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This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Types of employment arrangements
There are restrictions on the type of job and working hours for children under 15 years of age. These laws apply to all Western Australian businesses and all employers in the state and national industrial relations systems. As long as the work does not prevent school attendance, children of any age...
When children can work
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Dismissal
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Resignation
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Redundancy
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Dismissal
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Employment contracts
Long service leave is a paid leave entitlement for employees who have continuous employment with one and the same employer for a specified period. This page provides information on the provisions of the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (WA). A copy of the Long Service Leave Act is available at www...
Long service leave
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Annual leave
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Employees with disabilities

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The loss of your partner or relative in a work-related accident is likely to be a traumatic and difficult experience. To help you, this publication has information on what different government...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
27 Jun 2018
This guide provides practical guidance for designers, manufacturers, suppliers, couriers and users of surgical instrument set transport cases, and outlines their obligations when transporting and...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
A tool for self employed persons, suppliers, service providers, contractors, and subcontractors in the Australian building and construction industry.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
07 Aug 2014
This guide provides practical guidance for designers, manufacturers, suppliers and users of slashers. OHS legislation requires the control of risk to health and safety, and following this guide is a...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This handbook outlines the legal requirements and provide known industry solutions and strategies to ensure the safe operation of tractors with attached implements on farms.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This bulletin has been produced to raise awareness on occupational safety and health issues relevant to older workers. Employers have a general duty of care to address potential age-related factors...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
You can improve the safety of masonry walls during construction work with good planning and preparation, risk management and (where required) temporary supports.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
23 May 2014
Tips for carers on preventing musculoskeletal injuries from performing manual tasks.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This handbook aims to assist franchisors develop an effective health and safety system and help franchisees understand how to implement this system in their workplace.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This guide assists people importing, supplying, handling and laying tiles and decorative stacked stone, loose natural stone or pebbles.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014

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Announcements

WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in takeaway food outlets. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting fast food outlets in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspection program had been prompted by a significant number of lost-time injuries in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Jul 2016
WorkSafe has issued a further warning to carefully check High Risk Work Licences after discovering another falsified licence. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted to a licence that had been altered to include a class of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “In this latest instance, a licence was presented to an engineering...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Jul 2016
Employment scams are on the rise in response to the economic downturn, according to Consumer Protection. In the 2015/16 financial year WA ScamNet received 48 reports regarding employment scam attempts, with at least 18 victims confirming losses of $42,100 between them. This is an increase compared to the 2014/15 financial year when there were 32 reports of employment scam attempts and 13 victims...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jul 2016
A former registered WorkSafe Assessor has been fined $1800 (and ordered to pay $488.50 in costs) for not complying with his duties in assessing candidates for High Risk Work Licences. Cornelius Van Luxemborg – also known as Kees Van Luxemborg - pleaded guilty to six charges relating to the issue of notices of satisfactory assessment for High Risk Work Licences, and was fined in the Fremantle...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in pubs, taverns and bars. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting pub, tavern and bar workplaces in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the significant number of lost-time injuries in the sector had prompted the...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jul 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues relating to mobile plant and the movement of mobile plant in retail and transport workplaces. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting retail and transport workplaces in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the program was...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jun 2016
Wageline has updated the minimum rates for award-free employees and the pay rates in Wageline’s WA Award Summaries. View the new WA Award Summaries and minimum rates . The new wage rates apply from the first pay period or after 1 July 2016. The state minimum wage for adult award-free employees will increase by $13 to $692.90 per week. Adult pay rates under state awards will also increase by $13...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jun 2016
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to employers about the hazards of working on or near brittle or fragile roofing materials. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today employers should ensure they always operate in accordance with the relevant regulations and code of practice. “WA’s Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 have prescriptive requirements concerning working at heights,...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Jun 2016
Businesses in regional areas of WA have been invited to nominate for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2016. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Awards aimed to publicly acknowledge the excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA. “The Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Jun 2016
An infrastructure company has been fined $50,000 over an incident in 2011 that resulted in a worker having both legs amputated below the knee. The Pilbara Infrastructure - a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd - pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment for a person who was not an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court today. The...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Jun 2016

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