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Did you know? The most common metal guillotine injuries are crushed or amputated fingers. Most of these accidents are not caused by the blade of the guillotine, but by the clamps that hold the sheet of metal being cut. Other injuries are from fingers jamming under the sheet of metal being cut, and...
Plant and machinery
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system . This is general information on the minimum entitlement to bereavement leave based on the state Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 . WA awards, industrial agreements and contracts of...
Bereavement leave
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system . Unpaid parental leave Entitlements to unpaid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child exist for eligible full time, part time and casual employees. Unpaid parental leave for all...
Parental leave
It is mandatory for employers to release employees who are members of the Reserve to undertake defence service, including defence service training. It is an offence under the federal Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act for an employer to dismiss or otherwise disadvantage an employee for...
Defence reserve service
Employers are required to continue to pay employees their normal wages or salary when they are summonsed to attend court as a juror or witness. There are significant penalties that apply if an employer refuses to pay or acts in a detrimental way to an employee undertaking jury duty. Employers can...
Jury service
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system . This is general information on the minimum entitlement to personal leave based on the state Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 . WA awards, industrial agreements and contracts of...
Personal leave
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system . Frequently asked questions about pay Payment arrangements An employee is entitled to be paid in full and payment is to be made: in cash; or by cheque, postal order or money order payable to...
Pay and employment information
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system . An employer may only make a deduction from an employee’s pay if: the employer is required by a court or a state or federal law to make the deduction (e.g. tax that must be withheld from the...
Pay and employment information
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system . Provisions were introduced on 20 June 2022 which make it a legal requirement for all employers to provide their employees with pay slips containing specific information. Requirements for pay...
Pay and employment information
This page helps employers and employees in the state industrial relations system find the legal minimum rates of pay for a particular job. Watch our video on this topic The Finding the right pay rates – a guide for state system employers and employees video helps employers and employees in the...
Finding the right pay rate

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The purpose of this code is to minimise the risk of infection resulting from work-related exposure to Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
WorkSafe
Code of practice
03 Jun 2014
Provides information for Registered Training Organisations on the construction inductions training online register.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
30 May 2014
Use this form to apply for access to information held by the Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety under the Freedom of Information Act . If you have a query about this form, or...
Corporate
Form – application
22 Feb 2024
A safety checklist for workers using metal cutting guillotines.
WorkSafe
Checklist
28 May 2014
Demolition work is to be carried out in accordance with Australian Standard AS2601: The demolition of structures (AS 2601). If the work is not covered by or included in AS 2601, the work must be done...
WorkSafe
Information
23 Feb 2022
Persons wishing to obtain a HRWL must be assessed by a WorkSafe registered HRWL assessor for the class of HRWL required. The assessment is conducted using a nationally approved assessment instrument...
WorkSafe
Information
11 Nov 2019
Criteria for assessing applicants to become Registered WorkSafe Assessors authorised to issue notices of satisfactory assessment for high risk work on the basis of their National Police Clearance...
WorkSafe
Information
27 May 2014
Regulation 4.1 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations defines a bridge crane as: 'A crane comprising a bridge beam mounted at each end to an end carriage, capable of travelling along...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
04 Dec 2023
The exposure standards listed in this publication represent airborne concentrations of individual chemical substances which, according to current knowledge, should neither impair the health of nor...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
26 May 2014
These National Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety Competency Standards for Operation of Loadshifting Equipment and Other Types of Specified Equipment [NOHSC: 7019 (1992)] have been...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
26 May 2014

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If you are working or employing during the end of year period and you fall under the state industrial relations system it is important to understand public holiday entitlements and obligations. This season's public holidays are: Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2018 Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2018 New Year's Day, Tuesday 1 January 2019 For award free employees, Tuesday 25 December 2018...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Nov 2018
Parents have been reminded to keep children away from hazardous workplaces during the coming school holidays. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Ian Munns said today that many workplaces contained hazards that could result in injury, and some even contained potentially deadly hazards. “Workplaces such as factories and construction sites are not suitable locations for children and, sadly, many children have...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Nov 2018
Our offices will be closed from Monday 24 December 2018 to Wednesday 2 January 2019 . Normal services will return on Thursday 3 January 2019 . For urgent enquiries please visit the contact us page . You can still renew your licence on our website at any time.
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection / Labour Relations / WorkSafe / Corporate
Department News
15 Nov 2018
WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues with workers in WA primary schools. Inspectors will be looking at safety issues for workers such as cleaners and gardeners, and will also focus on the management of violence and aggression, including procedures for reporting and investigating incidents. The program will continue until the end of the 2018/19 financial...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Nov 2018
A campaign to promote compliance by nail salon businesses in the state industrial relations system with their legal obligations to pay staff correct wages and keep correct employment records has just been started by Private Sector Labour Relations. Owners of nail salon businesses, which operate in the state industrial relations system, must provide the legal minimum pay rate to all staff. It is...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Nov 2018
A registered builder has been fined $22,000 (and ordered to pay $900 in costs) after an apprentice fell six metres from trestle scaffolding and was seriously injured last year. Stephen John Gregson – trading as Gregson Constructions – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and was fined in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday. In August 2017, Mr Gregson and...
Building and Energy / WorkSafe
Media release
07 Nov 2018
In September 2018, Private Sector Labour Relations conducted an education campaign promoting compliance by horse riding schools and equestrian centre businesses with the child employment provisions in the Children and Community Services Act 2004. Over 150 businesses across Western Australia were provided with information on child employments laws for this industry. The Children and Community...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Oct 2018
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workers to stay focused on safety in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Ian Munns said today both employers and workers needed to pay particular attention to staying safe before and after Christmas. “As we head towards the end of the year and the festive season, it’s timely to remind both employers and workers of the need to remain...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Oct 2018
A State Government agency has been fined $100,000 (and ordered to pay costs) over the death of a remand prisoner crushed between a truck and a wall at Hakea Prison in 2015. Department of Justice (Department of Corrective Services at the time of the offence) pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety and health of a person who was not an employee, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Oct 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018

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