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WorkSafe has begun a proactive inspection program looking at safety in businesses conducting powder coating activities. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today a previous inspection program on powder coating had resulted in some concerns about the hazards in the industry. “An inspection program on powder coating conducted by WorkSafe six years ago highlighted that many businesses were carrying...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has begun a proactive inspection program looking at manual task incidents in hospitals and residential care services. The program will focus on reducing musculoskeletal injuries due to manual tasks and slips, trips and falls, and will continue over the next eight months in metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director John Innes said today that inspectors would...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Sep 2015
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe Puppy scammers are getting their claws into the money of pet-buyers in Western Australia. WA ScamNet – the area of Consumer Protection that deals with consumer fraud – received four reports of monetary loss to puppy sale scams recently. All of the victims had been buying online but there were slight differences in their stories: One...
Consumer Protection
Department News
04 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to ensure safe systems of work are in place in workplaces where vehicles and pedestrians are present. The reminder has been prompted by a number of recent incidents involving people being injured or killed by vehicles or parts of vehicles such as ramps. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today it was evident by the number of recent injuries and deaths that...
WorkSafe
Media release
03 Sep 2015
Page last updated 5 October 2015 What models are affected? They are all top loaders and the numbers are: SW75V9WIP/XSA; SW65V9WIP/XSA; SW70SPWIP/XSA; SW80SPWIP/XSA; WA85GWGIP/XSA and WA85GWWIP/XSA. I had my machine repaired as part of the recall – do I need to do anything? We understand there has been at least one fire in WA involving a ‘reworked’ machine and there have been at least 17 fire...
Consumer Protection
Alert
02 Sep 2015
WA owners of recalled models of Samsung top loader washing machines are being advised by Consumer Protection to urgently seek a refund from their retailer or supplier. Consumers are no longer advised to seek a repair from Samsung and should instead organise to obtain a refund and the removal of the affected washing machine from their home as soon as possible. The models subjected to the recall...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 134.5 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 1 September 2015, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl, an increase of 11 to 32 cpl by Caltex and 17 cpl by Coles Express. Most BP sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Aug 2015
Consumer Protection is warning home owners not to deal with two travelling conmen operating under various company names, after they ignored door to door trading laws while offering driveway and roof repairs to consumers. The warning follows complaints received from WA householders and relates to Felix Moorehouse and John Pio Murphy who are believed to be involved in the following businesses: Top...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Aug 2015
WorkSafe and Consumer Protection have issued a joint warning about a conman who is masquerading as a licensed asbestos removal expert, leaving consumers dangerously exposed to asbestos as well as out of pocket. David Leslie Patrick Back , also known as Davic and trading as Southside Asbestos Removals or Southside Asbestos and Demolition (both unregistered) , has accepted payment for work either...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Aug 2015
The Building Commissioner is warning the public to exercise caution in any dealings with Frayson Pty Ltd (Frayson) or its sole director Dianella man Armand Noor , after receiving information the company may be continuing to operate after its registration was suspended earlier this year.
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Aug 2015
UPDATE: New advice to seek a refund or replacement has been issued since this blog was published. Please read the latest media statement: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/urgent-advice-owners-recalled-samsu... With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe It has been more than two years since Samsung Australia recalled six models of top loading washing machines because they pose...
Consumer Protection
Department News
25 Aug 2015
WorkSafe will soon begin an inspection program looking at noise levels in manufacturing workplaces. The program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year in workplaces carrying out manufacturing activities in metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the main objective of the program was to raise awareness of how noise hazards should be...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 137.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 25 August 2015, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 143.9 cpl, an increase of 16 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 142.9 cpl; and the majority...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Aug 2015
A flooring installer has been fined $5000 after a labour hire apprentice suffered serious cuts to his hand while using an unguarded saw. James Dodds – trading as Jaws Flooring – pleaded to guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment for a labour hire worker and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In August 2012, Jaws Flooring was constructing a floating timber floor at a...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Aug 2015
Western Australian tenants will benefit from a new secure electronic transaction system for lodging bonds, which will make it quicker and easier for them to receive their security bonds back. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the 'BondsOnline' system would eliminate the need for paperwork, therefore reducing administration, data entry and printing costs to real estate agents and the State...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Aug 2015
Scammers are pretending to be deaf or disabled to rip off Western Australian health service providers, following similar frauds against accommodation and motor vehicle businesses. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said scammers claimed to be unable to communicate on the phone and made contact by email, or used the National Relay Service to send the message for them to make it look authentic. Mr...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Aug 2015
The AS/NZS 5601 drafts for comment have been released. The following draft amendments are available to download from the Standards Australia website : DR AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Amd 2:2015 Gas Installations - General installations; and DR AS/NZS 5601.2:2013 Amd 1:2015 Gas Installations - LP Gas installations in caravans. The public comment period closes on 19 October 2015. Comments can be submitted...
Building and Energy
Department News
18 Aug 2015
The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has told a recent Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products that a wide range of imported goods and materials used in the building industry has been found to contain asbestos. Last year, cement compound board imported into the Australian Capital Territory from China was found to contain chrysotile asbestos and in New South Wales an...
Building and Energy
Department News
18 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 140.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 18 August 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 146.9 cpl, an increase of between 14 and 33 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cpl;...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2015
UPDATE: New advice to seek a refund or replacement has been issued since this media statement was published. Latest at: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/urgent-advice-owners-recalled-samsu... A house fire in Parmelia has prompted a joint warning from fire and product safety authorities in WA following the recall of certain models of Samsung top loader washing machines which could pose a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2015
The Building Commission, Energy Safety and Consumer Protection are warning the public to be cautious of dealing with Kinross man Hajir Mobin , trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services , who may be continuing to carry out illegal plumbing and gasfitting work despite being successfully prosecuted three times.
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Aug 2015
Oakford licensed plumbing tradesperson Bradley Kenneth Mack (TL5569), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $1,500 and costs of $975 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Aug 2015
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission are urging Western Australian consumers who are engaging the services of a builder to check the veracity of their home indemnity insurance certificate. The warning follows two recent cases where fake or forged insurance certificates have been, or may have been, used by builders. In April, Fremantle builder Adrian Burt , as a result of disciplinary...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Aug 2015
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll In July 2014 Consumer Protection saw a growth in mould issues, raised mostly by tenants but also by landlords and property managers in WA. The seasonal spike, also seen in 2013, can be attributed to cooler, wetter weather and means we’re expecting similar figures around now and in the months up to October. Mould is a fungus that thrives on...
Consumer Protection
Department News
11 Aug 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.7 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 11 August 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price to 147.9 cpl, an increase of between 15 and 31 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 146.9 cpl;...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Aug 2015

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