laws designed to make renting fairer for Western Australian tenants, while also protecting the interests of property owners, will come into force on July 1 .
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2013

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