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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
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...
Annual leave
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...
Employees with disabilities
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...
Public holiday pay
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...
WA pay rates and award summaries
A Western Australian employee covered by a WA award or industrial agreement requiring superannuation contributions to be paid into a fund is entitled to ‘choice of fund’ under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) ( the IR Act ). Other employees eligible for superannuation may be entitled to...
Choice of superannuation fund
This page contains frequently asked questions on forklifts. Do I always have to wear the seat belt when operating a forklift truck? Yes. Regulation 4.44 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 states that an employer must ensure that the operator of the forklift uses the seat belt...
Forklifts
Did you know? The most common metal guillotine injuries are crushed or amputated fingers. Most of these accidents are not caused by the blade of the guillotine, but by the clamps that hold the sheet of metal being cut. Other injuries are from fingers jamming under the sheet of metal being cut, and...
Plant and machinery
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...
Bereavement leave

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This handbook aims to assist franchisors develop an effective health and safety system and help franchisees understand how to implement this system in their workplace.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This guide assists people importing, supplying, handling and laying tiles and decorative stacked stone, loose natural stone or pebbles.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
This guide provides information that can be used to decide the most effective solutions for providing safe stables and training facilities.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
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

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Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when working in certain regional towns. Visit the Location Allowance page for details on which WA awards have a location allowance requirement, which WA towns it applies to and the payment rates for location allowance.
Labour Relations
Alert
14 Dec 2015
A Kalgoorlie recycling business and its Director have been fined a total of $52,500 after a worker was injured at their yard in 2013. Swiftstar Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined $35,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court last week. Director John Bronislaw Roman pleaded guilty as a Director to failing to provide a safe workplace and was fined $17,500...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Dec 2015
A Kalgoorlie engine repair company has been fined $80,000 and ordered to pay $6000 in costs after an apprentice was seriously burned when a tractor engine ignited at a social event at its premises. Primepower Engineering Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Dec 2015
An Osborne Park glass importing company has been fined a total of $45,000 over the death of a worker in 2013. Moscou Holdings Pty Ltd – who, together with Rite Angles Pty Ltd, trades as Penguin International – pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing the death of the worker, and was fined $45,000 in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. The partner,...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Dec 2015
A company engaged in fabricating, maintaining and repairing mining equipment has been fined $90,000 after a labour hire worker was killed in its metal fabrication workshop. RCR Mining Pty Ltd was found guilty in August of failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for two labour hire workers, and causing the death of one of them, in the Perth Magistrates Court, and was fined $90,000 this...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Dec 2015
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to all workplaces to keep safety a high priority in the lead-up to the festive season. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today that November had been a particularly bad month in terms of work-related deaths. “Five workers died over a period of ten days in work-related incidents this month,” Mr McCulloch said. “As we head towards the end of the year and the...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Nov 2015
The public holidays for the 2015-16 Christmas - New Year period are: Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015 Boxing Day, Saturday 26 December 2015/Monday 28 December 2015 New Year’s Day, Friday 1 January 2016 This year, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act , if Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the next following Monday is also a public holiday. However, which day...
Labour Relations
Alert
25 Nov 2015
A WorkSafe proactive inspection program will look at safety issues in the road freight transport industry. The program will continue throughout the 2015/16 financial year, visiting road freight companies of all sizes in both metropolitan and regional areas of the State. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the program would focus on a wide range of safety issues in the industry. “With regard...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Nov 2015
An inspection program in the vegetable growing industry has reinforced previous concerns over mobile plant and hazardous substances in the industry. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the 2014/15 financial year, focused on both under cover and outdoor vegetable growers in the Perth metropolitan area. More than 300 improvement and prohibition notices were...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Nov 2015
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

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