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This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides guidance on preparing for emergency evacuations at the workplace...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note has been issued by the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health to assist persons achieve compliance with the general duty provisions of the Occupational...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 requires employers to provide a safe workplace, to consult with employees and their safety and health representative, and keep them informed about safety...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 sets out particular ‘duties’ for designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers, installers and users of plant. Plant includes any machinery, equipment,...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note has been issued by the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health and provides guidance to people at work and in control of workplaces for developing safe isolation procedures...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This document provides a detailed discussion of the ‘general duty of care’ provisions in the Western Australian Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 .
WorkSafe
Guidance note
03 Jun 2014
This guidance note provides advice and information on the correct use of flashback arresters to minimise the risk of injury to workers and damage to equipment if flashback occurs.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note provides explanatory information to employers and employees about their rights and responsibilities on the election and function of safety and health representatives, establishment...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on the management of...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace. Bullying can adversely affect the safety and health of employees, it is unlawful under the Occupational Safety...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014

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WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a road worker at a site in Bunbury this morning. The man was believed to have been working on the road at the site when he was struck by a grader. Inspectors from WorkSafe’s Bunbury office attended the site on the corner of Robertson Drive and Somerville Drive, and will interview witnesses and investigate the circumstances. WorkSafe thoroughly...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Apr 2013
WorkSafe has successfully appealed a reduction in penalties against a Malaga hoist and crane company and two of its Directors. D & G Hoists & Cranes Pty Ltd was fined $90,000 and Directors David Patrick Majella Keating and Luigi Vincenzo Decesare fined $45,000 each in March 2011 over the 2007 death of 22-year-old rigger Luke Aaron Murrie. The two Directors appealed the penalty against the...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 25 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 142.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 141.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 11 cpl up to 140.9 cpl and most Coles Express sites by 10 cpl up to 139.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2013
Peel home owners beware that a gang of travelling conmen who have been carrying out dodgy bitumen and roof painting work across Perth are now reportedly operating in the Mandurah area. Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned consumers not to deal with these itinerant conmen who are breaking door to door trading laws and performing roof painting and restoration work without...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 2013
A Welshpool powder coating company has been fined $85,000 over the death of a worker who was killed when a drum he was cutting with an angle grinder exploded in 2010. Diamond Powder Coaters (WA) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of the worker and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week. The business is involved...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Apr 2013
Project Sunbird, a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection, is to target the Great Southern region. A number of potential fraud victims, identified through money transfers to West Africa, are in the Katanning area and the total recorded monetary loss could be up to $100,000. Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 18 April 2013, most BP and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 143.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 8 cpl to 142.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 7 cpl to 141.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 139.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2013
A Greenfields man has been fined $3,750 in the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Bradley John Green pleaded guilty on 12 April 2013 to buying and selling 15 motor vehicles between February 2011 and February 2013 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay Court costs of $394. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Green...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 April 2013, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 10 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 9 cpl up to 146.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will rise to 144.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2013
Consumers in remote communities can be among the most vulnerable due to isolation and lack of competition – that’s why Consumer Protection is heading out to the Dampier Peninsula. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will visit Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and One Arm Point between 22nd and 26thApril 2013. She says she will concentrate on raising awareness of scams...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2013

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