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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...
Fees, applications, and notification forms
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...
Fees, applications, and notification forms
Your High Risk Work Licence expires every 5 years. You must not carry out high risk work until your licence has been renewed. To renew your High Risk Work Licence – Here’s what you will need to have ready: Your High Risk Work Licence number You will find your High Risk Work Licence number on the...
High risk work licence
A person who has an obligation under the Work Health and Safety Regulations may submit a request to the regulator to be exempted from fully complying with the requirement of these regulations. To request an exemption, complete a Request for exemption form . The form should be emailed to review...
Review and exemptions
Notifications for installing a winding system or making major changes to an already installed winding system Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Installing a winding system or making major changes to an already installed winding system Who is responsible for the notification...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
The levies were instigated in January 2012 to provide funding for the administration of safety regulation for the petroleum industry and geothermal energy operations. On 1 January 2012, cost recovery commenced for safety regulation of the petroleum industry and geothermal energy operations...
Petroleum notifications, submissions and guidance
Getting help In an emergency, or if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call the police now on 000. If it is not an emergency, and you wish to report an incident of family and domestic violence, call the police on 131 444. If you need support You can call the following numbers 24 hours...
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In accordance with r.77, the regulator keeps a register of each DSMS and revised DSMS received
WorkSafe
Register
12 Apr 2022
This guide is designed to provide information and practical suggestions that may be helpful to you and others at a time when you are grieving and having to navigate legal and other processes...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this form to apply for an Class A or B Asbestos removal licence
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this Applicant Guide to apply for a Class 1 and Class 2 demolition licence.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this guide to apply for accreditation to Assess High Risk Work is issued to a person who has been trained and assessed as competent to conduct a competency assessment for a class of work for...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this application guide to apply for a high risk work licence.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking such as a business owner or workplace operator (referred to in this guide as a PCBU), this guide is for you. It explains what your duties are...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Jun 2022
This page includes information and relevant forms for high risk mining activities, mining operational notices and exploration operational notices High risk mining activities Approaching known or...
WorkSafe
Information
31 Mar 2022
In November 2021 a member of the public sustained a significant head injury when he fell into the pit at a waste transfer facility. The person was pulling a heavy item from his trailer when he fell...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Mar 2022
In November 2021 a member of the public sustained a significant head injury when he fell into the pit at a waste transfer facility. The person was pulling a heavy item from his trailer when he fell...
WorkSafe
Alert
09 May 2022

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A building company has been fined $45,000 (and ordered to pay $5000 in costs) over an incident in which a worker fell approximately three metres through a concealed void at a construction site in Safety Bay. Alcove Engineering & Construction Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for a person who was not their employee, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 May 2022
The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission has today increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022. The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) will increase by $40.90 per week to $819.90 per week. State award rates of pay will also increase, with award rates below $887.40 increasing by $40.90...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Jun 2022
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

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