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This page contains frequently asked questions on asbestos. I’m not sure which WA agency would best help me with my asbestos query. See the 'Asbestos Issues: Who to call' brochure. What products might asbestos be found in? Asbestos cement products such as building materials ('fibro'), fences,...
Asbestos
This page contains frequently asked questions on alcohol and drugs. Why should there be a policy on alcohol and drugs in the workplace? There are a number of reasons why it may be appropriate to develop a workplace policy on alcohol and other drugs: An employer could be found in breach of the...
Alcohol and drugs
Employers or people in control of workplaces where hazardous substances are used must keep and maintain an up to date hazardous substances register that is readily available to staff. Risk assessments must also be performed on hazardous substances to minimise exposure and protect the health and...
Hazardous substances
The Building Commission protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Find a registered building service provider or licensed plumber
The following information is about substances that meet the definition of 'hazardous substances' in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. There are also requirements for ensuring the safety with other chemicals at the workplace and these are outlined under Chemical control and Safety...
Hazardous substances
This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to noise. How can noise affect your life? Hearing loss caused by noise is insidious and permanent. It can cause isolation at home and socially and decrease efficiency at work. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration
This page provides useful links to assist you with the control of risks associated with hazardous substances.
Hazardous substances
Adjudication The claim A claimant can be a person, body or organisation that presents a payment claim in the event of a payment dispute. The claimant can be: a contractor claiming against a principal; a subcontractor claiming against a contractor; or a supplier of goods claiming against a...
Information on the Construction Contracts Act

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A young security worker on a student visa was fatally injured on his way to work when the car he was driving crashed into a safety barrier on the Graham Farmer freeway. There was no evidence of...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A cleaning supervisor died of an electric shock from a commercial dishwasher in the dish washing room of a food hall. Before the incident, the dishwashing machine was not washing the dishes properly...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A general hand at a fertiliser factory was fatally injured after he fell approximately 13 metres from a grid mesh panel walkway. The employee was investigating a possible fault in the fertiliser...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
An abrasive blaster operating an elevated work platform ( EWP ) was working at height manoeuvring the basket of the machine within the framework of a large steel structure. During the manoeuvre the...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A self employed plasterer sustained serious head and back injuries after he fell approximately 4.2 metres from a framed scaffold at a two storey residential construction site. The erected scaffold...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Following two recent incidents where employees have been struck by the closing rear door (tailgate) of front loading rubbish trucks, WorkSafe reminds those involved in the waste management industry...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A 16-year-old school student undergoing a Workplace Structured Learning Program at an engineering workplace had three fingers on his left hand severely crushed (two of these fingers have since been...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A farm worker, employed through a labour hire agent, died of head injuries after he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle ( ATV ), also know as a four wheel motorbike, agricultural ( ag ) bike or...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
By understanding the processes that make drivers tired, they are better able to plan and manage their daily routines to minimise the risk of fatigue. This handbook suggests lifestyle changes and other steps that professional drivers should consider to help them manage their fatigue.
WorkSafe
Alert
21 May 2014
A commercial vehicle driver was fatally injured when the combination he was driving left the road and crashed into trees. The driver was on the first part of a trip when the commercial vehicle...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 3 October 2013, most Coles Express and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most Gull, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 153.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 152.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Oct 2013
Perth building company Bovilla (2005) Pty Ltd (Bovilla) trading as Dura-Fenz, and its sole director Boyd Michael Lynch have been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet their responsibilities under a home building contract. Bovilla (2005) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to two charges at the Bunbury Magistrates Court on 9 September 2013 and was ordered to pay fines of $5,...
Building Commission
Media release
02 Oct 2013
A roofing company and its Director have been fined a total of $100,000 (plus more than $2200 in costs) over an incident in which a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a roof. The Mallon Company Pty Ltd – trading as Frontline Roofing - and Director Michael Moore pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a contractor and...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Sep 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 26 September 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 156.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 155.9 cpl, most Coles Express sites up to 154.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites up to 153.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 152...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Sep 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 19 September 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 155.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 154.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 153...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection is issuing a warning to pet buyers after a recent increase in reports of sick puppies; often infected with the potentially fatal parvovirus. Since the start of 2013 there have been 35 enquiries and 12 complaints. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll says problems with pet purchases can be tricky. “Buying a pet is exciting but unlike other purchases it’s a living...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection has reminded private landlords in WA that they must lodge new security bonds with the Bond Administrator to comply with changes to tenancy laws which came into effect in July this year. There is a transition period for existing bonds, which will need to be transferred to the Bond Administrator by 31 December 2014. The reminder comes after the Perth Magistrates Court fined a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Sep 2013
A recent spate of serious incidents has prompted WorkSafe and Energy Safety to remind and warn people about the risks and consequences of working near overhead powerlines. This week, a crane operator at a building site in White Gum Valley swung his jib into an overhead 132kV powerline. The crane operator remained safe in the cab however WorkSafe and Energy Safety are investigating the incident...
EnergySafety
Media release
13 Sep 2013
A recent spate of serious incidents has prompted WorkSafe and Energy Safety to remind and warn people about the risks and consequences of working near overhead powerlines. This week, a crane operator at a building site in White Gum Valley swung his jib into an overhead 132kV powerline. The crane operator remained safe in the cab however WorkSafe and Energy Safety are investigating the incident...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection will discontinue legal action against a rogue fencing contractor due to him having been declared bankrupt. United Fencing (WA) Pty Ltd, a registered company of sole director James Lee Battah of Harvey, has been the subject of legal action by the Department after consumers in the Bunbury and Mandurah areas reported paying large deposits for fencing work that was never carried...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2013

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