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WorkSafe has produced the following safety posters which can be displayed in your workplace. Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Falls Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Kitchens Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Machinery Casual work must be safe First aid for burn injury Prevent...
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There are three types of licence (Class1, 2 and 3). Each licence is valid for a period of two years and is endorsed with a number of conditions and legislation that relate to the way demolition work is carried out in WA. The following frequently asked questions deals with the different classes of...
Demolition licence
High Risk Work - Classes of licence Rigging High Risk Work Licence - Classes of rigging licence Dogging DG Basic rigging (includes dogging) RB Intermediate rigging (includes dogging and basic rigging) RI Advanced rigging (includes dogging, basic and intermediate rigging) RA Scaffolding High Risk...
High risk work licence
Certain injuries and illnesses, work processes, election of safety and health representatives and health surveillance require WorkSafe to be notified. Asbestos Notification of unrestricted asbestos removal Demolition and construction forms Notification to manufacture concrete panels and FAQs...
Notifications
Photographs are from the 'Asbestos: The Wittenoom Tragedy' video produced by WorkSafe. These photographs are free to download and can be used by people who are studying safety and health, workplaces and for training and teaching purposes.
Asbestos limpet spraying without PPE
Asbestos limpet spraying without PPE, by WorkSafe
Asbestos limpet...
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Photographs from the 'Managing the risk of falls at workplaces' video produced by WorkSafe. These photographs are free to download and can be used by people who are studying safety and health, workplaces and for training and teaching purposes.
Barriers
Barriers, by WorkSafe
Barriers are used...
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A Restricted Asbestos Removal Licence allows the licence holder, or people employed by the licence holder, to remove amounts exceeding 10 square metres of bonded (non-friable) asbestos, but not friable asbestos. The licence in valid for a period of three years and is endorsed with a number of...
Asbestos licensing
An Unrestricted Asbestos Removal Licence allows the licence holder, or people employed by the licence holder, to remove all forms of asbestos (friable and non-friable). Friable asbestos means any material that contains asbestos and is in the form of a powder, or can be easily crumbled, pulverised...
Asbestos licensing
Photographs from the "Manual tasks risk management" video produced by WorkSafe. These photographs are free to download and can be used by people who are studying safety and health, workplaces and for training and teaching purposes.
Welder working
Welder working, by WorkSafe
Awkward static postures...
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These photos resources are from various safety films made by WorkSafe. These photographs are free to download and can be used by people who are studying safety and health, workplaces and for training and teaching purposes.
Discussing risk assessment
Discussing risk assessment, by WorkSafe
Consulting about a hazardous...
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This occupational safety and health (OSH) handout has been developed to assist employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working in airport operations and...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Jan 2017
WorkSafe visited 82 nail salons between 2012 and 2016 to assess hazardous substances compliance. Air monitoring was conducted in a small number of salons. This publication provides information for...
WorkSafe
Information
06 Jan 2017
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
03 Jan 2017
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the OSH Act. It provides guidance for employers and workers on minimising the exposure to underground asset strikes and...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 Dec 2016
The Western Australian Building and Construction Industry Code of Conduct 2016 commenced on 1 January 2017. The code has been developed to ensure that Western Australian government agencies, when...
WA Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Code of conduct
07 Aug 2017
In recent years, two people have died as a result of crush injuries from falling trailer ramps. The trailer ramps were operated by a sealed hydraulic system. In both incidents, the ramps had earlier...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Nov 2016
An employee was fatally injured when the wooden box he was standing in overbalanced and fell on top of him. The employee had been using the box balanced on the tines of a forklift and raised to a...
WorkSafe
Alert
10 Nov 2016
A person engaged to assist with the day-to-day activities at a septic liquid waste pond facility drowned when he slipped into one of the ponds. On the day of the incident the person was required to...
WorkSafe
Alert
10 Nov 2016
Recently construction workers were exposed to asbestos whilst carrying out renovation work on a multi-storey building. A worker was using an electrical jackhammer to remove old waste pipes from a...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
These six templates help small business employers meet their legal obligations for time and record keeping and keep accurate employee leave records. All state system employers are legally required to...
Labour Relations
Template
21 Jul 2017

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Announcements

The Perth Royal Show is fast approaching and each year the Show provides employment opportunities for many people in a wide range of jobs. Business owners who want to employ children at the Perth Royal Show must abide by the provisions of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 which regulates where, when and at what age children can be employed. These laws apply to children in all...
Labour Relations
Department News
04 Sep 2017
A crane operator and partner in a crane business has been fined $15,000 (and ordered to pay $3,577 in costs) over an incident in which he caused a dogman to suffer electrical burns when he operated the crane too close to power lines. Bradley David Lemmon, as a partner in the firm Mobicrane WA, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment for employees and was fined in...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Aug 2017
Premier Mark McGowan on Sunday 27 August 2017 announced an increase of penalties for workplace safety offences to bring Western Australia into line with other states and ensure penalties better reflect the importance of a safe workplace. Media statement
WorkSafe
Alert
28 Aug 2017
Earlier this year the Department conducted a proactive compliance campaign about the employment of children in the fast food industry. Almost 1000 fast food employers across the Perth metropolitan area were provided with an information pack about the employment of children under the Children and Community Services Act 2004 . Information was also sent to the offices of relevant franchise groups...
Labour Relations
Department News
28 Aug 2017
WorkSafe will soon begin a proactive inspection program to look at the management of violence and aggression in residential aged care facilities. Beginning next month, the program will focus on reducing musculoskeletal and psychological injuries due to workplace violence. It will continue over the following six months in metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe A/Director Sally...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Aug 2017
Getting the right employment information from the right people is critical to business success. Wageline often gets calls in which small business owners say – “I had no idea I had to pay that” when Wageline tells them about their employment obligations. Western Australia has two industrial relations systems and a business owner’s employment obligations will depend on which system covers their...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Aug 2017
A Bunbury demolition company has been fined $4000 (and ordered to pay $1338.50 in costs) for carrying out work for which it did not have the relevant licence. Picton Civil Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to performing Class 1 demolition work without having been issued a Class 1 demolition licence, and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court on Monday. Picton Civil is an earthworks and demolition...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Aug 2017
Wageline has launched new versions of its popular leave calculation guides. The annual leave, sick leave and long service leave calculation guides explain and provide examples of how to calculate leave entitlements. These guides are available on the Wageline leave calculation guides page .
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Aug 2017
Long service leave payments can be a hidden cost when buying a business. Small business owners and their accountants need to be aware that when someone purchases a business or part of a business in Western Australia, in most circumstances the new owner will take on the long service leave obligations for existing employees, for the whole period of their employment. This applies regardless of...
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Aug 2017
The new and improved Wageline fact sheets for long service leave and record keeping requirements are now available on the Wageline website. These fact sheets provide critical information that employers and employees need to know about long service leave in Western Australia and record keeping requirements in the state industrial relations system. New employee or subcontractor fact sheet Wageline...
Labour Relations
Department News
07 Aug 2017

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