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Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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Workers were exposed to asbestos-containing material when an employee used a battery-operated drill to attach a loose post to a wall containing asbestos material. The employee drilled a series of...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Items of plant were recently imported into Western Australia and found to contain bonded asbestos gaskets. The plant was imported from New Zealand and Thailand for installation at a major industrial...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A worker received third degree burns to 13 percent of his body when using a new drain cleaning product containing 98 per cent sulfuric acid. In an attempt to unblock a public toilet drain, workers...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A workbook to assist people in the agricultural sector to address hazards at the workplace.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
A retired farmer was fatally injured when he was struck and crushed by hay bales falling from a truck being unloaded by a telescopic handler ( telehandler ). The retired farmer drove the truck into a...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to provide information to all employers and employees involved in the unloading of multi trailer tip trucks.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to advise and promote industry awareness regarding compliance to the operating standards that apply to commercial vehicle operations on public roads in WA.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to inform welding machine operators of the potential for electrodes to contain beryllium, a very toxic metal.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
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
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with cooking food in a microwave oven and suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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WorkSafe is investigating the work-related fatality at the Instant Waste Management worksite in Bayswater this afternoon. Inspectors travelled to the site and will investigate the circumstances. No further details are available at this stage. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Sep 2013
Computer hackers are using webcam photos and videos to blackmail their victims while masquerading as officers of international law enforcement agencies, including the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The scammers gain remote access to their victim’s computer through malware. Victims report getting a pop-up message on their computer which claims that the computer has been frozen by the AFP or...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2013
Nominations are open for the 10th annual Consumer Protection Awards which will take place next March. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is encouraging Western Australians to think about those who deserve public recognition and put their names forward. “The Consumer Protection Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the outstanding work being done in the community to inform...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 5 September 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 160.9 cpl, most BP, Coles Express and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2013
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workers engaged in high risk work that they need to check the renewal dates on their licences and ensure they are renewed. The first High Risk Work licences with a five-year expiry date were issued in October 2007, so licence holders need to check expiry dates and take action to renew licences or risk being unable to work in their chosen field. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
03 Sep 2013
A Lockridge man has been fined $1,500 in the Midland Magistrates Court for buying and selling motor vehicles without a licence. Steven Paul Fenn was convicted on 29 August 2013 of buying 17 commercial vans and selling 13 of them between August 2011 and March 2013 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay court costs of $1,112. Lawyers for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) have issued a joint warning to businesses in the Kimberley following reports of a possible advertising scam. Several businesses and Aboriginal corporations have been cold-called recently by people claiming to represent numerous publications and demanding payment for advertising that was not authorised. Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Aug 2013
WorkSafe has produced a poster for workplaces aimed at raising awareness of noise-induced hearing loss as part of Hearing Awareness Week 2013. The poster, an initiative of the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health, can be downloaded from WorkSafe’s website and printed for display in workplaces. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today the poster aimed to encourage...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Aug 2013
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a second appeal by the director of Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd (in liquidation), Mr Norman Phillip Carey, against five convictions for making false or misleading representations. Mr Carey was convicted in his personal capacity because he was a director of Westpoint Corporation, and failed to persuade the magistrate that he could not have prevented the offences by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 29 August 2013, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most BP and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 156.9 cpl, most Gull and Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl and 154.9 cpl respectively. Tomorrow'...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Aug 2013

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