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Use our online service to manage your licence including changing your contact details, renewing your high risk work licence or applying for a replacement card. Renew your licence Visit the renewals page for detail of how to renew and the application requirements: Renew my high risk work licence?...
Manage your existing high risk work licence
On 31 March 2024 the requirements for high risk work licences to operate concrete placing booms and material hoists will change. A concrete placing (PB) class of high risk work licence will be required to operate any concrete placing boom, including those not mounted on a vehicle. A materials hoist...
Manage your existing high risk work licence
Use the application form provided below to either: Transfer your valid interstate HRWL to WA, or Transfer your valid interstate HRWL to WA and add additional classes based on training completed in WA at the same time. Visit the Information for high risk work licence applicants for information about...
High risk work licence application
Many employees in the state industrial relations system are covered by WA awards. WA awards are legal documents that set the legal minimum pay rates and other working arrangements for employees in a particular industry or occupation. It is unlawful for an employer to provide pay rates or employment...
WA award pay rates and award summaries
WorkSafe has produced the following work health and safety pamphlets and flyers that you can download and use at your workplace. Asbestos safety for trades and construction workers: Pamphlet
Information sheets
Wageline’s explainer videos are for WA employers and employees seeking information on employment rights and obligations under state employment law. These videos are embedded in the relevant content pages, or you can watch all the videos here. Which system of employment law applies? Two systems of...
Employment explainer videos
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand WA’s Work Health and Safety laws. Duty holder Refers to any person who owes a work health and safety duty under the WHS Act including a person conducting a business or undertaking...
Work health and safety laws
Learn about worker consultation under the work health and safety laws.
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
Proceedings for an offence against the WHS Act can only be brought by the regulator or public service officer working in the Department. Industrial manslaughter offences may only be brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions. Health and safety duty offences [sections 30A-33] The WHS Act...
About WorkSafe
The WorkSafe Commissioner is the regulator under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2020. The Commissioner is responsible to the Minister for Industrial Relations for the administration of the WHS Act, and any other laws relating to work health and safety administered by the Minister. Functions...
About WorkSafe

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This checklist has been developed to help minimise the risks to workers that may be exposed to zoonoses at work. Zoonoses are diseases of animals that can cause serious illness or death in people...
WorkSafe
Checklist
15 Mar 2023
This poster is for those operating or in charge of workplaces where quad bikes are used and will assist riders, as well as managers, to ensure they are operated safely.
WorkSafe
Poster
01 Mar 2023
This application is for applicants who have a disability, illness and/or medical condition affecting their capacity to apply for or sit a statutory examination.
WorkSafe
Form – application
18 Aug 2023
This guide will assist you in resetting your password.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide will help candidates who are preparing for the examination process.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide is for candidates who need to cancel or reschedule their examination session booking.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide is for candidates that have completed all the requirements for the statutory learning pathway.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide is for candidates wishing to enrol in a statutory learning pathway.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
This guide is for candidates wishing to register for an account.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Feb 2023
Use this form to renew your Class A asbestos removal li cence.
WorkSafe
Form – application
12 Dec 2023

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Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors have the power to issue state system employers a civil infringement notice, similar to an ‘on-the-spot fine’, for failing to comply with record keeping or pay slip requirements. Recently a number of infringement notices have been issued to employers by industrial inspectors. One of these employers was the owner of a restaurant in an outer...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jul 2023
Wageline’s Making a complaint about underpayment of wages or entitlements page has helped many WA employees understand and follow the steps in the process for making an underpayment complaint to Private Sector Labour Relations. This information is now available in a total of 13 languages, with information added to the page on how to make a complaint in Punjabi, Persian, Thai, Spanish, Indonesian...
Labour Relations
Department News
04 Aug 2023
Under the WA Long Service Leave Act , an employee’s entitlement to long service leave depends on the length of their continuous employment with a business or organisation. The term continuous employment is not restricted to service with just the existing employer, but can also include employers who previously owned the business. If a new employer buys or takes over a business, and retains the...
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Aug 2023
Under the WA Long Service Leave Act , after 7 years of continuous employment an employee may have an entitlement to payment of long service leave when their employment ends due to resignation, dismissal, redundancy or if the employee dies. This entitlement applies to full time, part time and casual employees. This entitlement depends on the length of the employee’s continuous employment, which...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Jul 2023
The state Farm Employees Award was updated by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) in May 2023, with the changes to the WA award effective from 1 July 2023. Wageline has published a new WA award summary for the Farm Employees Award which incorporates the changes made by the award variation. The changes to this WA award include: new provisions for part time employees,...
Labour Relations
Department News
19 Jul 2023
Industrial inspectors in Private Sector Labour Relations recovered $664,456 in unpaid wages and entitlements in the 2022/23 financial year. In the last 12 months, industrial inspectors completed 258 workplace investigations relating to underpayments under state employment laws, including wages under WA awards, and long service leave entitlements under the WA Long Service Leave Act. State system...
Labour Relations
Department News
18 Jul 2023
Wageline has just launched a series of new explainer videos which help WA employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under state employment laws. These new videos are embedded in the relevant content pages, or you can watch all seven on the Employment explainer videos page. The Which system of employment law applies video explains which types of businesses or organisations...
Labour Relations
Department News
13 Jul 2023
A construction company has been fined $600,000 over serious injuries suffered by two workers at a construction site on Rottnest Island. Firm Construction Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to the two workers, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday. In February 2020, workers employed by...
WorkSafe
Media release
06 Jul 2023
Wageline now has available the 1 July 2023 versions of its WA award summaries which include the new rates of pay that will apply from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2023, and has published the new state minimum rates of pay for award free employees. Visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/awardsummaries for the July 2023 award summaries Visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/minimumpayrates for the new minimum...
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Jun 2023
A construction company manager has been fined $60,000 (and ordered to pay $45,813.50) in costs) over the fall death of a 17-year-old worker in 2017. Luke Fraser Corderoy, a manager of Industrial Construction Services Pty Ltd (ICS) was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a work environment free from hazards and that the incident occurred with his consent or was attributable to his...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jun 2023

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