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Elevating work platforms (EWP) are mobile platforms that lift or lower people and equipment from a base support using a: hinged device articulated device combination of hinged and articulated devices. Workers need a high risk work (HRW) licence to operate a boom-type EWP, where the length of the...
Plant and machinery
The information on high risk work (HRW) licensing requirements when carrying out dogging work below was provided by Safe Work Australia. What is dogging work? Dogging work involves exercising judgement (making decisions) when: selecting appropriate slinging methods and lifting gear by: considering...
Information about high risk work licences
Farms are unique workplaces. The combination of hazards and the nature of the work makes agriculture one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work. This guide provides farmers with a foundation for establishing good safety practices on your farm. The checklists in this guide are not extensive...
Farm safety publications and alerts
This page contains frequently asked questions relating to construction induction training. What is construction induction training? The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) set out mandatory requirements for the provision of construction safety induction...
Construction Induction Training
Actions in the priority areas will include the following approaches: Information and awareness Why is this important? It is important to address the perception in some parts of the community that WHS conflicts with business productivity. Many businesses (especially small businesses) want clearer...
How we’ll get there
Priority four sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to consultation and representation. Intent Increase understanding of PCBU duties and the importance of consulting and involving workers in designing and implementing safe systems of work. Outcomes/ objectives ​ PCBUs engage in genuine...
Our key priorities
Priority three sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to respiratory hazards. Intent Drive improvements in the workplace management of hazardous dusts and protect workers from harm. Outcomes/objectives Improves PCBU and worker awareness of the health risks of silica, asbestos and other...
Our key priorities
Priority two sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to Psychosocial hazards. Intent Improve the management of psychosocial hazards in the workplace, and promote positive work practices supporting mental health and wellbeing. Outcomes/objectives Increased capability of PCBUs and workers to...
Our key priorities
Priority one sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to repeat hazard exposure. Intent Increase awareness of workplace hazards that can cause multiple and repeat fatalities and serious injuries, and drive the adoption of appropriate risk management strategies. Outcomes/objectives Duty holders...
Our key priorities
Learn how WorkSafe is planning to achieve the aims and goals of The way forward : Priority four Consultation and representation. Regulatory activities and outputs: Raise awareness and seek compliance Compliance strategy Adopt an outreach approach, with two dedicated support officers within Safety...
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A worker at a farm was fatally injured when he became entangled in the rotating parts of a plastic mulch retriever (PMR) attached to the rear of a tractor. The incident occurred while the operator...
WorkSafe
Alert
26 Mar 2024
WorkSafe has conducted an investigation into an incident where a bus driver was entrapped between the door and frame of the bus, causing fatal injuries. There have been several reported incidents...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Mar 2024
WorkSafe is aware of recent incidents where hydraulic fluid contamination has resulted in the uncontrolled movement of the basket on elevating work platforms (EWPs). This includes the loss of...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
01 Mar 2024
Farms are unique workplaces. The combination of hazards and the nature of the work makes agriculture one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work. This Guide provides farmers with a foundation...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
27 Feb 2024
Consumer Protection's Year in Review 2022-23 outlines the major achievements from the financial year. [scald=11175:image_medium {"link":"https:\/\/ www.commerce.wa.gov.au \/sites\/default\/files\/...
Consumer Protection
Reports
26 Feb 2024
These transitional and saving measures apply from the commencement of the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations). Measures that transition or preserve existing...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Feb 2024
This presentation is based on content presented at the Nano diesel particulate matter forum in July 2019.
WorkSafe
Information
22 Jan 2024
This presentation is based on the content presented at the 2016 Human Factors Forum.
WorkSafe
Information
22 Jan 2024
This guide highlights the importance of integrating human factors (HF) into safety management systems (SMS) to reduce the likelihood and outcome of major incidents. Many operators are already taking...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
19 Jan 2024
This self-assessment tool and the guide to using the tool have been developed to assist petroleum and major hazard facility operators in designing and maintaining safety management systems that...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jan 2024

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WorkSafe has commenced a proactive inspection program to look at site security issues on WA construction sites. The inspection program will look at a number of randomly-selected sites across metropolitan and regional areas of the State throughout the 2024/25 financial year. There have been incidents in which construction sites have been accessed by unauthorised persons, exposing them to serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 2024
Two fatal incidents in WA workplaces this week have prompted a reminder from WorkSafe to review safety procedures associated with mobile plant. WorkSafe is investigating both incidents to identify whether any breaches of work health and safety laws have occurred and to determine the causes of the incidents. Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally North today advised relevant persons in control of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 2024
The owner of Perth carpentry business Integrity Built has been fined $5,000 by the Industrial Magistrates Court for failing to comply with a compliance notice issued by an industrial inspector. Anthony Baker was issued a compliance notice that required him to rectify more than $11,000 in underpayments to his apprentice carpenter. Despite a number of opportunities to resolve the matter, Mr Baker...
Labour Relations
Media release
05 Apr 2024
The state Farm Employees Award has been updated to expand its coverage to the dairy industry. This change, which is effective from 1 July 2024, was made as part of a process being undertaken by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to update the scope of a number of private sector WA awards. The coverage of the Farm Employees Award was previously expanded to a broader range of...
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Apr 2024
Information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Anzac Day public holiday on Thursday, 25 April 2024 has been published. The Anzac Day 2024 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Mar 2024
WorkSafe is extending the transition period to complete the mining statutory position certification from 30 March 2025 to 30 March 2026. Under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations, statutory positions carry out specific functions at mining operations. They are classified into several categories, with different functions and obligations, levels of knowledge, experience, and formal...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Mar 2024
Easter is just around the corner. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2024 Easter period are: Good Friday – Friday 29 March Easter Sunday – Sunday 31 March Easter Monday – Monday 1 April Wageline will be closed across the Easter period and reopen on Tuesday 2 April. Visit the Easter 2024 public holiday entitlements page for details on the public holiday entitlements for Easter public...
Labour Relations
Department News
18 Mar 2024
In 2023, Wageline launched a series of employment explainer videos to help WA employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under state employment laws. Wageline has now expanded this series with the launch of three new videos on key long service leave topics: Taking long service leave Cashing out long service leave Long service leave record keeping obligations These videos are...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Mar 2024
With the entertainment industry alive with activity, the spotlight is on young performers and raising awareness of child employment laws in Western Australia. In WA there are laws which restrict the types of jobs and work children can be employed to do, and the hours they can work. These laws apply to businesses in both the state and national industrial relations systems. Children are considered...
Labour Relations
Department News
05 Mar 2024
Private Sector Labour Relations (PSLR) industrial inspector’s new tools have resulted in four businesses receiving civil infringement notices during 2023. In June 2022, industrial inspectors received enhanced powers and new compliance tools including the introduction of a power to issue civil infringement notices. An industrial inspector may issue a civil infringement notice to a person whom they...
Labour Relations
Department News
26 Feb 2024

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