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Notifications for introducing or making substantial change to externally-controlled plant at the mine that is - (a) mobile plant; or (b) production drilling plant Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Introducing or making substantial change to externally-controlled plant at a...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
Mining operations are required to submit this form prior to installing high voltage equipment. Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Installing high voltage equipment at a mine Who is responsible for the notification? The mine operator of any mine is required to provide...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
Notifications for the construction of, or making substantial change to, a tailing storage facility Link to document Construction of, or making substantial change to, a tailing storage facility Who is responsible for the notification? The mine operator of a surface mine is required to provide...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
Notifications for the construction of an underground explosive magazine Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Construction of an underground explosive magazine Who is responsible for the notification? The mine operator of an underground mine is required to provide written...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
Notifications for the construction of a fuel storage or refuelling facility Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Construction of a fuel storage or refuelling facility at an underground mine Who is responsible for the notification? The mine operator of an underground mine is...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
Notifications for the construction of a dam or plug to store water or slurry Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Construction of a dam or plug Who is responsible for the notification? The mine operator of an underground mine is required to provide written notification to the...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
Notifications for the commissioning of a winding system Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Commissioning a winding system Who is responsible for the notification? The mine operator of an underground mine is required to provide written notification to the regulator 15 days...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
The mine operator of an underground mine is required to submit a commencing sinking, widening or deepening of a mine shaft using entry methods form. Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Commencing sinking, widening or deepening of a mine shaft using entry methods – Who is...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
Notifications for approaching known or suspected water bodies or water-logged workings including probe drilling — within 50 m Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Approaching known or suspected water bodies or water-logged workings at an underground mine including probe...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
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The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 was passed as the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. The WHS Act will not commence until proclamation...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Nov 2021
The three-month public consultation period for developing recommendations for the adoption of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations in Western Australia ended on 26 November 2019. A...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Nov 2021
The two-month public consultation period for the modernisation of Western Australia’s Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws ended on 31 August 2018. A total of 66 submissions provided a range of views on...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Nov 2021
The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the Act) commenced operation on 1 January 2005. The Act provides a means for the rapid adjudication of payment disputes for parties to a contract for the carrying...
Building and Energy
Reports
28 Oct 2021
The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards were held at Optus Stadium on 22 October 2021. Find out about the finalist in this prestigious event in the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2021...
WorkSafe
Brochure
22 Oct 2021
October is Safe Work Month, it is easy to join us in promoting safety in your workplace. Be a safety champion throughout October by: Using our campaign kit to promote safety in your workplace;...
WorkSafe
Information
06 Oct 2021
This publication provides information on which dates are observed as the public holidays for employers and employees covered by key WA awards. For other WA awards, view the award on the WA Industrial...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
01 Oct 2021
Action Plan for Reform An Action Plan for reform to introduce better payment protections for all participants in the Western Australian building and construction industry was released by the Minister...
Building and Energy
Plans
21 Sep 2021
This briefing is for 2021 participants in the Universities UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge. This document explains the two systems of industrial relations in Western Australia, provides...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
21 Sep 2021
WorkSafe has recently had a number of reported incidents involving the unplanned and uncontrolled movement of plant or vehicles, which have resulted in the death or serious injury of workers. A...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
30 Aug 2021

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Changes to state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (IRLA Act) will commence in early 2022. Employers and employees covered by state employment laws will have a range of new obligations and entitlements. The IRLA Act amends the Industrial Relations Act 1979 , the Long Service Leave Act 1958 , the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 and the...
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Jan 2022
The January edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Jan 2022
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a shearer at Katrine, between Northam and Toodyay. The man was reported to have been placing wool into a wool press yesterday when he was caught in the machinery. WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents in workplaces with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Jan 2022
If you are planning ahead for 2022 and 2023, you can find the public holiday dates for this year and next year on the Public holidays page. This year, Easter Sunday, 17 April 2022 will be a public holiday. State employment laws will be changing in early 2022, and the changes include making Easter Sunday a permanent public holiday in WA.
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Jan 2022
Easter Sunday will be established as a public holiday in Western Australia, and new provisions are being implemented in the state industrial relations system for the Easter Sunday public holiday entitlements. These changes have been introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 and will commence early in 2022. In 2022, Easter Sunday falls on 17 April. The Public and Bank...
Labour Relations
Department News
10 Jan 2022
Changes to state employment laws are coming, and when these changes commence in early 2022, household employers will have a range of new employment obligations. ‘Household employers’ are people who directly employ someone to provide domestic services in a private home. Domestic services include caring for a child, a person with a disability or an elderly person, and help with other personal tasks...
Labour Relations
Department News
07 Jan 2022
The public holiday for Australia Day in 2022 is Wednesday 26 January. Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements. Visit the Australia Day public holiday entitlements 2022 page for details on the public holiday entitlements for Australia Day for state system employers and employees, including specific information for:...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Jan 2022
Wageline will be closed from 4.30pm Friday, 24 December 2021 to Monday, 3 January 2022, and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, 4 January 2022. Information on employment obligations and entitlements will continue to be available during that period on the Wageline website www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/wageline . The Christmas New Year 2021–22 public holiday information page provides state system employers and...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Dec 2021
Martin Long – owner of Broome restaurant Ginreab Thai - has been penalised almost $3,000 for wilfully misleading an industrial inspector. During 2021, industrial inspectors from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety inspected regional restaurants and cafes to ensure compliance with state employment laws. Inspectors identified that Mr Long was not compliant with his WA award...
Labour Relations
Media release
22 Dec 2021
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death yesterday of a 72-year-old farmer at Maya in WA’s Mid-West, around 240km NNE of Perth. The man was reported to have been jump-starting an old tractor in order to use it to release a bogged truck when the tractor struck him. It then continued travelling into a paddock where it hit trees and started a fire. WorkSafe investigators examine the...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Dec 2021

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