Employer

Topics

The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards were held at the State Reception Centre on 28 October 2022. These award recognise outstanding solutions and innovations to specific workplace health and safety problems in Western Australia. This year 71 submissions were received with 36 companies...
Work Safety Awards
While PCBUs are responsible for making decisions regarding health and safety, they don’t always have a full understanding of the finer detail or subtleties of the work or working conditions. To help improve this understanding, it is important that PCBUs engage in consultation with their workers...
How do I get started
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) prohibits discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct about WHS. This means that people can raise health and safety issues and concerns at their workplace without fear of discrimination or coercion. What is discrimination? Discrimination is the...
How do I get started
PCBUs have a duty under the Work Health and Safety Act. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of a PCBU. What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
Your rights and responsibilities
Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
Your rights and responsibilities
The Western Australian Building and Construction Consultative Committee (BCC Committee) was established in June 2022. The Minister for Industrial Relations, Bill Johnston MLA announced the establishment of the BCC Committee on 14 June 2022 – view the media statement . The role of the BCC Committee...
Building and Construction Consultative Committee
Notifiable incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . A 'notifiable incident' means: the death of a person; or a serious injury or illness of a person; or a dangerous incident . Need to report a notifiable incident? Preserve the site...
Report an incident
The department is holding a series of free information sessions for small to medium mines on the recently released Code of practice: Mine safety management system. This free information session will: inform small-medium mines on establishing and implementing a MSMS promote quarterly status reports...
Information sessions and workshops
Dangerous incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . The regulator must be notified of any incident in relation to a workplace that exposes any person to a serious risk resulting from an immediate or imminent exposure to: an...
Report an incident
The below information provides a description of activities which Western Australia (WA) licensed High Risk Work Licence Assessors are permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. If you need to apply...
High risk work licence

Pages

Publications

This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to eliminate, or if that is not possible, minimise the risk of falls from height in housing construction. This code of practice should be read...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
18 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This Code provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with stevedoring. This Code has been developed to support the WHS Act and WHS Regulations and applies to all...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with abrasive blasting.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively consult with workers who carry out work for the business or undertaking and who are (or are likely to be) directly affected by...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
14 Sep 2022
The Code of practice Managing the work environment and facilities provides practical guidance to PCBUs on how to manage the work environment and facilities. This Code of practice is an approved code...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
17 Jan 2023
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively provide first aid in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with work carried out in a confined space
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to prepare safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals that are being manufactured or imported for use, handling or storage in Australia.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with workplace noise. Audiometric testing The WHS Regulations impose a duty on PCBUs to conduct...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
04 Oct 2022

Pages

Announcements

The Minister for Industrial Relations has approved a series of Work Health and Safety codes of practice which came into effect today. These codes have been adapted for Western Australian work health and safety environments from the Model codes of practice published by Safe Work Australia, developed through consultation with unions and employer organisations. Dr Patricia Todd, Chair of the Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
15 Jul 2022
Today Energy Policy WA (EPWA) officially commences as a business group of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS). In 2019, EPWA was established as a sub-department of DMIRS providing policy advice to the Minister for Energy on the supply of secure, reliable, sustainable and affordable energy services to Western Australian households and businesses. DMIRS Director General...
Corporate
Department News
01 Jul 2022
On 23 June 2022, the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission 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) has increased by $40.90 per week to $887.40 per week. WA award rates of pay have increased with award rates below $887.40 increasing by $40.90...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Jul 2022
Wageline now has available the 1July 2022 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 2022, and has published the new state minimum rates of pay for award free employees. Visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/awardsummaries for the July 2022 award summaries Visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/minimumpayrates for the new minimum...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 Jun 2022
A Welshpool engineering company and its director have been fined a total of $460,000 (and ordered to pay $5000 in costs) over the death of a worker who was crushed by a piece of pipe that fell off a semi-trailer that was being unloaded. VDM Engineering Pty Ltd and director David Van De Meeberg pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Jun 2022
A Welshpool engineering company and its director have been fined a total of $460,000 (and ordered to pay $5000 in costs) over the death of a worker who was crushed by a piece of pipe that fell off a semi-trailer that was being unloaded. VDM Engineering Pty Ltd and director David Van De Meeberg pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Jun 2022
Employers should start the new financial year right by making sure they are keeping the correct employment records. Additional record keeping obligations and pay slip requirements for state system employers commenced on 20 June 2022 Visit the Employment records – employment obligations page for details on record keeping requirements
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Jun 2022
The Managing Director of a Bayswater recycling company has been fined $70,000 over an incident in which a labour hire worker’s arm was amputated at the shoulder. Salvatore Tomo Mangione, Managing Director of Resource Recovery Solutions Pty Ltd, pleaded guilty to failing as a director to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to a labour hire worker...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Jun 2022
A minimum entitlement to five days’ unpaid family and domestic violence leave has been introduced for all employees in the state industrial relations system. An employee is able to take unpaid family and domestic violence leave if: the employee is experiencing family and domestic violence; and the employee needs to do something to deal with the impact of the family and domestic violence; and it...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Jun 2022
It is now compulsory for all employers in state industrial relations system to provide their employees with pay slips containing specific information. The new pay slip requirements commenced on 20 June 2022, along with expanded employment record keeping obligations for employers. Employers now face significant penalties for not providing a pay slip, or providing a pay slip that is false or...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Jun 2022

Pages

Subscribe to Topics
Subscribe to RSS - Employer