The five winners of the prestigious 2017 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this at the Work Safety Awards Breakfast held on 6 October 2017. The awards recognise outstanding OSH management, solutions and innovation in Western Australian workplaces. There are six categories for the...
Work Safety Awards
06 Oct 2017
Eastern states criminals target Perth landlords South-East Asian crime gangs, based in the eastern states, are renting Perth homes and turning them into indoor cannabis farms – dozens of homes have...
06 Sep 2017
WorkSafe is seeing ongoing non-compliance with wall chasing work, such as: Use of petrol powered saws without local exhaust ventilation (LEV) on-tool, exposing workers to toxic carbon monoxide;...
12 Dec 2019
Recently WorkSafe became aware that a number of empty sea containers had come into Fremantle port contaminated with raw chrysotile (white asbestos). The friable asbestos was present within the sea...
30 May 2017
25 May 2017 A Perth real estate agency’s computer system has been accessed by scammers, resulting in bogus advertisements being posted on numerous rental accommodation websites. Actions are being...
13 Sep 2017
Recently WorkSafe has seen scaffolding where damaged components and unsafe practices were used in the erection of the scaffold. These included broken connection lugs and components secured with wire...
07 Apr 2017
6 April 2017 South-East Asian crime gangs based in the eastern states are renting homes from Perth landlords and turning them into indoor cannabis farms, causing extensive damage. Consumer Protection...
07 Apr 2017
The growth of online trading sites has made ticket on-selling easier for unauthorised resellers. Ticket on-selling has become a popular way for people to buy tickets when they miss out on purchasing from an official outlet. Be warned, buying a ticket through an unauthorised reseller carries a...
Your consumer rights
30 Mar 2017
Lanie Chopping is the current Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia and Acting Executive Director, Consumer Protection (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety). Prior to being appointed to act in this role from January 2020, Lanie was the head of the Priorities...
29 Mar 2017
Inflatable air lounges are a drowning risk if used on water. While some retailers selling this product may suggest they can be used on water, there may be a risk of unexpected deflation and we strongly recommend they are only used on dry land. These lounges should not be used on any water body (...
Product safety for consumers
16 Feb 2017