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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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A high risk work licence (HRWL) is required when carrying out certain high risk work including operating cranes, boilers, forklifts, hoists, reach stackers, reciprocating steam engines, rigging, scaffolding and turbines. A HRWL is recognised in all states and territories of Australia, enabling the...
Information about high risk work licences
As part of a program of work to improve the timeliness high risk work licence application processing, changes have been made to the application form and requirements. Subscribe to WorkSafe's News Alert to stay up to date with changes to WorkSafe licensing requirements. Online submission option for...
Information about high risk work licences
Application for a new or renewal high risk work licence must be submitted with a ‘passport quality’ identification photograph which meets the required standards. There are many photograph service providers who can help you to take an appropriate photograph and will provide you with a digital copy...
High risk work licence application
The following information is provided to support registered training organisations (RTO) who submit HRWL applications on behalf of applicants. More detail can be found in the following information sheet. Registered training organisations lodging high risk work licence applications: Information...
Information about high risk work licences

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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
This guide is for candidates wishing to register for an account.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
Use this form to renew your Class A asbestos removal li cence.
WorkSafe
Form – application
12 Dec 2023
Use this form to renew your licence to remove non-friable asbestos.
WorkSafe
Form – application
21 Mar 2024
In 2019, a group of workers were constructing a 10-metre high loading bay scaffold. One of the workers stepped onto a single plank temporarily being used as a working platform to construct the...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Dec 2023

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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
Wageline’s Making a complaint about underpayment of wages or entitlements page has helped many WA employees understand and follow the steps in the process for making an underpayment complaint to Private Sector Labour Relations. This information is now available in a total of 13 languages, with information added to the page on how to make a complaint in Punjabi, Persian, Thai, Spanish, Indonesian...
Labour Relations
Department News
04 Aug 2023
Under the WA Long Service Leave Act , an employee’s entitlement to long service leave depends on the length of their continuous employment with a business or organisation. The term continuous employment is not restricted to service with just the existing employer, but can also include employers who previously owned the business. If a new employer buys or takes over a business, and retains the...
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Aug 2023
Under the WA Long Service Leave Act , after 7 years of continuous employment an employee may have an entitlement to payment of long service leave when their employment ends due to resignation, dismissal, redundancy or if the employee dies. This entitlement applies to full time, part time and casual employees. This entitlement depends on the length of the employee’s continuous employment, which...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Jul 2023
The state Farm Employees Award was updated by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) in May 2023, with the changes to the WA award effective from 1 July 2023. Wageline has published a new WA award summary for the Farm Employees Award which incorporates the changes made by the award variation. The changes to this WA award include: new provisions for part time employees,...
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Jul 2023
Industrial inspectors in Private Sector Labour Relations recovered $664,456 in unpaid wages and entitlements in the 2022/23 financial year. In the last 12 months, industrial inspectors completed 258 workplace investigations relating to underpayments under state employment laws, including wages under WA awards, and long service leave entitlements under the WA Long Service Leave Act. State system...
Labour Relations
Department News
18 Jul 2023
Wageline has just launched a series of new explainer videos which help WA employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under state employment laws. These new videos are embedded in the relevant content pages, or you can watch all seven on the Employment explainer videos page. The Which system of employment law applies video explains which types of businesses or organisations...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Jul 2023
A construction company has been fined $600,000 over serious injuries suffered by two workers at a construction site on Rottnest Island. Firm Construction Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to the two workers, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday. In February 2020, workers employed by...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Jul 2023

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