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Conversion and appointment to permanency framework The Government’s framework for converting and appointing fixed term contract and casual public sector employees to permanent employment was released on 10 August 2018. The framework is made up of the following documents: Premier’s Circular 2018/02...
Conversion to permanency
The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws. Background On 12 July 2017, the Government’s announcement of the development of a modernised Work Health and Safety Act for Western Australia which is based on the national model...
Work health and safety legislation reform
Under Premier’s Circular 2017/03 , PSLR is responsible for the coordination and governance of all public sector labour relations matters. This includes providing tailored advice to public sector employers to support their workforce and organisational objectives. Our contact details are as follows:...
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The Supplementary Notes are issued by the Executive Director Public Sector Labour Relations. Please contact your Public Sector Labour Relations Adviser if you require further advice. Public Service and Government Officers CSA General Agreement 2017 - Supplementary Notes
Issues and developments
The Western Australian Government is committed to ensuring healthy and productive workplaces across the public sector. This extends to ensuring its employees can access regular periods of leave for rest and recreation. The Policy Statement – Management of Accrued Leave in the Public Sector (Policy...
Policies
Prescription safety glasses are provided where it is not possible to eliminate or control eye hazards and employees required optical aids. Prescription Safety Glasses
Policies
To provide guidance to Public Sector agencies on what to consider when implementing and administering pre-employment screening. Pre-Employment Screening
Policies
Provides guidance as to what constitutes industrial action and how it should be dealt with by agencies. Industrial Action
Policies
The Safe Spaces initiative was launched by the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Hon Simone McGurk MLA on 2 October 2017. Premier’s Circular 2017/07 supports the initiative by providing public sector employees with access to: ten days’ non-cumulative paid Family and...
Policies
To provide support to public sector employees who are required to work regularly with Screen Based Equipment. Eyesight Screening and Testing 2012
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This checklist has been developed to highlight safety issues for workers in primary schools and provides information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with...
WorkSafe
Checklist
12 Sep 2018
On 15 November 2016 Ali Burston and Frank Pansini presented at the WorkSafe and RiskCover Forum. This forum included: case study presentations from guest speakers; WorkSafe WA presenting the results...
WorkSafe
Information
29 Nov 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
06 Oct 2017
The public sector is Western Australia’s largest employer with more than 150,000 people and many of its occupations are hazardous. Each year over 5,000 public servants are injured at work. Safety and...
WorkSafe
Information
02 Mar 2017
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2016
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016
This information is provided to guide local government officers as to WorkSafe’s legislation, guidance and general approach in relation to asbestos. Responses relate to work with asbestos at...
WorkSafe
Information
27 Oct 2014
The WA Pay Equity Audit Tool was developed to assist public sector organisations undertake a pay equity audit.
Labour Relations
Guide / handbook
21 Aug 2015
This document was developed to assist in the investigation of slips, trip and falls in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this document to assist state and local government in identifying the worker safety issues involved with asbestos and highlight the importance of appropriate systems of work and...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014

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The McGowan Government has introduced building regulations to restrict the use of combustible material on building facades of high-risk buildings. The new building regulations prevent the use of performance solutions by restricting the use of combustible cladding to those that can demonstrate compliance under the Building Code of Australia’s (BCA) new verification method. This method also...
Building Commission
Media release
06 Oct 2018
The posting of racist signs in Pinjin in the Goldfields is resoundingly condemned by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS).
Building Commission / Consumer Protection / EnergySafety / Labour Relations / WA Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit / WorkSafe / Corporate
Media release
03 Jul 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Shaw’s Cartage Contractors, was fined in relation to the deaths of two labourers. The deaths were caused by falling concrete tilt-up panels at a Perth construction site. Axedale, among three parties charged, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of workers, and that failure causing the death of Joseph McDermott and Gerard Bradley. The fine totalled $...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Model clauses for tender documents and contracts have been developed for Funding Entities. Please contact the Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit on 1300 110 232 or bccmu@commerce.wa.gov.au for a copy.
WA Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Department News
23 Jan 2017
Fraudsters posing as CEOs or third-party suppliers have cost Western Australian businesses and not-for-profits at least $500,000 in the last two years, prompting a warning about ‘man in the middle scams’. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said the fraud works in two equally sophisticated ways. “The false boss or CEO scam usually hacks a chief executive officer or senior...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2016
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
WorkSafe engaged Marsden Jacob Associates, an independent consulting firm, to undertake a Western Australian specific RIS process on the model WHS Regulations. The outcome of that process was the preparation of a WA RIS. This report and associated supporting documents are available on the WorkSafe website. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament. This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three months. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
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