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Hepatitis B is an infectious disease that is commonly transmitted through blood to blood contact. It is a virus that can slowly damage the liver over many years and is potentially life threatening. What are the signs and symptoms of Hepatitis B? Many people with Hepatitis B are unaware of their...
Diseases and health
The National Assessment Instruments (NAIs) for the High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) classes listed below; include a question in relation to the minimum safe distances to be maintained when conducting operations near electric lines. The question in each NAI has a reference to the use of spotters and...
How to become a high risk work registered assessor
As the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out and Telstra's existing fixed line networks are disconnected, monitored fire alarms and lift phones must be migrated to the NBN or other technology platforms. Fire alarm and lift phone services that operate over the top of existing fixed-line voice...
Plant and machinery
In February/March this year, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner and senior WorkSafe officers presented a number of seminars, in the metropolitan area and three regional locations, to registered High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) assessors (assessors). At the seminars, assessors were provided...
How to become a high risk work registered assessor
This information is for employers and employees in the state system . The state system applies to sole traders, partnerships, and unincorporated trust arrangements. If you are a national system employer, or you work for one (eg a Pty Ltd company, incorporated association or other non-profit body...
WA pay rates and award summaries
Over the five year period from July 2010 to June 2015 Work Safe has processed and issued 267,432 new applications for classes of WS High Risk Work Licence. Summaries of these years are outlined below. Please note: the applications for licence renewals has not been included in the following tables...
How to become a high risk work registered assessor
This information applies to employers and employees in the state industrial relations system . It covers businesses which operate as sole traders, partnerships and unincorporated trust arrangements. This information does not apply to businesses and organisations in the national industrial relations...
Redundancy
This page lists resources related to working with forklifts. Key information resources Guidance note - Working safely with forklifts Forklift safety Reducing the risk Checklist for forklifts Forklift frequently asked questions Important information for forklift operators in Western Australia...
Forklifts
'Cancer' is a term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. The term cancer covers a range of different diseases. There are a number of well-known sets of circumstances which have demonstrated the link between some occupational exposures and some types of cancer. The...
Diseases and health
There are two types of asbestos removal licence (unrestricted and restricted). Each licence is endorsed with a number of conditions that relate to the way asbestos removal work is carried out: Unrestricted: An Unrestricted Asbestos Removal Licence allows the licence holder, or people employed by...
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The purpose of this alert is to make builders and concrete pump operators aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site...
WorkSafe
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What the law says Employers must do all that is practical to ensure that workers are not exposed to hazards in the workplace. This includes providing training, information, supervision and managing...
WorkSafe
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WorkSafe Plan Certificates of Achievement are presented at three levels and are valid for two years. Platinum WorkSafe Plan achievers Platinum Certificates are for those organisations that achieve...
WorkSafe
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In February/March 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner and senior WorkSafe officers presented a number of seminars, in the metropolitan area and three regional locations, to registered...
WorkSafe
Information
This sample letter is for using to contact an employer regarding possible underpayment of wages or employment entitlements. Visit the Making a complaint about underpayment of wages page in the Labour...
Labour Relations
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Some chemicals can damage your hearing. These are called ototoxic chemicals. Construction workers are also at risk of hearing damage from noise exposure. About one in five construction workers report...
WorkSafe
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If you have received an improvement notice, follow the four steps below. Improvement notice received Do you need more time or do you disagree? Complete Form 4 ; and Send to WorkSafe – Must be sent...
WorkSafe
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This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
The WA Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) require that health surveillance, including blood lead level tests, is provided to workers undertaking lead risk work. This report summarises...
WorkSafe
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Using a trolley can reduce the risk of injury from manual tasks. However the trolley must suit: the task and the materials being loaded; the physical characteristics of the person using it; and the...
WorkSafe
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Monday 6 June 2016 is the Western Australia day public holiday. Employers in the state industrial relations system can check their public holiday obligations on the Pay rates for public holidays page or contact Wageline for more information.
Labour Relations
Department News
23 May 2016
Nominations have been called for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2016. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Awards aimed to publicly acknowledge the excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA. “The Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational safety and health management,...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 May 2016
A proactive inspection program covering a two-year period looking at safety in restaurants and cafes has uncovered several areas of concern within the industry. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors over the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years, focused on restaurants and cafes across metropolitan and regional areas of the State. A total of 225 workplaces were...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Apr 2016
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in and around Perth’s CBD has found a high level of compliance with workplace safety laws. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites in the CBD and surrounding suburbs east and west of the city earlier this month. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the level of compliance with...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Apr 2016
The regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2016 have now been published - visit the Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday page. In all other areas of WA the Queen’s Birthday public holiday will be held on Monday 26 September 2016.
Labour Relations
Alert
13 Apr 2016
Starting Wednesday 13 April 2016, Wageline will be open from 10am every Wednesday. Wageline’s new operating hours are: Monday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Tuesday 8.30am- 5.00pm Wednesday: 10.00am-5.00pm Thursday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Friday: 8.30am- 5.00pm Employers and employees can continue to call Wageline on 1300 655 266 with queries about: pay rates, leave entitlements and other employment arrangements in...
Labour Relations
Alert
06 Apr 2016
Private sector employers and employees now have access to combined information on employment rights and obligations. From 31 March 2016 the Labour Relations website has changed and what was previously two separate sections - one for private sector employers and one for private sector employees has been combined into a single new section titled Private Sector Employers and Employees . All key...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Mar 2016
Construction sites in Perth’s CBD and surrounds will be the focus of a WorkSafe proactive inspection program next week. WorkSafe Acting Director John Reilly said today the program would involve construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites in Perth’s CBD and surrounding suburbs east and west of the city. “The program is part of a continuing series of proactive inspection...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Mar 2016
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised concerns over the testing and tagging of portable electrical items. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the southern suburbs as far as Mandurah in the final week of...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Mar 2016
A transport company has been fined $75,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,980 after a worker was seriously injured in their yard in 2013. Marley’s Transport pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court. On January 23, 2013, Marley’s Transport employees were...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Mar 2016

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