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An instrument of declaration allows jurisdictions normally falling under mine safety legislation to be transferred temporarily to the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 . Current instruments of declaration Under section 4(3) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Types of employment arrangements
There are restrictions on the type of job and working hours for children under 15 years of age. These laws apply to all Western Australian businesses and all employers in the state and national industrial relations systems. As long as the work does not prevent school attendance, children of any age...
When children can work
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Dismissal
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Resignation
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Redundancy
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Dismissal
When an employer offers someone a job, an employment contract is being entered into. This is a legal relationship under which both the employer and the employee have rights and obligations. Generally an employment contract is made between the employer and a new employee when: there is an offer of...
Employment contracts
For a business to be successful, it needs the best people. This page provides information on recruitment, induction, managing and motivating your employees. Job descriptions A job description is a list of responsibilities and functions required in a particular job. Having a job description written...
Getting started
Long service leave is a paid leave entitlement for employees who have continuous employment with one and the same employer for a specified period. This page provides information on the provisions of the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (WA). A copy of the Long Service Leave Act is available at www...
Long service leave

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Information about selecting and using dust masks in construction work.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This is a guide for employers on occupational safety and health issues relevant to casual workers, in particular short-term transient workers.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This guide is to help casual workers understand the safety and health needs of their workplace.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
This guide covers the design, manufacture, supply and safe use of a front end loader (FEL), and its ancillary attachments, on a tractor. It also covers used front end loaders, and their attachments for resale.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This document seeks to improve health and safety outcomes in Australian workplaces by offering businesses and employees practical guidance on managing risks related to forklifts.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
WA’s occupational safety and health legislation requires that all workplace hazards are identified, the risks assessed and controls put in place. Dusts, fumes and fibres can be a particular problem...
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
This is a joint publication the Department of Commerce, the Department of Mines and Petroleum, and the Department of Health providing information on cracker dust (also known as quarry fines).
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
Provides a sample template for preparing an investigation report into an incident involving manual tasks.
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
Do you provide training to employees that perform manual tasks?
WorkSafe
Training material
21 May 2014
This guide will help you better manage the safety and health risks in your business and workplace - Malay
WorkSafe
Information
23 May 2014

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Announcements

A WorkSafe proactive inspection program will look at the workplace safety responsibilities of commercial property owners and property managers. This program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year, and will focus on the owners and property managers of shopping centres. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the program was prompted by a growing awareness by inspectors that commercial...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Nov 2015
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check High Risk Work Licences after it received notification of a man using a falsified licence. The man, who goes by the name Peter Kevin Jenkins, is masquerading as a worker who holds 12 classes of High Risk Work Licence, none of which he genuinely holds. His falsified licence says he holds licences for dogging, vehicle loading cranes, forklifts, tower cranes,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Nov 2015
An inspection program looking at safety issues in the scrap metal sector has resulted in continuing concerns with safe traffic management. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the State during the 2014/15 financial year, focused on scrap metal premises and resulted in the issue of 376 notices. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that scrap metal had been...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Oct 2015
A Perth scaffolder has been fined $2000 (and ordered to pay $549 in costs) after a scaffold he erected collapsed and a worker fell and was injured. Matthew Brian Allen pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of another person and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last week. Mr Allen, a licensed scaffolder and an employee of a scaffolding company, was...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Oct 2015
A pearling company has been fined $60,000 by the Broome Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its drift divers who collected pearls off Eighty Mile Beach, south of Broome. Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd was charged under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 after an investigation sparked by the drowning of...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Oct 2015
A crane driver has been fined $2500 over an incident in which the crane he was operating brought down power lines in Osborne Park. He was also ordered to pay WorkSafe’s costs of $594.00. Robert Fraser was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care of the safety and health of others and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In March 2014, Mr Fraser was employed as a crane driver...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Oct 2015
Consumer Protection has taken action against a training provider offering courses in high risk work who has failed to provide the services which include submitting a licence application for workers who have completed the training. A & J Training and Assessing Pty Ltd , of Mandurah, and its sole Director Andre Edward Bucci , have entered into an enforceable undertaking requiring him to provide...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Oct 2015
WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program looking at the safety of commercial cleaners. The program will focus on cleaners working in a range of areas, including cleaners in shopping centres and carpet cleaners. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspection program was prompted by the high number of work-related injuries in the industry. “The Cleaning Services industry has...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Sep 2015
Three quad bike deaths in Western Australia so far this year have prompted a joint warning from Consumer Protection and WorkSafe about the dangers of these off-road vehicles. Details of this year’s fatalities, according to Safe Work Australia, include: 6 year old boy dies in a rollover on a farming property near Southern Cross on 20 April 2015 67 year old man dies in a collision while working on...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Sep 2015
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in Perth’s northern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised some concerns in other areas. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the northern suburbs from Joondalup to Yanchep in the final week of August. Inspectors focussed on...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Sep 2015

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