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This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by either the OSH Act or the MSI Act and provides general guidance for employers, people in control of workplaces, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and workers on the identification and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with Legionnaires’ disease; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH Act, the OSH Regulations, the MSI Act and the MSI Regulations as they relate to Legionnaires’ disease.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice aims to provide practical guidance for public sector agencies to achieve compliance with the obligations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. This code also promotes the role of occupational safety and health (OSH) management systems and the importance of chief executive officer leadership in improving OSH performance. It acknowledges that an effective OSH management system is a critical component of an agency’s overall risk management program.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides guidance on occupational safety and health management in call centres. The practical guidance in this code of practice should be considered in conjunction with the general duties in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. It provides: general guidance for employers and workers on the identification, assessment and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with manual tasks in which forces exerted, loads handled, repetitive movement, awkward postures, sustained postures and equipment and tools that expose workers to vibration are of concern; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH act and the OSH regulations, as they relate to hazardous manual tasks.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice provides general guidance for all commercial fishing industry vessels in WA on the management of occupational safety and health issues relevant to the prevention of and response to man overboard incidents. While there are systems of work considerations in relation to eliminating and reducing the risks, this code's focus is on general safety and health issues relevant to man overboard events. Users of this code will need to look at their operation and its level of risk in relation to man overboard, as this code does not deal with every situation that may be found on commercial fishing vessels. Capability, operations, situations, equipment, machinery and tasks vary and hazards and risks not referred to in this code may arise requiring controls other than those recommended in this code.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
These codes of practice provide guidance on complying with some legislative requirements in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 that apply in all workplaces covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and relate to the provision of first aid facilities and services; the provision of workplace amenities and facilities; and the selection and use of personal protective equipment.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The Ferry and Charter Boat Industry Code of Practice (the Code), provides practical guidance on the safe operation of commercial vessels operating in the ferry and charter boat industry in Western Australia. It is designed to assist those working in the industry to identify, assess and control risks to themselves, colleagues and passengers.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides practical guidance for commercial vehicle drivers, and for those who are responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles in workplaces, on carrying out their duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and meeting the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
03 Dec 2019
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 where excavation occurs, and to all persons with the potential for exposure to hazards resulting from excavation in those workplaces, including: all areas where equipment is used to excavate; and all areas where processes associated with excavation are undertaken.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
Did you know the Department of Commerce can provide your business with information and advice on trading, employment and safety at work? Use this checklist to help identify where the department may...
Corporate
Checklist
27 May 2014

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Announcements

Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 30 May 2013, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 150.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 23 May 2013, most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 148.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 147.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 147.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2013
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

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