In November 2020, two workers were in the process of tree lopping in a truck-mounted elevating work platform (EWP) when the boom-type EWP suffered a major structural failure, with the metal support...
03 Mar 2021
On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
23 Feb 2021
Employers are required to ensure that where fitted respirators are required to protect health, these are correctly fitted. Examples of fitted respirators (also called respiratory protective equipment...
15 Jan 2021
Effective 31 October 2020, new qualification requirements apply for anyone seeking sales representative registration or a real estate and business agent licence . The requirements are taken from a...
05 Nov 2020
Over one third of Western Australian households already have solar PV systems, with numbers growing rapidly. These systems comprise grid-connected, stand-alone and hybrid, incorporating grid and battery back-up. Grid connect systems enable surplus power not used by the household to be fed back into...
22 Oct 2020
Extension of the COVID-19 rent laws emergency period It’s important for WA park operators to know that the State Government has extended the emergency period under the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19...
02 Oct 2020
Extension of the COVID-19 rent laws emergency period It’s important for WA landlords to know that the State Government has extended the emergency period under the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19...
02 Oct 2020
Have you checked if the products you are buying or installing are certified for use in Australia? In Australia most plumbing and drainage products must be WaterMark certified. The WaterMark Certification Scheme is a mandatory national scheme for plumbing and drainage products to ensure they are fit...
18 Aug 2020
In early March 2020, a demolition team was taking down a large industrial unit. The team had removed fire suppression pipework from the roof and collected portable fire extinguishers from around the...
06 Aug 2020
Consultation status: CLOSED Submissions closed at 5pm on 22 September 2020 . We encourage consumers, people involved WA’s accident towing industry and motor vehicle insurers to let us know their views about options for reforming the accident towing industry. Your feedback in response to this...
03 Aug 2020