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The regulator can grant a group of people an exemption from complying with a regulation of the Work Health and Safety Regulations. These are referred to as a class exemptions. It is important to read class exemptions closely to see if they apply to you, and if you cannot meet all of the conditions...
Class exemptions
Procedures are agreed safe ways of completing tasks and are an essential part of any safety management system. Usable procedures increase human reliability by providing a consistent and safe means of performing a task. They can also be job aids to assist with reducing skill- based error from slips...
Human factors
While PCBUs are responsible for making decisions regarding health and safety, they don’t always have a full understanding of the finer detail or subtleties of the work or working conditions. To help improve this understanding, it is important that PCBUs engage in consultation with their workers...
How do I get started
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) prohibits discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct about WHS. This means that people can raise health and safety issues and concerns at their workplace without fear of discrimination or coercion. What is discrimination? Discrimination is the...
How do I get started
PCBUs have a duty under the Work Health and Safety Act. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of a PCBU. What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
Your rights and responsibilities
Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
Your rights and responsibilities
Notifiable incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . A 'notifiable incident' means: the death of a person; or a serious injury or illness of a person; or a dangerous incident . Need to report a notifiable incident? Preserve the site...
Report an incident
Dangerous incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . The regulator must be notified of any incident in relation to a workplace that exposes any person to a serious risk resulting from an immediate or imminent exposure to: an...
Report an incident
How can I comply with the new work health and safety laws? Under the Work Health and Safety and Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), duty holders will be required to manage the risk of falls at workplaces, as prescribed by the following regulations: Regulation 78 – Management of risk of fall...
Slips and trips and falls
WorkSafe Licensing Services is currently experiencing an unprecedented volume of high risk work licence applications. If you have not been contacted within 42 days of lodging your application, please have the details of the credit card used for payment handy prior to contacting us, so that we can...
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WorkSafe Mines Safety has received a number of notifications reporting potentially serious incidents involving breakthroughs into areas or headings that have not been barricaded. Recent incidents...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
From 2018 to 2021, six serious incidents relating to air conditioning flushing canisters have been reported on mine sites in Western Australia. In five of these incidents, the flushing canister had...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
A number of incidents have recently occurred when plant has been used to lift, lower or suspend loads near workers. Incidents have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities. Contributory factors...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
Alloy lifting chains and associated components (such as hooks, shackles and links) are used widely across a variety of industries and environments to lift and move loads. There are a number of forms...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must do what is ‘reasonably practicable’ to keep workers and other people at the workplace healthy and safe. PCBUs must eliminate risks to health...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Aug 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where construction work is carried out and where construction work products and equipment are used and stored.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
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Empowering Consumers with Disability Forum Tuesday 30 August 2022 9.30am - 3pm RAC Arena, 700 Wellington Street, Perth This is an in-person and invitation only...
Consumer Protection
Information
25 Aug 2022
Report an incident to WorkSafe poster is a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Jul 2022
This information sheet provides general guidance for workers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on how to manage the risk of falls at work under the new work health and safety...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Jul 2022
Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 (WA) Statutory Review 2022 is currently underway. More information is available on Commercial Tenancy law review . The CT Act regulates leasing...
Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
06 Sep 2022

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Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 7 September 2022), Perth’s average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 23 cents per litre (cpl) to 177.4 cpl. 7-Eleven, Ampol, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking between 33-41 cpl up to 189.9 cpl;...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Sep 2022
Residual current devices (RCDs) should be tested at the start of each season Life-saving switches protect against electrocution, serious injury and fire Simple test only takes a few minutes and could save a life With a new season underway, the State’s energy safety regulator is urging home owners to do a simple check of their residual current devices (RCDs) – the life-saving switches that protect...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Sep 2022
Domain name versions without .com, .net, .org etc. will soon be publicly available Businesses and organisations urged to register the .au only version of their name Failing to register .au versions could result in identity theft and financial loss Businesses and organisations are urged to take urgent action on planned domain name changes to prevent the possibility of their corporate identity...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Aug 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 24 August 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 21 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Aug 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 10 August 2022), Perth’s average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 24 cents per litre (cpl) to 181.3 cpl. Coles Express and Ampol hiking between 37-42 cpl up to 195.9 cpl; Puma up to 195.7 cpl; BP up to 191...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Aug 2022
Media statement from Commerce Minister – Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 commences today First of a three-stage reform package to improve protections for subcontractors Industry education and resources to help with transition to new contract laws The McGowan Government is delivering on its election commitment to strengthen...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Aug 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 27 July 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 23 cents per litre (cpl) to 186.5 cpl. Ampol, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking by up to 44 cpl up to 199.9 cpl; 7-Eleven up to 195...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Jul 2022
Investment, particularly cryptocurrency, scams make up almost half of losses in 2022 $4.1 million dollars were conned out of 71 WA investors so far this year Potential investors urged to first seek professional advice from a licensed advisor Investment scams mostly involving cryptocurrencies are driving a surge in losses reported by WA victims to record levels in 2022. These scams now represent...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Jul 2022
The Minister for Industrial Relations has approved a series of Work Health and Safety codes of practice which came into effect today. These codes have been adapted for Western Australian work health and safety environments from the Model codes of practice published by Safe Work Australia, developed through consultation with unions and employer organisations. Dr Patricia Todd, Chair of the Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
15 Jul 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 13 July 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 209.7 cpl. 7-Eleven hiking by up to 38 cpl up to 225.9 cpl; Coles Express and Ampol up to 219.9 cpl; BP up to 217...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Jul 2022

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