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The Western Australian work health and safety (WHS) laws came into effect on 31 March 2022. The WHS laws include the: Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines...
Plant design and item of plant registration
Some of WorkSafe’s online notification functions will be temporarily unavailable from 4:30pm on Friday 20 May until 7:30am on Monday 23 May to allow for scheduled maintenance. During this time please call 1800 678 198 to report a serious incident or fatality. If you have complied with the...
Complying with an improvement notice
A person conducting a business or undertaking must not direct or allow a worker to carry out construction work unless the worker has successfully completed general construction induction training and, if the worker completed the training more than 2 years previously, the worker has carried out...
Demolition licence
The Work Health and Safety regulations include a number of Australian Standards that must be used at workplaces in the specified circumstances. Access to these Australian Standards is available for the public to view during business hours, in hard copy form and at no cost, at: Department of Mines,...
Library
A health and safety representative (HSR) is elected by their work group to represent workers in work health and safety (WHS) matters. HSRs have powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020. Health and safety representative powers A trained HSR has powers to represent their work group in WHS...
Responsibilities and functions
A health and safety representative (HSR) is elected by their work group under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to represent workers in work health and safety (WHS) matters. A worker can ask their person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) to conduct an election for one or...
Electing a health and safety representative
An elected health and safety representative (HSR) has powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to issue PINs and stop unsafe work. What is a PIN? A PIN is a written notice a trained HSR can issue to a person, requiring them to address a work health and safety (WHS) issue. An HSR...
Responsibilities and functions
These guides and forms are used by registered medical practitioners to notify the regulator on results of health monitoring. Health monitoring guides for PCBUs Health monitoring duties for a Person conducting a business or undertaking Health monitoring guides for registered medical practitioners...
Guides for medical practitioners
There are two types of licence (Class1 and 2). Each licence is valid for a period of three years and is endorsed with a number of conditions and legislation that relate to the way demolition work is carried out in WA. The following frequently asked questions deal with the different classes of...
Demolition licence
Find a form to apply for a licence or register plant Asbestos licence Class A asbestos licence Application form - Class A asbestos licence Application form - Interstate renewal asbestos removal application Application form - Change of nominated supervisor on a Class A asbestos licence Application...
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WorkSafe WA has developed a checklist for businesses and workers engaged in food delivery services. This checklist is most applicable for food delivery riders using bicycles, e-bikes, motor scooters...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 May 2022
This information sheet provides an overview of the key changes, registration and transitional provisions brought about the by the Work Health and Safety Act and regulations coming into effect.
WorkSafe
Information
05 May 2022
This guide has an operations focus and is set out in the context of risk assessment and legislative requirements of all responsible persons. Consequently, each operation needs to understand its...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
14 Apr 2022
Health monitoring must be supervised by a registered medical practitioner (RMP) who has been engaged by the person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU). Medical practitioners undertaking...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
14 Apr 2022
The operator of the diving project must provide a start-up notice to the regulator. If there is no operator, the diving contractor must provide a start-up notice to the regulator.
WorkSafe
Form – notification
05 Apr 2022
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...
WorkSafe
Form – notification
08 Apr 2022
This information sheet provides health and safety representative (HSR) with information on their powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act).
WorkSafe
Information
05 Apr 2022
This information sheet provides information on the election of health and safety representative (HSR) under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to represent workers in work health and...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Apr 2022
This information sheet provides elected health and safety representative (HSR) with information on their powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to issue PINs and stop unsafe work.
WorkSafe
Information
05 Apr 2022
This form is to be used to apply for a review of decisions under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 , Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022, Work Health and Safety (Mining) Regulation...
WorkSafe
Form – application
22 Apr 2022

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The Western Australia Day public holiday is on Monday 6 June 2022. The Western Australia Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees; Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award; Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award; and Hairdressers Award . For information on other WA awards, check the WA award...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 May 2022
The 2022 regional public holiday dates have been published on the Regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday page. Some regional areas in WA hold the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on specific dates, usually to coincide with a significant date or event for that area. In all other areas of Western Australia, this year’s Queen’s Birthday public holiday is on Monday 26 September 2022.
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Apr 2022
A Bayswater waste recycling company has been fined $230,000 after successfully appealing an earlier conviction in which it was fined $330,000 over an incident in which a labour hire worker’s arm was amputated at the shoulder. Resource Recovery Solutions Pty Ltd was previously found guilty and sentenced in November 2020 for two offences – gross negligence in failing to provide and maintain a safe...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Apr 2022
Easter is almost here, so now is a good time for state system employers and employees to check public holiday entitlements for the Easter period. Easter Sunday is now a public holiday in WA, and the public holidays for the 2022 Easter period are: Good Friday – 15 April Easter Sunday – 17 April Easter Monday – 18 April The Easter 2022 public holiday entitlements page provides information on...
Labour Relations
Department News
12 Apr 2022
The new Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) were gazetted on 11 March 2022 and will commence on the 31 March 2022, bringing the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 into full force and effect. The WHS Regulations replace the current Occupational and Safety Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations). You can access the WHS Regulations on the WA Legislation website: WALW - Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
25 Mar 2022
An entitlement to two weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave has been re-introduced for private sector state system employees. The unpaid pandemic leave provisions were implemented through the COVID-19 General Order issued by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission on 25 March 2022. The General Order applies until 30 September 2022, unless extended. The COVID-19 General Order applies to...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Mar 2022
The State of Western Australia (Department of Justice) has been fined $900,000 (and ordered to pay $6404 in costs) after an employee was seriously injured when attacked by a dog that was intended to respond to critical incidents. Department of Justice 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...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Mar 2022
Wageline has recently published information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Anzac Day public holiday on Monday, 25 April 2022. The Anzac Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Mar 2022
The March edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Mar 2022
The February edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Feb 2022

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