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Employees should be trained to follow the safety procedures that are in place to reduce the risk of aggression in the workplace. There should be prior consultation with all relevant parties regarding the training delivered. This information should also be included in induction training for new...
Aggression
Risk management of aggression in the workplace involves a systematic and planned approach that covers the associated risks to employee safety. A risk assessment involves identifying the sources of risk, risk factors and the consequences if a worker is exposed to a hazard. Hazard identification...
Aggression
This page contains frequently asked questions on aggression in the workplace. Is aggression in the workplace a work issue or a police issue? The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 contains general duties and responsibilities placed upon people to ensure their own safety at work, and that of...
Aggression
Duty holders and legislation that relate to aggression in the workplace The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not...
Aggression
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Payroll essentials
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Payroll essentials
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Payroll essentials
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
WA pay rates and award summaries
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Pay rates for apprentices and trainees
Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos is a serious issue for Australia and will continue to be so for many years, despite the ban on new uses of asbestos in 2003. Asbestos can be classified into two main types, 'friable' or 'non-friable'. Friable...
Asbestos

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During recent workplace inspections, WorkSafe Inspectors have discovered several wool presses which have been inadequately guarded. The majority of wool presses inspected have had an emergency stop...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
In May 2009, an employee at a service station was injured when she attempted to pump air into tyres of a ‘divided wheel’ (split rim) on a hand trolley using the standard air hose. The employee had...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
An employee was attempting to raise a newly manufactured mining low loader trailer, weighing approximately 80 tonne, to enable a transport trailer to be driven underneath so the new trailer could be...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
During the process of a vessel coming alongside a wharf to dock, the vessel’s skipper was unable to stop the forward motion of the vessel while under power due to a fault with the engine hydraulic...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A truck driver lost his life when a plastic kettle melted and set fire to the cab of his prime mover. The driver had stopped at a truck bay, placed the kettle on the passenger’s seat and plugged the...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Do you need assistance to improve the safety of people working with machinery and equipment?
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
A farm worker was seriously injured when his clothing (shirt) became entangled in an exposed rotating shaft of a twin auger. The person was directing fertiliser from the twin augers into compartments...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
During the unloading of a bulk dry powder discharge tanker, the tank (a pressure vessel) failed, causing the death of two workers. The tank was connected to a large portable compressor supplying...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Recent fatalities have highlighted the dangers associated with working alone and the importance of having regular communications with isolated workers. In the first incident, a self-employed man was...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
In November 2008 a 39-year-old plumber died from injuries received while operating a 225mm cutting grinder (commonly know as a chasing saw). The plumber was chasing brick walls in a bathroom of a...
WorkSafe
Alert
04 Aug 2017

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Ballajura man Christopher James Webb trading as Precision Paving has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to remedy unsatisfactory work carried out at Mt Lawley property in May 2011. Webb pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to comply with a Building Remedy Order without a reasonable excuse at the Perth Magistrates Court on 4 October 2013. The court ordered him...
Building Commission
Media release
18 Oct 2013
A Great Southern construction company has been fined $65,000 over the death of a man who fell seven metres through a skylight in the roof of a shed under construction near Esperance. As the entity in control of the workplace, Cochrane & Sons Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the workplace was safe for a person who was not an employee and, by that failure, causing the death of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Oct 2013
A 56 year old man from WA's South West has suffered a two million dollar loss, the largest ever reported to Project Sunbird, after becoming a victim of an investment and 'money wash' fraud. Bryan from Boyanup, who doesn't want his surname revealed, met the fraudsters online four years ago and was offered an investment opportunity to recover lost funds from the United Kingdom and set up various...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 October 2013, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2013
WA businesses are being targeted by advertising and invoice scams, prompting a joint warning from Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC). Many businesses have been cold-called by people claiming to represent numerous publications and demanding payment for advertising that was not authorised. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Oct 2013
Safety concerns have prompted WorkSafe to take a close look at sleeper cabs in trucks involved in long distance trips. Inspectors investigating the death of a truck driver earlier this year were alerted to problems with sleeper cabs in the course of that investigation and were prompted to look more closely at the issue. Sixteen Prohibition Notices were issued to one transport company, and other...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Oct 2013
Consumer Protection has issued an alert about seven bogus shopping websites, now closed, which had stolen the identity of legitimate businesses and conned money out of WA consumers. An investigation was launched by Consumer Protection through WA ScamNet when seven consumers complained that they had not received electronic goods they had ordered online, leaving them more than $7,000 out of pocket...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 10 October 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 153.9 cpl, most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 152.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Oct 2013
Consumer Protection is seeking comments on whether WA should adopt a national proposal regarding fuel price boards at service stations. The department has released an options paper inviting submissions from motorists, industry stakeholders and fuel retailers which will be considered before a meeting of Commonwealth and State ministers next month. Those not able to prepare a submission can take...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2013
Perth building company Bower Roofing & Restorations Pty Ltd has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out residential building work without the required registration, failing to meet its responsibilities under a home building contract and making a false representation to the local government in order to obtain a building licence. Bower Roofing &...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Oct 2013

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