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A health and safety representative (HSR) is elected by their work group under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to represent workers in work health and safety (WHS) matters. A worker can ask their person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) to conduct an election for one or...
Electing a health and safety representative
An elected health and safety representative (HSR) has powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to issue PINs and stop unsafe work. What is a PIN? A PIN is a written notice a trained HSR can issue to a person, requiring them to address a work health and safety (WHS) issue. An HSR...
Responsibilities and functions
These guides and forms are used by registered medical practitioners to notify the regulator on results of health monitoring. Health monitoring guides for PCBUs Health monitoring duties for a Person conducting a business or undertaking Health monitoring guides for registered medical practitioners...
Guides for medical practitioners
There are two types of licence (Class1 and 2). Each licence is valid for a period of three years and is endorsed with a number of conditions and legislation that relate to the way demolition work is carried out in WA. The following frequently asked questions deal with the different classes of...
Demolition licence
Find a form to apply for a licence or register plant Asbestos licence Class A asbestos licence Application form - Class A asbestos licence Application form - Interstate renewal asbestos removal application Application form - Change of nominated supervisor on a Class A asbestos licence Application...
Fees, applications, and notification forms
An application for a replacement high risk work licence or accreditation document which has been lost, stolen or destroyed can be lodged using our online portal. You will be required to complete a declaration describing the circumstances in which the original document was lost, stolen or destroyed...
Fees, applications, and notification forms
WorkSafe Licensing Services is currently experiencing an unprecedented volume of high risk work licence applications. If you have not been contacted within 42 days of lodging your application, please have the details of the credit card used for payment handy prior to contacting us, so that we can...
High risk work licence
A person who has an obligation under the Work Health and Safety Regulations may submit a request to the regulator to be exempted from fully complying with the requirement of these regulations. To request an exemption, complete a Request for exemption form . The form should be emailed to review...
Review and exemptions
Notifications for installing a winding system or making major changes to an already installed winding system Link to document Notification of high risk mining activity: Installing a winding system or making major changes to an already installed winding system Who is responsible for the notification...
High risk mining activities (HRA)
The levies were instigated in January 2012 to provide funding for the administration of safety regulation for the petroleum industry and geothermal energy operations. On 1 January 2012, cost recovery commenced for safety regulation of the petroleum industry and geothermal energy operations...
Petroleum notifications, submissions and guidance

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This information sheet is intended to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to prevent and respond to incidents of workplace gendered violence. Background Exposure to...
WorkSafe
Information
21 Jun 2022
This information sheet is intended to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to prevent and respond to incidents of workplace gendered violence. Background Exposure to...
WorkSafe
Information
21 Jun 2022
This information sheet provides general guidance for workers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on how to manage the risk of falls at work under the new work health and safety...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Jul 2022
This guide provides information for registered medical practitioner (RMP) undertaking health monitoring in relation to respirable crystalline silica.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
13 Jun 2022
The person issued with a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN), or their PCBU if they are a worker, can ask the regulator to appoint a WorkSafe inspector to review the PIN using this form. This...
WorkSafe
Form – application
03 Jun 2022
WorkSafe WA has developed a checklist for businesses and workers engaged in food delivery services. This checklist is most applicable for food delivery riders using bicycles, e-bikes, motor scooters...
WorkSafe
Checklist
13 May 2022
This information sheet provides an overview of the key changes, registration and transitional provisions brought about the by the Work Health and Safety Act and regulations coming into effect.
WorkSafe
Information
05 May 2022
This guide has an operations focus and is set out in the context of risk assessment and legislative requirements of all responsible persons. Consequently, each operation needs to understand its...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
14 Apr 2022
Health monitoring must be supervised by a registered medical practitioner (RMP) who has been engaged by the person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU). Medical practitioners undertaking...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
14 Apr 2022
The operator of the diving project must provide a start-up notice to the regulator. If there is no operator, the diving contractor must provide a start-up notice to the regulator.
WorkSafe
Form – notification
05 Apr 2022

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A Bayswater waste recycling company has been fined $230,000 after successfully appealing an earlier conviction in which it was fined $330,000 over an incident in which a labour hire worker’s arm was amputated at the shoulder. Resource Recovery Solutions Pty Ltd was previously found guilty and sentenced in November 2020 for two offences – gross negligence in failing to provide and maintain a safe...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Apr 2022
Easter is almost here, so now is a good time for state system employers and employees to check public holiday entitlements for the Easter period. Easter Sunday is now a public holiday in WA, and the public holidays for the 2022 Easter period are: Good Friday – 15 April Easter Sunday – 17 April Easter Monday – 18 April The Easter 2022 public holiday entitlements page provides information on...
Labour Relations
Department News
12 Apr 2022
The new Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) were gazetted on 11 March 2022 and will commence on the 31 March 2022, bringing the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 into full force and effect. The WHS Regulations replace the current Occupational and Safety Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations). You can access the WHS Regulations on the WA Legislation website: WALW - Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
25 Mar 2022
An entitlement to two weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave has been re-introduced for private sector state system employees. The unpaid pandemic leave provisions were implemented through the COVID-19 General Order issued by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission on 25 March 2022. The General Order applies until 30 September 2022, unless extended. The COVID-19 General Order applies to...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Mar 2022
The State of Western Australia (Department of Justice) has been fined $900,000 (and ordered to pay $6404 in costs) after an employee was seriously injured when attacked by a dog that was intended to respond to critical incidents. Department of Justice pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined...
WorkSafe
Media release
24 Mar 2022
Wageline has recently published information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Anzac Day public holiday on Monday, 25 April 2022. The Anzac Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Mar 2022
The March edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Mar 2022
The February edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Feb 2022
Wageline has recently published information to assist state system employers and employees with public holiday arrangements for Easter 2022. Easter Sunday is now a public holiday in Western Australia, and Wageline’s 2022 Easter information includes arrangements for this new public holiday. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2022 Easter period are: Good Friday – Friday 15 April Easter...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Feb 2022
The public holiday for Labour Day in 2022 is Monday 7 March. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972 , in Western Australia the Labour Day public holiday is the first Monday in March. The Labour Day public holiday entitlements for 2022 page provides information on entitlements for: state system award free employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award Restaurant,...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Mar 2022

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