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Refrigerants Australia, in consultation with the Western Australian Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, released (April 2023) a series of public information fact sheets covering situations where flammable refrigerants are likely to be used in workplaces and homes. Further...
Hazardous chemicals
The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) prescribe that an application for an asbestos removal licence must include the nomination of at least one supervisor (WHS Regulation 498). The supervisor(s) must be at least 18 years of age and be able to provide evidence of...
Manage your existing asbestos removal licence
An application for a replacement high risk work licence or accreditation document which has been lost, stolen or destroyed can be lodged using our online portal. You will be required to complete a declaration describing the circumstances in which the original document was lost, stolen or destroyed...
Manage your existing asbestos removal licence
As an alternative to post or email, licence holders can use the department’s online Change of Contact system. To use the system you will need to have: The number of your current licence You can find the number of your licence, and see if it is current, by checking your certificate or the online...
Manage your existing asbestos removal licence
See the application guide to find about how to apply for a high risk work licence. Application for high risk work licence: Application guide Pro tips for a successful HRWL application To ensure a successful application, please follow these simple steps: make sure your Notice of Assessment (NOA) is...
High risk work licence application
During October each year, WorkSafe asks PCBUs and workers to join us in raising work health and safety awareness for National Safe Work Month. The theme for 2023 was “ Our way forward: Prioritising healthy and safe workplaces ”. This theme aligns with WorkSafe strategy 2023-25: The Way Forward ...
Safe Work Month
WorkSafe undertakes educational and awareness campaigns to promote work health and safety in workplaces throughout the year. Campaigns can range from large scale public awareness efforts which might be seen on video streamlining, radio, outdoor, social media and web, with extensive public relation...
WorkSafe awareness campaigns
An application for a replacement high risk work licence or accreditation document which has been lost, stolen or destroyed can be lodged using our online portal. You will be required to complete a declaration describing the circumstances in which the original document was lost, stolen or destroyed...
Manage your existing high risk work licence
To become a high risk work licence accredited assessor, you must submit an application. How to submit your application complete the Application for accreditation to assess high risk work licence collect all of your supporting documents, lodge and pay for your application in one of three ways:...
High risk work licence assessor accreditation
Wageline’s long service leave explainer videos are for WA employers and employees seeking information on obligations and entitlements under the WA Long Service leave Act . These videos are embedded in the relevant content pages, or you can watch the videos here. Long service leave when business...
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The GHS is a system used to classify and communicate chemical hazards using internationally consistent terms and information on chemical labels and safety data sheets. The system was developed by the...
WorkSafe
Information
23 Mar 2023
This checklist has been developed to help minimise the risks to workers that may be exposed to zoonoses at work.
WorkSafe
Checklist
15 Mar 2023
This checklist has been developed to help minimise the risks to workers that may be exposed to zoonoses at work. Zoonoses are diseases of animals that can cause serious illness or death in people...
WorkSafe
Checklist
15 Mar 2023
This poster is 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 operated safely.
WorkSafe
Poster
01 Mar 2023
This application is for applicants who have a disability, illness and/or medical condition affecting their capacity to apply for or sit a statutory examination.
WorkSafe
Form – application
18 Aug 2023
This guide will assist you in resetting your password.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide will help candidates who are preparing for the examination process.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide is for candidates who need to cancel or reschedule their examination session booking.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide is for candidates that have completed all the requirements for the statutory learning pathway.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide is for candidates wishing to enrol in a statutory learning pathway.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023

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WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker at a steel manufacturing company in Jandakot yesterday. The worker was reported to have been fatally injured when struck by a steel beam. WorkSafe investigators examine the circumstances of incidents with a view to ensuring compliance and preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe Commissioner Darren Kavanagh said any...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2023
The Area and Scope clause of the state Contract Cleaners Award has been updated to improve clarity about coverage of this WA award. This change, which is effective from 13 September 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 sector WA awards. Specifically, the changes to the Contract...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Sep 2023
A sole trader in the Great Southern has been fined $47,250 (and ordered to pay $4241 in costs) over a fall suffered by a worker that caused serious injuries. Brett Sidney Cavanagh pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee and was fined in the Katanning Magistrates Court on Monday. In August 2020, Mr Cavanagh...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Sep 2023
A fire assay company has been fined a total of $30,000 (and ordered to pay $5647 in costs) after four workers recorded high levels of lead in their blood and one was hospitalised. Jinning Pty Ltd pleaded guilty under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 to two charges of failing to ensure that biological monitoring was conducted on an employee in a lead-risk job, along with two...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Aug 2023
WorkSafe has commenced a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in WA aged care and residential care facilities. The inspection program will look at a number of randomly-selected facilities across metropolitan and regional areas of the State throughout the 2023/24 financial year. Inspectors will place a strong emphasis on industry-specific hazards, along with workplace violence and...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Aug 2023
The Work Health and Safety Regulations Amendment Regulation (no.2) 2023 came into effect on 10 August 2023 and provide for minor corrections and technical refinements. These amendments include: Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations The requirement for a high risk work licence for earthmoving machinery used as a crane will be removed for machinery that has a safe rated working load of three...
WorkSafe
Department News
16 Aug 2023
Monday, 25 September 2023 is the King’s Birthday public holiday in Western Australia. Wageline has published public holiday information for state system employers and employees on the King’s Birthday 2023 public holiday page. This page provides specific information on entitlements for: award free employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant, Tearoom and...
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Aug 2023
The 2023 Perth Royal Show is being held in late September. There are laws which set restrictions on what ages children can work in Western Australia which apply to all workplaces including retail outlets, mobile food vans, and amusement rides at the Royal Show. Written parental permission is required for some young workers. Business owners and parents need to know: 15 years old is the youngest a...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Sep 2023
The Work Health and Safety Commission is seeking public comment on a new draft code of practice on managing electrical risks in the workplace. The purpose of the code is to help a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to manage electrical risks in the workplace, and it applies to all workplaces where a PCBU has management or control of electrical equipment, including electrical...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Aug 2023
Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors have the power to issue state system employers a civil infringement notice, similar to an ‘on-the-spot fine’, for failing to comply with record keeping or pay slip requirements. Recently a number of infringement notices have been issued to employers by industrial inspectors. One of these employers was the owner of a restaurant in an outer...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jul 2023

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