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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...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
23 Feb 2021
Changes to pre-estimated liquidated damages From 1 January 2022, the maximum amount of pre-estimated liquidated damages that a dealer may charge is five per cent. When you sign a contract to purchase for a car, caravan, camper trailer or campervan , 4WD, motorbike, truck, or a commercial vehicle, a...
Buying a vehicle
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...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Jan 2021
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Roughing it no longer has to be part of camping. Portable fridges, barbecues, cookers, outdoor heaters and other portable gas appliances can make camping holidays much more enjoyable. Beware! Portable gas appliances are great outdoors, but lethal indoors. Never...
Gas appliances
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...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
25 Feb 2022
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...
Electrical installations
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...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
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...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
12 Oct 2021
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...
Responsibilities
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...
WorkSafe
Alert
06 Aug 2020

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