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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
Demonstration engines used in training situations consist of an automobile engine mounted in a frame complete with an ignition system, fuel lines, radiator and associated piping, exhaust system and...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Brushcutters are widely used by gardeners. They vary in size, power and quality. Some lightweight units are common around schools and parks. Heavy-duty powerful units are used by some specialists...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
Edgers are used in most workplaces that have lawns and employ gardeners. Edgers can be used for long periods of time and can exceed 85 dB(A). Hearing protection is required for operators of edgers...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from lawn mowers. Rotary lawn mower Introduction Rotary mowers range in noise levels from 84 to 94 dB(A) depending on...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
Chainsaws make rapid cutting of logs and tree pruning possible. They are widely used throughout government agencies, garden and park services, and in the primary industry sector. Petrol powered...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
16 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from combination machines. Maintenance Keep buzzer/thicknesser blades sharp. Use the correct type of saw blade with...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
Sample form for your own use to report accidents or incidents.
WorkSafe
Template
21 May 2014
This Guidance Note on the Elimination of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace [NOHSC: 3019 (2003)] is intended to provide information and advice to employers, workers, unions, occupational...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards. The hazard identification tools were developed following interviews with...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014

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Announcements

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
Wageline often receives calls from employees who believe they have not been paid the correct wages or entitlements and Wageline advises clients on the process for resolving an underpayment issue. Wageline has developed a new fact sheet about this process which outlines the steps for an employee to follow if they are concerned about underpayment of wages or entitlements. Wageline is able to assist...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 Oct 2017
The Wageline Newsletter September edition has been published. This edition features information about the Perth Royal Show and the information employers need to know when employing temporary staff for this event. Wageline Newsletter is an email service which provides updates on: increase to state minimum wage and WA award rates of pay other changes to key WA awards critical issues employers need...
Labour Relations
Department News
12 Sep 2017
The Perth Royal Show is fast approaching and each year the Show provides employment opportunities for many people in a wide range of jobs. Business owners who want to employ children at the Perth Royal Show must abide by the provisions of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 which regulates where, when and at what age children can be employed. These laws apply to children in all...
Labour Relations
Department News
04 Sep 2017
Premier Mark McGowan on Sunday 27 August 2017 announced an increase of penalties for workplace safety offences to bring Western Australia into line with other states and ensure penalties better reflect the importance of a safe workplace. Media statement
WorkSafe
Alert
28 Aug 2017
Earlier this year the Department conducted a proactive compliance campaign about the employment of children in the fast food industry. Almost 1000 fast food employers across the Perth metropolitan area were provided with an information pack about the employment of children under the Children and Community Services Act 2004 . Information was also sent to the offices of relevant franchise groups...
Labour Relations
Department News
28 Aug 2017
Getting the right employment information from the right people is critical to business success. Wageline often gets calls in which small business owners say – “I had no idea I had to pay that” when Wageline tells them about their employment obligations. Western Australia has two industrial relations systems and a business owner’s employment obligations will depend on which system covers their...
Labour Relations
Department News
21 Aug 2017
Wageline has launched new versions of its popular leave calculation guides. The annual leave, sick leave and long service leave calculation guides explain and provide examples of how to calculate leave entitlements. These guides are available on the Wageline leave calculation guides page .
Labour Relations
Department News
16 Aug 2017
Long service leave payments can be a hidden cost when buying a business. Small business owners and their accountants need to be aware that when someone purchases a business or part of a business in Western Australia, in most circumstances the new owner will take on the long service leave obligations for existing employees, for the whole period of their employment. This applies regardless of...
Labour Relations
Department News
27 Aug 2018

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