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This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act and is intended to assist those involved in designing buildings or other structures to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. In particular, this code of practice aims to: explain the legal obligations applicable to a person who is in control of, or who may have influence over, the design of a building or structure; and provide guidelines for ways in which these obligations can be met by providing practical guidance on ways of maximising the safety of the design.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by either the OSH Act or the MSI Act and provides general guidance for employers, people in control of workplaces, designers, manufacturers, suppliers and workers on the identification and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with Legionnaires’ disease; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH Act, the OSH Regulations, the MSI Act and the MSI Regulations as they relate to Legionnaires’ disease.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice aims to provide practical guidance for public sector agencies to achieve compliance with the obligations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. This code also promotes the role of occupational safety and health (OSH) management systems and the importance of chief executive officer leadership in improving OSH performance. It acknowledges that an effective OSH management system is a critical component of an agency’s overall risk management program.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides guidance on occupational safety and health management in call centres. The practical guidance in this code of practice should be considered in conjunction with the general duties in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act. It provides: general guidance for employers and workers on the identification, assessment and control of safety and health hazards and risks associated with manual tasks in which forces exerted, loads handled, repetitive movement, awkward postures, sustained postures and equipment and tools that expose workers to vibration are of concern; and information on key legislative requirements in the OSH act and the OSH regulations, as they relate to hazardous manual tasks.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice provides general guidance for all commercial fishing industry vessels in WA on the management of occupational safety and health issues relevant to the prevention of and response to man overboard incidents. While there are systems of work considerations in relation to eliminating and reducing the risks, this code's focus is on general safety and health issues relevant to man overboard events. Users of this code will need to look at their operation and its level of risk in relation to man overboard, as this code does not deal with every situation that may be found on commercial fishing vessels. Capability, operations, situations, equipment, machinery and tasks vary and hazards and risks not referred to in this code may arise requiring controls other than those recommended in this code.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
These codes of practice provide guidance on complying with some legislative requirements in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 that apply in all workplaces covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and relate to the provision of first aid facilities and services; the provision of workplace amenities and facilities; and the selection and use of personal protective equipment.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The Ferry and Charter Boat Industry Code of Practice (the Code), provides practical guidance on the safe operation of commercial vessels operating in the ferry and charter boat industry in Western Australia. It is designed to assist those working in the industry to identify, assess and control risks to themselves, colleagues and passengers.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides practical guidance for commercial vehicle drivers, and for those who are responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles in workplaces, on carrying out their duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and meeting the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 where excavation occurs, and to all persons with the potential for exposure to hazards resulting from excavation in those workplaces, including: all areas where equipment is used to excavate; and all areas where processes associated with excavation are undertaken.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014

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A Kwinana company has been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which an empty drum exploded, injuring an employee, and for failing to report the injury. Tox Free (Kwinana) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment, and was fined $45,000 in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Thursday. In addition, the company was fined $5000 for failing to report...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Feb 2013
A Queens Park man has been fined $8,000 and ordered to pay $581 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court for illegal car dealing. Fadhill Hoosen Dulloo had bought 38 vehicles and privately sold 32 of those without a licence between December 2010 and April 2012, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said the licensing system is in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A real estate salesman was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $748 by the Perth Magistrates Court for selling properties without a current certificate of registration. David Paul Gammal sold or leased at least nine properties while working for a city real estate agency between March and November 2011. His certificate of registration had expired in February 2010, but he had altered the date...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
A Welshpool car auction company and its Director have been fined a total of $3,000 for breaking laws related to the selling of vehicles on consignment. Gregsons Auctioneers & Valuers Pty Ltd and Director Jonathan Paul Gregson were also ordered by the Perth Magistrates Court to pay costs of $532 each on 15 February 2012. Consumer Protection told the Court that, in November 2010, the company...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Feb 2013
Breaking hearts and bank balances – organised criminals have defrauded West Australians out of at least $4.5million after starting relationships with victims online, according to figures compiled over the last six months Relationship fraud losses totalling about $568,000 were reported to Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet between August 2012 and January 2013. However, this proved to be the tip of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
A tree lopping and garden maintenance business, which used bullying tactics against consumers, has been fined by the Perth Magistrates Court after being prosecuted by Consumer Protection. Tracey Gordon is the registered owner and Sean Robert Weinthal is an employee of Manageable Tree Services in Wanneroo, and were previously involved with Metropolitan Tree Services (deregistered) that was named...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Feb 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 14 February 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 155.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 17 cpl up to 157.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths sites by 16 cpl up to 156.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Feb 2013
A Canning Vale vehicle repairer has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay costs of $962 for operating without a licence. K J & C Thompson Pty Ltd, trading as Autospark Canning Vale in Bannister Road, was convicted by the Armadale Magistrates Court on 8 February 2013. The Court was told that the business first submitted an application for a motor vehicle repairer licence in June 2009 and was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Feb 2013
A Henderson engineering company has been fined $10,000 for allowing workers to do high risk work when they did not hold a licence for that class of work. KEP Management Services Pty Ltd – trading as Phillips Engineering – pleaded guilty to two charges of allowing unlicensed dogging work and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court this week. One of the workers at the company’s main workshop...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Feb 2013
A construction and services contracting company has been fined $65,000 (plus almost $8000 in costs) over an incident in which an assembled street light came too close to high-voltage power lines near a Shell service station. Thiess Services Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to two charges of failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court this week. In February 2009, Thiess...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Feb 2013

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