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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...
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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...
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An abattoir worker sustained a fatal knife wound while working in the cattle head processing area when a spare hook fell from the processing rail holding the head and struck their knife. The knife...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Jun 2021
Public comment ended 31 August 2018 - THIS DOCUMENT IS NO LONGER CURRENT AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the...
WorkSafe
Information
27 May 2021
On Wednesday 12 July the Government announced the development of a modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for Western Australia based on the national Work Health and Safety Act. This Bill will...
WorkSafe
Information
28 May 2021
The Ministerial Advisory Panel (MAP) has decided on its procedures, and will meet fortnightly to develop drafting instructions for a modernised Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act in Western Australia...
WorkSafe
Information
27 May 2021
This information sheet provides advice to persons in control of a workplace 1 and those involved in inspecting, removing, managing or disposing of asbestos contaminated soils at workplaces. This...
WorkSafe
Information
09 May 2022
It's important for employers and workers to be prepared for the risks associated with cleaning up after a natural disaster. This publication has important health and safety information for cleaning...
WorkSafe
Information
20 Apr 2021
This publication is a summary of the Photographic Industry Award. This award covers employees working in the photographic industry: as developers, printers, mounters, retouchers, colourers, enlargers...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Jun 2022
This publication is a summary of the Retail Pharmacists Award. This award covers employees at retail pharmacies and/or dispensaries working as pharmacists, pharmacts-in-charge, pharmacist managers,...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Jun 2022
This document provides essential information to assist you with your Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards submission. Further information 2022 Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2022 Work...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Mar 2022
In November 2020, two workers were in the process of tree lopping in a truck-mounted elevating work platform (EWP) when the boom-type EWP suffered a major structural failure, with the metal support...
WorkSafe
Alert
03 Mar 2021

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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
A Welshpool sheet metal fabrication company has been handed one of the highest ever fines under WA’s workplace safety laws. PGQW Pty Ltd– previously known as Boxline Industries Pty Ltd – and its manager Bradley Michael Shackleton have been fined a total of $650,000 over an incident in 2018 in which an employee suffered serious burns. PGQW pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Nov 2021
With Christmas not far away, now is the time for employers and employees in the state industrial relations system to check working arrangements for public holidays over the Christmas New Year period. This season’s public holidays are: Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December 2021 and Monday 27 December 2021. Boxing Day, Sunday 26 December 2021 and Tuesday 28 December 2021. New Year’s Day, Saturday 1...
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Nov 2021
On 20 October 2021, the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) was introduced into State Parliament. The Bill seeks to make Easter Sunday a public holiday, extend coverage of minimum employment conditions to domestic workers employed directly by household employers, increase protection for vulnerable workers and tackle wage theft. The Bill is currently being considered by...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Oct 2021

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