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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
Due to the risk to public health posed by COVID-19 coronavirus and the resulting restrictions put in place on public gatherings to help prevent its spread, some co-operatives may find it difficult to comply with some of the Co-operatives Act 2009 (the Act) provisions. The Registrar of Co-operatives...
Registering a co-operative
The following information has been developed to assist employers and employees meet their safety and health obligations. Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety Public transport including taxis and rideshare services - Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 Working from home Safe...
COVID 19 - Coronavirus
The following information has been developed for employers and employees looks at ways to look after your mental health during this challenging time. COVID-19 coronavirus guide for employers: Looking after your mental health COVID-19 coronavirus guide for employees: Looking after your mental health...
COVID 19 - Coronavirus

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Safe Work Australia has created an easy to follow infographic to advise workplaces on the steps they should take if a worker comes down with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
WorkSafe
Information
23 Sep 2021
THIS DOCUMENT IS NO LONGER CURRENT AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. The public comment period on the Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia closed on 26...
WorkSafe
Information
12 Nov 2021
Obtaining copies of documents Contact the Co-operatives Unit by calling 1300 304 074 for a quotation before submitting this form to request copies of documents. Lodging your request The document fee/...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . This application should only be lodged in...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
13 Apr 2021
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact Charities branch by telephone on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
13 Apr 2021
Co-operatives Annual reports templates - directors and auditors
Consumer Protection
Template
26 Apr 2018
Co-operatives schedule 1 - matters for which rules must make provision
Consumer Protection
Schedule
26 Apr 2018
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact the Association and Charities Branch on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
23 Jun 2020
Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact the Association and Charities Branch on 1300 304 074 (within Australia) or email . What do I need to complete an application To...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
04 Nov 2022

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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
Western Australian co-operatives have now been included under national regulations, completing a reform process that enables them to compete equally with other enterprises. The final step in the reform process came with the recent approval of amendments to the national regulations, which recognise new WA laws that came into effect on January 1, 2017. The new laws offer several advantages to co-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Nov 2017
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Are you a member of a club or group? If it is a registered Association, do you know if it has lodged its annual information statement? We are compiling a list of associations that may be defunct as they have not been submitting an annual information statement and appear to have been dormant for 12 months or more. The reason...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2017

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