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This safety alert covers design and fabrication quality of transportable vessels that are periodically pressurised to discharge their contents.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert is to provide information to all parties involved in the design, manufacture and lifting of precast concrete components.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of using angle grinders and/or welders to heat or cut metal tanks.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert to highlight the hazards of using emery cloth tape on metalworking lathes. Emery cloth tape is used to achieve a cosmetic finish or to resize a work piece under rotation.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with not keeping plant repaired and maintained as per manufacturer’s specifications and design.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with transferring oil from a deep fryer to an oil disposal machine, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of using safe procedures when pumping hazardous chemicals.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with washing floors using an inappropriate bucket and hot water mixed with the chemicals, and to 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 correctly locking out the free fall controls on mobile cranes fitted with this feature.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of providing direct supervision to apprentices and the identification of underground services.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014

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Consumer Protection is seeking community comment about the laws which cover the WA travel industry with licensing under review and the phasing-out of the national compensation scheme over the next two years. A majority of state and territory ministers decided in December last year to withdraw from the national licensing system and the Travel Compensation Fund, which provided consumers with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2013
WA ScamNet has received reports from 24 scam victims in just one week (5-9 August) who have reported a total of $2 million in losses. A man in his late 70’s from WA’s Great Southern has reported losing a million dollars while two others have lost $180,000 and $91,000 each in separate romance frauds. Another victim has reported losing half a million dollars in an investment scam. Also among the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 15 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 Coles Express, BP and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 156.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 155.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2013
Consumers are warned not to deal with an unregistered painter who is continuing to advertise and carry out unauthorised painting work despite being prosecuted last year. Cody Raymond WILLIAMS (born 14 May 1985) was found guilty in the Midland Magistrates Court on 27 June 2012 of two counts of unregistered painting work and two counts of holding himself out to be registered when he was not. Both...
Building Commission
Media release
14 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is reminding the WA community that raising money for a charitable purpose in WA must be carried out by a licensed charity or under their authority. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll has expressed concern that some funds are being collected outside the safeguards of the licensing system. “While we don’t want to dampen the enthusiasm, compassion and generosity...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2013
A Balga man has been fined $2,500 and ordered to pay costs of $925 by the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Clinton Bradley Oreb was charged by Consumer Protection for buying and selling 17 vehicles between June 2011 and March 2012 without having a licence. He was convicted on 9 August 2013 after being found to be in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Oreb advertised...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Aug 2013
Capethorne Pty Ltd has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for entering into a contract for, and carrying out, residential building work at two properties in Thornlie and Canning Vale without the required registration and home indemnity insurance policy. On 31 July 2013 the Armadale Magistrates Court found the company guilty of two charges of entering into a building work contract valued...
Building Commission
Media release
13 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 August 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 158.9 cpl, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites by 13 cpl up to 157.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 154.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is seeking the views of the community as part of a review of laws that regulate the motor vehicle industry in WA. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll has urged businesses involved in the industry and consumers to read the discussion paper, which has been released today, and put in a submission so that their views can be heard. “The laws under review include two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is hosting free seminars across regional WA to explain recent changes to the law which will affect more than 38,500 private landlords who rent out properties across the State. The changes arise from the commencement of a new version of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 on 1 July 2013. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said thousands of people had already...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Aug 2013

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