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This page lists resources available on manual tasks Toolkit WA Manual tasks - Code of practice Training package Manual tasks training package - Presenters guide Power point presentation (pdf) (ppt) VIDEO: Manual tasks risk management - Running time: 11:32 mins WORKSHEET: Manual tasks incident...
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Reporting an injury or disease online (see list of reportable injuries and diseases below) You can submit your notification using an online form, however to report a workplace fatality or serious incident please call 1800 678 198. In order to report an injury or disease, you will need: Name and...
How to report an injury or disease
WorkSafe’s Enforcement Policy All provisions of the OSH Act and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 are important in regard to the need to comply, and will be appropriately enforced. The enforcement action that is warranted will depend on the circumstances of the case and the...
About WorkSafe
An inspector has the legal right to enter, at any time, any workplace including aircraft, ships and vehicles, where employees work or are likely to be in the course of their work. This right to enter means that inspectors have unrestricted access to workplaces, excepting where there is a statutory...
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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...
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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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A proactive inspection program covering a two-year period looking at safety in restaurants and cafes has uncovered several areas of concern within the industry. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors over the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years, focused on restaurants and cafes across metropolitan and regional areas of the State. A total of 225 workplaces were...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Apr 2016
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in and around Perth’s CBD has found a high level of compliance with workplace safety laws. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites in the CBD and surrounding suburbs east and west of the city earlier this month. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the level of compliance with...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Apr 2016
The regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2016 have now been published - visit the Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday page. In all other areas of WA the Queen’s Birthday public holiday will be held on Monday 26 September 2016.
Labour Relations
Alert
13 Apr 2016
Private sector employers and employees now have access to combined information on employment rights and obligations. From 31 March 2016 the Labour Relations website has changed and what was previously two separate sections - one for private sector employers and one for private sector employees has been combined into a single new section titled Private Sector Employers and Employees . All key...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Mar 2016
Construction sites in Perth’s CBD and surrounds will be the focus of a WorkSafe proactive inspection program next week. WorkSafe Acting Director John Reilly said today the program would involve construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites in Perth’s CBD and surrounding suburbs east and west of the city. “The program is part of a continuing series of proactive inspection...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Mar 2016
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised concerns over the testing and tagging of portable electrical items. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the southern suburbs as far as Mandurah in the final week of...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Mar 2016
A transport company has been fined $75,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,980 after a worker was seriously injured in their yard in 2013. Marley’s Transport pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court. On January 23, 2013, Marley’s Transport employees were...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Mar 2016
A crane operating business and one of its employees have been ordered to pay a total of $9,877 over an incident in 2013 where an employee received an electric shock. Cranes R Us (WA) Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to directing a worker to complete high risk work when they were not licensed to do so and was fined $5,000 plus ordered to pay costs of $688.50. Simon Peter Pratt pleaded guilty to failing to...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Mar 2016
The Industrial Magistrates Court has fined the owner of a Fremantle hairdressing salon over $7,000 for underpaying two employees more than $9,000 between 2011 and 2013. Maurizio Raffa, who owned the Amore for Hair salon, was found to have underpaid a junior apprentice hairdresser $7,300.05 and a senior hairdresser $2,025.72. Mr Raffa was fined $5,830 for underpaying the apprentice and a further $...
Labour Relations
Media release
04 Mar 2016
The Western Australian public holidays for the 2016 Easter period are: Good Friday, Friday 24 March 2016 Easter Monday, Monday 28 March 2016 Award covered employees Employers covered by a WA award should check the relevant award for details on public holiday entitlements and payment arrangements. Some WA awards also provide for additional Easter Saturday rates of pay. The most used of these are...
Labour Relations
Alert
03 Mar 2016

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