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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
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of safety requirements relating to boom type elevating work platforms and the wearing of safety harnesses.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the circumstances which led to a worker’s leg being amputated and suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the importance of identifying site hazards prior to operating an Elevating Work Platform.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of using angle grinders to cut metal drums.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
This Alert is aimed at owner operators and machinery hire outlets to reinforce the requirement for safe operating procedures when using mini skid steer loaders with attachments.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this alert is to provide information to all parties involved in the supply and use of elevating work platforms (EWP).
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Recently, new vehicles imported into Australia from China by Great Wall Motors Australia and Chery Automotive Australia were found to contain asbestos gaskets. Asbestos in new products has been...
WorkSafe
Alert
28 Mar 2017

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Announcements

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
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
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 22 August 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 157.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl, most Coles Express and Gull sites up to 155.9 cpl and most Peak up to 154.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Aug 2013
A Wilson real estate agency, the agency licensee and a sales representative have been fined a total of $11,500 for misleading a buyer during a property transaction. Stoneform Enterprises Pty Ltd, trading as Minic Property Group, was fined $5,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on 14 August 2013. Agency licensee Sabrina Lynn Minic was also fined $5,000 and sales representative Michael...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Aug 2013
A company operating a car dealership in Rockingham and its sole director have been ordered to pay more than $40,000 in fines and costs after misleading a client over the sale of a caravan on consignment. Cavalier Asset Pty Ltd, trading as Rockingham Windsor and Statewide Cars and Commercials, was fined $20,000 by the Rockingham Magistrates Court on 15 August 2013 for breaching the Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2013

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