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Below are definitions of many of the terms used in the application for registration of a plant design, the application for registration or re-registration of an item of plant and in the related regulations. For more definitions refer to Part 1.1 of the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations...
Plant design and item of plant registration
Schedule 5 Division 1 of the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 lists the items of plant requiring registration of design. To register plant design you will need to complete and submit a Form 200 – Registration of plant design/alteration to plant design , including any additional...
Plant design and item of plant registration
This page contains frequently asked questions on the registration of plant design and item of plant. The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (the WHS Act) provides a framework to protect the health, safety and welfare or workers in WA workplaces, and of other people who might be affected by the work...
Plant design and item of plant registration
Guides providing information for operators on the development and submission of safety cases under WHS (Petroleum and Geothermal Operations) Regulations 2022 are currently being drafted and will be available shortly.
Petroleum notifications, submissions and guidance
Under the WHS PAGEO regulations no work is permitted on a facility or operation unless the nomination of an operator has been accepted by the regulator and the nominated operator has been added to the register being maintained by the regulator. (r.20) It should be noted that this requirement over-...
Petroleum notifications, submissions and guidance
Submitting a diving start-up notice Following acceptance of a diving safety management system, any diving works planned to be conducted must be submitted in writing to the regulator. Petroleum and geothermal energy operations - Diving start up notice When is a diving start-up notice required? Under...
Petroleum notifications, submissions and guidance
If a serious injury or illness occurs at a workplace the regulator must be notified immediately. For a fatality or very serious injury, PCBUs should notify the regulator by calling 1800 678 198 (24 hours) and then notifying online. For all other serious injury or illness notifications, please...
Notify us of a serious injury/illness or dangerous incident
Call 1800 678 198 to report a workplace related death, serious injury or illness, or immediately life-threatening dangerous incident. These must be reported to WorkSafe immediately after becoming aware of the incident. Urgent medical assistance where required should be sought prior to contacting...
Notify us of a serious injury/illness or dangerous incident
An incident site must not be disturbed until an inspector arrives at the site or directs otherwise (whichever is earlier) so far as reasonably practicable. The person with management or control of the workplace is responsible for preserving the incident site, so far as is reasonably practicable...
Notify us of a serious injury/illness or dangerous incident
Notifying WorkSafe of unsafe work, a serious injury, a dangerous incident, completion of an improvement notice, or removal of asbestos can be done online. Report unsafe work Injury or disease Dangerous incident Compliance with an improvement notice Removal of asbestos Mines Online reporting of...
High risk work notifications

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In February 2020, a haul truck arrived at a workshop for maintenance with no tyres fitted in position 4 or 5. The position 6 tyre casing blew out 15 days later. Four workers were working on the haul...
WorkSafe
Alert
30 Aug 2021
This checklist has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working in the motorcycle retailing...
WorkSafe
Checklist
30 Aug 2021
This publication is a summary of the Municipal Employees Award. On 24 June 2021 the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) issued the 2021 State Wage Case decision. The WAIRC...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
28 Mar 2022
Quad bikes in workplaces guide outlines the legal requirements 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...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
12 Nov 2021
This information sheet is a brief guide for employers on what to do when you suspect someone in the workplace may be using Methamphetamine (meth).
WorkSafe
Information
30 Jul 2021
Two diferent industrial relations systems operate in WA, the state system and the national fair work system. The two systems have different employment rights and obligations. Which of these two...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
26 Jul 2021
This publication is only relevant to small business owners in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not...
Labour Relations
Guide / handbook
19 Jul 2021
This checklist has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working on farms. This checklist will...
WorkSafe
Checklist
19 Jul 2021
Between July 2018 and May 2021, WorkSafe WA undertook a proactive compliance project into engineered stone benchtop fabrication and installation to investigate respirable crystalline silica (RCS)...
WorkSafe
Reports
14 Jul 2021
This publication applies to cafés or restaurant businesses in the state industrial relations system where the business operates as: sole traders (e.g. Jane Smith trading as Jane’s Café)...
Labour Relations
Flyers
02 Jul 2021

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With Christmas not far away, now is the time for employers and employees in the state industrial relations system to check working arrangements for public holidays over the Christmas New Year period. This season’s public holidays are: Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December 2021 and Monday 27 December 2021. Boxing Day, Sunday 26 December 2021 and Tuesday 28 December 2021. New Year’s Day, Saturday 1...
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Nov 2021
On 20 October 2021, the Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) was introduced into State Parliament. The Bill seeks to make Easter Sunday a public holiday, extend coverage of minimum employment conditions to domestic workers employed directly by household employers, increase protection for vulnerable workers and tackle wage theft. The Bill is currently being considered by...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Oct 2021
The WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner has moved to reassure senior leaders that volunteer firefighters will not be adversely affected by the incoming new workplace safety laws. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh met with senior leaders from WAFarmers, Pastoralists and Graziers Association, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades and...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Oct 2021
Wageline has published comprehensive information for state system employers and employees on the public holidays over the Christmas New Year period. This season's public holidays are: Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December 2021 and Monday 27 December 2021 Boxing Day, Sunday 26 December 2021 and Tuesday 28 December 2021 New Year's Day, Saturday 1 January 2022 and Monday 3 January 2022 When Christmas...
Labour Relations
Department News
04 Oct 2021
Media statement from Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA , Minister for Commerce Three-stage action plan to implement Security of Payment reform package Industry education and support to help businesses adapt to changes New laws to commence from August 1 2022 The McGowan Government has today released an action plan for implementing landmark Security of Payment reforms to improve protections for...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Sep 2021
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at workplace safety and health issues in takeaway food outlets. The program will involve inspectors visiting fast food outlets in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2021/22 financial year. WorkSafe Acting Director Carla van Ijzendoorn said today the inspection program had been prompted by continued significant...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Sep 2021
A land development company has been fined $95,000 (and ordered to pay $2044.50 in costs) over an incident in 2018 in which a worker was seriously injured when a wall and a steel plate fell on him. Wormall Civil Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious injury to an employee, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court today...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Sep 2021
The public holiday for the Queen’s Birthday is Monday, 27 September 2021. Employment entitlements for public holidays will vary based on an employee's award coverage and employment arrangements. The Queen’s Birthday 2021 public holiday information page provides information for state system employers and employees on entitlements for: award free employees Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail...
Labour Relations
Department News
14 Sep 2021
A recent compliance matter that started with an anonymous report of wage theft has resulted in Private Sector Labour Relations industrial inspectors recovering over $17,000 in underpayments. The employer, who runs a regional accommodation business, conducted a self-audit after being contacted by an industrial inspector. The audit found that more than 30 employees, including chefs, wait and...
Labour Relations
Department News
06 Sep 2021
Children working at the Perth Royal Show It is nearly time for the Perth Royal Show, and Wageline is giving a timely reminder to all business owners, parents and young workers about children working at the Royal Show. There are restrictions on the ages children can work in Western Australia, and these laws apply to all workplaces including retail outlets, mobile food vans, and amusement rides at...
Labour Relations
Event
01 Sep 2021

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