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Codes of practice provide guidance for employers, contractors, people in control of workplaces and workers on the management of safety and health hazards and risks associated with an issue and some of the relevant requirements under the legislation. The Minister for Commerce approves codes of...
Codes and guidance material
Portable pools can pose a safety risk, especially for children under the age of five. Even in a small portable pool with very little water, it only takes seconds for a child to drown. Inflatable and portable pools can present a danger as they are not usually fenced and may not be completely emptied...
Home safety
RCDs Lessors must have two RCDs installed on the switchboard at their rental premises before it can be leased. Energy Safety has more detailed information about RCDs. Smoke Alarms In the case of a fire, toxic smoke, rather than heat and flames, is the most immediate threat to life. As many fires...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights
Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Perth Gordon Stephenson House Customer Service, Level 2, 140 William Street (on the corner of William and Murray Streets) PERTH, WA 6000 Postal Address Consumer Protection Locked Bag 14 CLOISTERS...
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A safety and health committee can be established if any employee requests a committee, or the employer decides to establish one. The WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner can direct the appointment of a committee. Each workplace can choose the best committee structure to suit their operation. For...
OSH committees
Safety and health representatives are offered support through WorkSafe's community education officers. The community education officers are available to come to your workplace to give talks on the role of WorkSafe, to explain the obligations of employers and employees under the Act on a range of...
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Once WorkSafe has received the election notification form , your details will be entered into our database. We will then send you a registration kit which includes: a letter of confirmation of registration; and an ID card. Terms of office Safety and health representatives are elected for a term of...
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This page contains frequently asked questions about safety and health representatives. How often must I carry out an inspection? Inspections must be carried out every 30 days, or in consultation with your employer. You and your employer should agree on the number and type of inspection to be...
Frequently asked questions
All elected safety and health representatives should attend an accredited introductory training course within 12 months of being elected. This training will help a safety and health representative to understand and exercise their powers effectively. Training equips representatives with the...
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This checklist applies where any inspection, cleaning, repair, maintenance or alteration of plant is carried out or where the function or condition of plant is impaired to the extent that it presents...
WorkSafe
Checklist
25 Jan 2017
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
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
Cleaning tasks are common to most workplaces, however tasks such as mopping and vacuuming can increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains and strains due to awkward postures,...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
20 Oct 2016

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