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This page contains frequently asked questions on the registration of plant design and item of plant. The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (the WHS Act) provides a framework to protect the health, safety and welfare or workers in WA workplaces, and of other people who might be affected by the work...
Plant design and item of plant registration
Guides providing information for operators on the development and submission of safety cases under WHS (Petroleum and Geothermal Operations) Regulations 2022 are currently being drafted and will be available shortly.
Petroleum notifications, submissions and guidance
Under the WHS PAGEO regulations no work is permitted on a facility or operation unless the nomination of an operator has been accepted by the regulator and the nominated operator has been added to the register being maintained by the regulator. (r.20) It should be noted that this requirement over-...
Petroleum notifications, submissions and guidance
Submitting a diving start-up notice Following acceptance of a diving safety management system, any diving works planned to be conducted must be submitted in writing to the regulator. Petroleum and geothermal energy operations - Diving start up notice When is a diving start-up notice required? Under...
Petroleum notifications, submissions and guidance
Call 1800 678 198 to report a workplace related death, serious injury or illness, or immediately life-threatening dangerous incident. These must be reported to WorkSafe immediately after becoming aware of the incident. Urgent medical assistance where required should be sought prior to contacting...
Notify us of a serious injury/illness or dangerous incident
Notifying WorkSafe of unsafe work, a serious injury, a dangerous incident, completion of an improvement notice, or removal of asbestos can be done online. Report unsafe work Injury or disease Dangerous incident Compliance with an improvement notice Removal of asbestos Mines Online reporting of...
High risk work notifications
Notices for suspending mining operations and lifting the suspension of mining operations. This notice does not apply if only exploration activities will be carried out at the mine. Please refer to Exploration operations commencement notice - r.675UJ (2). Use this link Notice of suspension of mining...
Mining operational notices (MON)
Notices for becoming a mine operator at a mine, changing the mine operator at a mine or updating details of a mine operator. This applies at mine where mining is conducted and also where only exploration operations are conducted. Link to document Notice of information about mine operator Who is...
Mining operational notices (MON)
Notices for closing a mine. This notice does not apply if only exploration activities will be carried out at the mine please refer to Exploration operations commencement notice - r.675UJ (2). Use this link Notice of mine closure Who is responsible for the notification? The relevant person in...
Mining operational notices (MON)
Notices for putting a mine or part thereof, or plant at a mine or part thereof on care and maintenance. This notice does not apply if only exploration activities will be carried at the mine out please refer to Exploration operations commencement notice - r.675UJ (2). Use this link Care and...
Mining operational notices (MON)

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In February 2020, a haul truck arrived at a workshop for maintenance with no tyres fitted in position 4 or 5. The position 6 tyre casing blew out 15 days later. Four workers were working on the haul...
WorkSafe
Alert
30 Aug 2021
This checklist has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working in the motorcycle retailing...
WorkSafe
Checklist
30 Aug 2021
This publication is a summary of the Municipal Employees Award. On 24 June 2021 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2021 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
28 Mar 2022
The new Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 25 June 2021, and will improve security of payment for all participants in the building...
Building and Energy
Policies
17 Aug 2021
Quad bikes in workplaces guide outlines the legal requirements for those operating or in charge of workplaces where quad bikes are used and will assist riders, as well as managers, to ensure they are...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
12 Nov 2021
This information sheet is a brief guide for employers on what to do when you suspect someone in the workplace may be using Methamphetamine (meth).
WorkSafe
Information
30 Jul 2021
This guide which can be viewed or printed is for Western Australian workers and tells you about: key minimum entitlements for pay rates and leave; and where to find more information on pay rates and...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
26 Jul 2021
Two diferent industrial relations systems operate in WA, the state system and the national fair work system. The two systems have different employment rights and obligations. Which of these two...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
26 Jul 2021
This guide which can be printed is for Western Australian workers and tells you about: how to work out the minimum pay rate you should be paid for the work that you are doing; and how to seek help if...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
26 Jul 2021
This checklist has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working on farms. This checklist will...
WorkSafe
Checklist
19 Jul 2021

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An exploration drilling company has been fined $256,000 (and ordered to pay $2363.50 in costs) over an incident in which a contractor died after being struck by a large “stillson” wrench. The stillson – otherwise known as a pipe wrench – had been attached to a drill rig that was being operated under hydraulic power. Orbit Drilling Pty Ltd pleaded guilty as a principal that engaged a contractor to...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Dec 2021
A South Bayswater engineering company has been fined $200,000 (and ordered to pay $3320.50 in costs) over an incident in which a worker’s arm was amputated below the elbow. B&Y Precision Engineering Pty Ltd (trading as De Cassan Industries) pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Armadale Magistrates Court last week. In October 2018, an...
WorkSafe
Media release
20 Dec 2021
The McGowan Government has released exposure drafts of regulations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 ahead of the commencement of major work health and safety (WHS) reforms in March 2022. Releasing the exposure drafts of the supporting regulations provides all participants in Western Australian workplaces the opportunity to prepare themselves to meet the requirements of the new Act and to...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Dec 2021
On 16 December 2021, the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was passed by State Parliament. The new state employment laws introduced by the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (IRLA Act) will commence in early 2022. The commencement date for the new laws has not yet been set. The IRLA Act amends the Industrial Relations Act 1979, the Long Service Leave Act 1958...
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Dec 2021
On 15 December 2021, Minister Stephen Dawson MLC made a Brief Ministerial Statement in Parliament advising that the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws will come into effect in March 2022. Originally scheduled for January 2022, the new laws will bring together work health and safety for general industry, mines and petroleum and geothermal operations under a single WHS Act. Draft WHS regulations...
WorkSafe
Department News
16 Dec 2021
Employees who have been underpaid wages or leave entitlements under state employment laws can now access Wageline’s streamlined online underpayments complaint system. Wageline’s new system simplifies the process for WA employees to lodge an underpayment complaint to Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors. Employees can provide information on alleged underpayments and supporting...
Labour Relations
Department News
08 Dec 2021
Wageline has published a new WA award summary for the Printing Award . The Printing Award covers employees working in the printing industry, including artists, designers, proof readers, screen printers, printing machinists, storepersons, and keyboard operators in the state industrial relations system. The new WA award summary is available on the WA award summaries page.
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Dec 2021
A construction company has been fined $320,000 (and ordered to pay $22,212.45 in costs) over an incident in 2017 in which a young worker fell to his death. 17-year-old Wesley Ballantine died after he fell through a void in the roof of an internal atrium at the old GPO building during the construction of the H&M store in Forrest Place, Perth. Industrial Construction Services Pty Ltd (ICS) was...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Nov 2021
A subcontractor on the Forrestfield Airport Link Project has been fined $200,000 (and ordered to pay $2847.50 in costs) over serious injuries suffered by a worker in July 2018. Salini Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty in October to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee (maximum fine $400,000), and was fined in the Perth...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Nov 2021
A site supervisor at a land development company has been fined $10,000 (and ordered to pay $1172.50 in costs) over an incident in 2018 in which a worker was seriously injured when limestone blocks from an adjacent retaining wall and a steel plate fell on him. Glenn Edwin Rush pleaded guilty to failing as an employee to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the health of another person...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Nov 2021

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