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Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of synthetic chlorinated organic compounds which has played an important part in many industrial products. What are PCBs? PCBs are very stable chemicals...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
08 Jun 2020
This fact sheet provides information on the legislation covering cyanide in Western Australia as well as safe handling, storage, disposal, health effects, first aid and safety issues relating to...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
29 Jun 2017
Fibreglass is a form of synthetic or man-made mineral fibre. Other forms include rockwool and ceramic fibre. This information deals only with fibreglass. What is fibreglass? There are two common...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
23 May 2014
This case study demonstrates a successful application of ANC – a new technology of noise control for low-frequency noise – to a noise problem in an educational building.
WorkSafe
Information
20 May 2014
The State Industrial Relations Coverage in WA publication uses a range of data sources to provide an estimate of how many employees are within the state industrial relations system.
Labour Relations
Information
20 May 2014
These guidelines for the safe management of high voltage electrical installations are issued under Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 (WA) by the Director of Energy Safety and are endorsed by...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
26 May 2014
This page contains control ideas for some specific tasks in the meat manufacturing industry. Risk factors and solutions Slaughter floor Removing heads, trimming and washing (beef) Risk factors...
WorkSafe
Information
26 May 2014
Display this poster in your workplace to show how to deal with a burn.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
This document has been developed to highlight safety risks and provide information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with occupational safety and health legislation.
WorkSafe
Checklist
20 May 2014
This document provides practical advice to designers, manufacturers, retailers, property owners/managers, trolley collection contractors and the public on the required methods for the safe management of shopping trolleys.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 May 2014

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WA workplaces are being reminded to ensure they have procedures in place to deal with armed holdups and aggressive behaviour. The reminder comes after a number of armed holdups were committed over recent months. WorkSafe Director Sally North said today there were particular concerns for workers in retail premises. “Retail premises that have extended opening hours are most frequently targeted,” Ms...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Mar 2018
The Wageline Newsletter March edition was sent today to approximately 5,000 subscribers, and has been published on the Wageline website. This edition features information about the upcoming Easter public holidays and what employers need to know about their employment obligations over this period, as well as a range of other critical information for state system employers. Wageline newsletter is...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Mar 2018
Monday 5 March is the Labour Day public holiday. Employers should be aware of their employment obligations on this public holiday, including public holiday rates of pay. If an employee is covered by a WA award, check the relevant award on the WA award summaries page . Information about public holidays for award free employees is available on the Pay rates for public holidays page or for further...
Labour Relations
Department News
26 Feb 2018
The Easter period is rapidly approaching and it is important to understand the public holiday obligations for Easter. The Western Australian public holidays for the 2018 Easter period are: Good Friday - Friday 30 March Easter Monday - Monday 2 April Visit the Easter 2018 public holiday arrangements page for: An overview of the Easter public holiday payment arrangements for state system employers...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Feb 2018
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues with scaffolding across the State. The program will continue for the next eight months, and will involve a wide range of workplaces throughout Perth and regional areas of WA. WorkSafe Director Chris Kirwin said today the construction industry had one of the highest number of work-related deaths of all industries, and...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Feb 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety is seeking feedback on a draft code of practice for mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers in the resources and construction sectors in Western Australia. The development of this code was in response to the recommendations and findings of the Legislative Assembly Education and Health Standing Committee final report on...
WorkSafe
Department News
16 Feb 2018
Wageline is participating in the Small Business Development Corporation Bizlik event for small business on Thursday 22 March 2018. The attached flyer has details on this free event for small business owners. Bizlink Flyer March 2018
Labour Relations
Event
15 Feb 2018
All state system employers are legally required to keep employment records. An employee can request to inspect his or her employment records by putting a formal written request to the employer. Employers must comply with this request and allow this to occur by the end of the next pay period after the employee makes the formal request. The Access to records page provides further information. Many...
Labour Relations
Department News
05 Feb 2018
The Children and Community Services Act 2004 regulates where, when, and at what age children can be employed in Western Australia and these laws apply to all employers throughout the state. In most industries, children under 15 cannot be employed unless they are working in a family business run by a relative such as a parent, aunt, uncle or grandparent; performing professionally as an actor,...
Labour Relations
Department News
10 May 2021
The Australia Day public holiday is Friday, 26 January 2018. Employers should know their obligations for this public holiday, including public holiday rates of pay. Information about employer obligations and rates of pay on public holidays for award free employees is available on the Pay rates for public holidays page . Information about employer obligations and rates of pay on public holidays...
Labour Relations
Department News
22 Jan 2018

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