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Photographs are from the 'Asbestos: The Wittenoom Tragedy' video produced by WorkSafe. These photographs are free to download and can be used by people who are studying safety and health, workplaces and for training and teaching purposes.
Asbestos limpet spraying without PPE
Asbestos limpet spraying without PPE, by WorkSafe
Asbestos limpet...
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Photographs from the 'Managing the risk of falls at workplaces' video produced by WorkSafe. These photographs are free to download and can be used by people who are studying safety and health, workplaces and for training and teaching purposes.
Barriers
Barriers, by WorkSafe
Barriers are used...
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A Restricted Asbestos Removal Licence allows the licence holder, or people employed by the licence holder, to remove amounts exceeding 10 square metres of bonded (non-friable) asbestos, but not friable asbestos. The licence in valid for a period of three years and is endorsed with a number of...
Asbestos licensing
An Unrestricted Asbestos Removal Licence allows the licence holder, or people employed by the licence holder, to remove all forms of asbestos (friable and non-friable). Friable asbestos means any material that contains asbestos and is in the form of a powder, or can be easily crumbled, pulverised...
Asbestos licensing
Photographs from the "Manual tasks risk management" video produced by WorkSafe. These photographs are free to download and can be used by people who are studying safety and health, workplaces and for training and teaching purposes.
Welder working
Welder working, by WorkSafe
Awkward static postures...
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These photos resources are from various safety films made by WorkSafe. These photographs are free to download and can be used by people who are studying safety and health, workplaces and for training and teaching purposes.
Discussing risk assessment
Discussing risk assessment, by WorkSafe
Consulting about a hazardous...
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Check out WorkSafe’s range of videos. These videos are free to view and can be used by workplaces, people who are studying safety and health and for training and teaching purposes. Videos Managing the risk of falls at workplaces: Running time: 13:05 mins Falling from one level to another is a major...
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The requirements for construction induction training apply to construction work. The definition of construction work under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 is very broad and picks up a wide range of activities. Construction work is...
Construction induction
Welcome to the Construction Induction Card Database. Have you lost or damaged your Construction Induction (Blue/White) Card? Did you know you can ask the registered training organisation (RTO) that issued your card to provide you with a replacement. Enter your personal details below to find out the...
Construction induction
In 2009 WorkSafe changed the design of construction induction cards from 'blue' to 'white' as a result of harmonisation of training across all States and Territories. Across all States and Territories, including here in WA, both the 'blue' and 'white' types of cards are accepted by the regulatory...
Construction induction

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This publication is a summary of the Landscape Gardening Industry Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as:...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Jul 2017
This publication is a summary of the Motel, Hostel, Service Flats and Boarding House Workers Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
21 Jul 2017
This publication is a summary of the Dental Technicians and Attendant / Receptionists Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Jul 2017
This publication is a summary of the Hotel and Tavern Workers Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as: sole...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Jul 2017
This publication is a summary of the Transport Workers (General) Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as:...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
21 Jul 2017
This publication is a summary of the Building Trades (Construction) Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
06 Sep 2017
This publication is a summary of the Furniture Trades Industry Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as: sole...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Jul 2017
This publication is summary of the Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award . This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
21 Jul 2017
This publication is a summary of the Club Workers Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system. It covers businesses which operate as: sole traders (eg...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Jul 2017
This publication is a summary of the Animal Welfare Industry Award. This WA Award Summary applies to businesses in the state industrial relations system . It covers businesses which operate as: sole...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Jul 2017

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Announcements

The summer holidays have arrived and this means school is out for the year. Often during this time children are keen to earn some extra money by getting a job for the summer break. Employers, parents and young workers must be aware that there are restrictions on which types of businesses can employ children under the age of 15 and restrictions on working hours for children that apply during...
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Dec 2016
WorkSafe is reminding employees who work outside to use extreme caution during thunderstorms. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said there were many workers who could be exposed to the hazard of lightning in the course of their employment. “We are all aware of the power of lightning, but most would think they could never be unlucky enough to be struck,” Mr McCulloch said. “The reality is...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Dec 2016
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to continue to place a high priority on safety in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that both employers and workers needed to pay particular attention to staying safe before and after Christmas. “As we head towards the end of the year and the festive season, it is timely to remind both employers...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Dec 2016
Wageline receives calls every week about employees' hours of work. Often employers want to know if there is a limit to how many hours they can require their employee to work. The Hours of work page of the Wageline website provides information about reasonable additional hours of work and the factors employers need to consider when asking their employees to work those extra hours.
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Nov 2016
Over the festive season Wageline's opening hours will be: Monday 26 December Closed Tuesday 27 December Closed Wednesday 28 December 10am - 4.30pm Thursday 29 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday 30 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday 2 January Closed Tuesday 3 January 8.30am - 4.30pm Please contact Wageline on 1300 655 266 with your queries about employment arrangements.
Labour Relations
Alert
15 Dec 2016
WorkSafe has serious concerns with safety in the waste recycling industry after several recent serious incidents. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Chris Kirwin said today that WorkSafe would continue to focus on the industry in an effort to improve safety standards and prevent further serious incidents. “Recent months have been quite disastrous for the waste recycling industry, with two deaths...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Nov 2016
When faced with the loss of a family or household member, one of the first considerations is often how much leave an employee can take and whether they will be paid for their period of absence. The question that is often asked by both employees and employers is whether bereavement leave covers all employees and what relationships and situations are covered. Bereavement leave is a minimum...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Nov 2016
Are you a subcontractor or small builder engaged in the WA building and construction industry? Would you like some useful tips about entering into construction contracts in WA? Do you want to learn more about making sure you get paid or what to do in the event of a dispute? If you answered 'yes' to the above, these training sessions are for you: Getting paid: information sessions on the...
Building Commission
Event
23 Nov 2016
WorkSafe has issued a further warning to carefully check High Risk Work Licences after discovering another falsified licence. WorkSafe WA Acting Executive Director Chris Kirwin said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted to a licence that had been altered to include classes of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “In this latest instance, a licence was presented to a Canning...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Nov 2016
Asbestos Awareness Week 2016 runs from November 21 – 25. Please take this opportunity to ensure your workplace asbestos management systems are up to date, and that workers are aware of these systems. And remember – buildings built before 1990 are likely to contain materials with asbestos content. Follow the links for more information> Checklist for asbestos management Asbestos FAQ Licensing...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Nov 2016

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