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The Area and Scope clauses of three key state clerical awards have been updated to expand the coverage of these WA awards to a broader range of clerical employees and their employers. The three awards are: Clerks (Commercial, Social and Professional Services) Award Clerks (Wholesale and Retail...
WA award pay rates and award summaries
Managing your high risk work assessor accreditation can include adding a class, renewing, changing your contact details or replacing a lost or stolen licence or accreditation documentation. Add a class Adding a class of high risk work to your assessor accreditation is a similar process to applying...
High risk work licence assessor accreditation
To be granted a WA accreditation based on your interstate accreditation you must submit an application. How to submit your application complete Application for recognition of an interstate assessor accreditation collect all of your supporting documents lodge and pay for your application in one of...
High risk work licence assessor accreditation
Work-related violence and aggression is any incident where a person is threatened, attacked or physically assaulted in circumstances relating to their work. Work-related violence and aggression covers a broad range of actions and behaviours that create a risk to health and safety of workers. These...
Violence and aggression
Harassment is inappropriate and unreasonable behaviour which can involve physical, verbal and visual conduct including: material that is displayed in the workplace, for example, on a noticeboard material put on a computer, sent by email, SMS or put on a website, blog or on social networking verbal...
Violence and aggression
Workplace bullying is repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety. Repeated behaviour refers to the persistent nature of the behaviour and can involve a range of behaviours over time. Unreasonable behaviour means...
Bullying
Computer use is considered a manual task. Computer work can expose workers to prolonged awkward postures, sustained postures and repetitive movement. To minimise these risks, adequate breaks must be taken, tasks must be rotated, and good workstation design, layout, and adjustable equipment must be...
Manual tasks
Injuries from performing manual tasks at work are a significant burden for the Western Australian Mining Industry. Reducing the extent and severity of such injuries is beneficial to all industry stakeholders. It is imperative that the risk management process be effectively implemented at the...
Manual tasks
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system . In Western Australia, the public holiday for Australia Day in 2024 is Friday 26 January. This page provides information on public holiday entitlements for Australia Day 2024 for: state system...
Public holiday pay
This section contacts safety performance snapshots for general industries. Health and safety snapshots Asbestos 2022-23
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WorkSafe is aware of several recent incidents that resulted in people being exposed to asbestos where workers have conducted repairs on fire doors containing friable asbestos. Historically, fire...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Dec 2023
During Safe Work Month 2023, WorkSafe held three forums which brought together experts on occupational health and hygiene, psychosocial hazards and agriculture. Below are the PowerPoint presentations...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Nov 2023
Under the work health and safety (WHS) legislation, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) and the person with management or control of plant at a workplace must ensure that the risk in...
WorkSafe
Information
10 Nov 2023
Breathe easy: Occupational health and hygiene forum was held during Safe Work Month 2023. This forum brought together a range of industry experts to discuss topics around air quality, silica,...
WorkSafe
Information
10 Nov 2023
Under the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations), a design verifier is a person who confirms that the design of an item of plant was produced in accordance with...
WorkSafe
Information
09 Nov 2023
WorkSafe is aware of at least eight known asbestos exposure incidents, which occurred between June 2020 and April 2023. These directly related to asbestos containing flooring materials. These...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Dec 2023
Pursuant to regulation 684 of the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), I have determined on my own initiative to grant an exemption from the requirement that an item...
WorkSafe
Information
23 Oct 2023
The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards will be held at Optus Stadium on 27 October 2023 . Find out about the finalists in this prestigious event in the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards...
WorkSafe
Brochure
23 Oct 2023
Since the introduction of the work health and safety legislation in 2022-23 there has been number of changes to legislation covering the asbestos removal. This Health and safety snapshot : Asbestos...
WorkSafe
Information
17 Nov 2023
Regulation 675UK of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines Regulations) requires information about high risk mining activities at a mine to be notified to the regulator...
WorkSafe
Information
09 Jan 2024

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WorkSafe’s prosecution of Fortescue over failing to supply documents and answer questions is to be discontinued, with an Enforceable Undertaking agreed to by both parties. Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally North has accepted an undertaking by Fortescue to deliver wide-ranging strategies to address inappropriate workplace behaviours in the mining industry. An Enforceable Undertaking is an...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Dec 2023
A crane hire company has been fined $12,000 at a retrial for failing to ensure the required number of people were involved in the use of their crane at a construction site. Halifax Crane Hire Pty Ltd was found guilty of breaching the now-repealed Occupational Safety and Health Regulation dealing with the number of people required to be involved in the use of cranes, and was fined in the Bunbury...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Dec 2023
Wageline will be closed from 4.30pm Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024, and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Information on employment obligations and entitlements will continue to be available during that period on our website. The Christmas – New Year 2023–2024 public holiday information provides state system employers and employees with: information on which dates...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Dec 2023
The public holiday dates for 2024 are available on the Public Holidays in Western Australia page. Western Australia has 11 public holidays throughout the year, and prior to each public holiday, Wageline will publish information on public holiday entitlements for state system employees on the Public holiday pay and entitlements page. The next public holiday is Australia Day on Friday 26 January,...
Labour Relations
Department News
08 Jan 2024
The festive season is fast approaching and employers can get prepared by checking the pay rates employees must be paid on public holidays and other public holiday employment obligations. This season's public holidays are: Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2023 Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2023 New Year’s Day, Monday 1 January 2024. Employers and employees in the state industrial relations...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Dec 2023
The Area and Scope and Definitions clauses of the state Metal Trades (General) Award have been updated to expand the coverage of this WA award to a broader range of employees and their employers. This change, which is effective from 21 November 2023, 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...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Nov 2023
The Area and Scope and Definitions clauses of the state Farm Employees Award have been updated to expand the coverage of this WA award to a broader range of farm employees and their employers. This change, which is effective from 21 November2023, 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...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Nov 2023
During November, Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors are conducting a proactive compliance campaign in the Mandurah/Rockingham area of WA. The campaign focusses on inspecting businesses in industries with known high levels of non-compliance such as cafes and restaurants, hairdressers, beauty salons and retailers. Private Sector Labour Relations is responsible for ensuring...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Nov 2023
A cardboard box company in O’Connor has been fined $275,000 (and ordered to pay $8500 in costs) over an incident in which a worker had parts of two fingers severed. Visy Board Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court yesterday. Visy Board operates a cardboard box factory in O’Connor that produces cardboard...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Nov 2023
A company that owns a vegetable farm and packing facility in Mandogalup has been fined $15,000 over an incident in which a worker’s arm was injured when it was trapped in a conveyor belt. Ellement Bros Pty Ltd (trading as Ellement Produce) pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that dangerous parts of a machine were securely guarded and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday. In May 2019...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Nov 2023

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