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Challenging behaviour is any behaviour that causes significant distress or danger to the person of concern or others. It can include an outburst of aggression, or resistant type behaviour by clients...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
09 Oct 2018
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from thicknessers. Maintenance Ensure blades are sharpened at regular intervals and as required. Ensure the dust...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
Orbital sanders range in noise level quite dramatically, the quietest currently being the Festo and ELU brands (80-82 dB(A)). The noise levels are directly affected by the quality and condition of...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Hand held belt sanders range in noise level from 92 to 103 dB(A). The noise levels are directly affected by the quality and condition of the tool. The free running noise level of a belt sander is...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from routers. Maintenance Ensure blades are sharpened at regular intervals and as required. Ensure bearings and...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
Angle grinders are used extensively in the metalworking and panel beating areas and can be used for wood carving when equipped with an "Arbortech" woodcarving disc. Other accessories such as...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Electric drills vary in noise output according to type. Hammer drills produce the highest noise levels because of their impact function. The quality and method of construction of the drill also...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from buzzer/planers. The buzzer or planer, is common throughout woodwork shops. Noise levels produced by the machine...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from electric metal cutting hand shears. Electric metal cutting hand shears are the modern replacement for tin snips...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
The noise levels of bench and pedestal grinders vary with the type of work being performed on the tool. Larger pieces of metal such as 50 mm angle iron will produce much more noise (typically 105 dB(...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014

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The public holiday dates have been released for the year 2020. The Public holidays in Western Australia page has been updated to include these dates. For the dates of previous years public holidays visit the Previous years public holiday dates page .
Labour Relations
Department News
02 Jan 2018
Over the festive season Wageline's opening hours will be: Monday 25 December Closed Tuesday 26 December Closed Wednesday 27 December 10am - 4.30pm Thursday 28 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday 29 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday 1 January Closed Tuesday 2 January 8.30am - 4.30pm Call Wageline on 1300 655 2666. Wageline deals with queries about: pay rates, leave entitlements and other employment...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Dec 2017
The Wageline Newsletter December edition was sent last week to approximately 10,000 subscribers, and has been published on the Wageline website. This edition features information about the upcoming Christmas / New Year 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...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Dec 2017
The festive season has arrived! In preparation for the Christmas/ New Year period many businesses often employ extra staff as Christmas casuals to manage the increase in retail trading hours and customers over this time. Employers need to be aware of their obligations when hiring employees in this type of employment arrangement. A casual employee is someone who works irregular hours each week...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Dec 2017
Since March this year the Department has been conducting a proactive compliance campaign about the employment of children in the fast food industry. The campaign has been aimed at fast food businesses in the Perth metropolitan area and is about educating employers about the employment of children laws under the Children and Community Services Act 2004 . The Department is now extending this...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Oct 2017
A common misconception about the employment of casual employees is that an employee can be a 'full time casual' or a 'permanent casual.' A casual employee is an employee employed to work on an irregular basis with no expectation of ongoing work. There is no type of employment which is 'full time casual' or 'permanent casual.' Employers need to be aware that if a casual employee is working regular...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Oct 2017
A common question Wageline is asked by both employers and employees is 'which WA award applies?' WA awards are legal documents that cover many businesses and employees in the state industrial relations system and these awards set the minimum pay rates and entitlements for an industry or occupation. Knowing which award covers a particular industry or occupation can sometimes be complex. Wageline...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Oct 2017
Business owners and business advisors need to be aware that all employers must comply with Western Australia's laws on employment of children. The Children and Community Services Act 2004 regulates where, when, and at what age children can be employed. In most industries, children under 15 cannot be employed unless they are working in a family business run by a relative or in a not for profit...
Labour Relations
Department News
02 Oct 2017
Wageline often receives calls about the requirements for paying out annual leave when an employee resigns or is terminated. Under the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 employees who leave their employment lawfully, or who are dismissed by the employer through no fault of their own, must receive payment for all annual leave (including pro rata annual leave) on termination. Under this Act,...
Labour Relations
Department News
28 Sep 2017
Monday 25 September is the Queen's Birthday public holiday in Perth and most of regional Western Australia. Employers in the state industrial relations system can check their employment obligations for this public holiday on the Pay rates for public holidays page or contact Wageline for more information.
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Sep 2017

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