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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
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
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
20 May 2014
Safety is everyone's responsibility is a poster you may wish to d isplay at your workplace.
WorkSafe
Poster
23 May 2014
Identify the safety and health representatives in your workplace by adding their names to this poster and displaying it.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
The aim of The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984 is to ensure all businesses are responsible for providing safe systems of work to reduce the risk of employees’ being exposure to hazards. This...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
26 May 2014

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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
The new and improved Wageline fact sheets for long service leave and record keeping requirements are now available on the Wageline website. These fact sheets provide critical information that employers and employees need to know about long service leave in Western Australia and record keeping requirements in the state industrial relations system. New employee or subcontractor fact sheet Wageline...
Labour Relations
Department News
07 Aug 2017
In the last few months Wageline has been conducting a proactive campaign highlighting employers' obligations to keep employment records. The response to this campaign has been very positive with employers contacting Wageline for extra information and downloading our record keeping templates which assist small business meet their legal obligations. Keeping employment records is a key business...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Jul 2017
Employees in the state industrial relations system have an entitlement to carers leave from the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 . A full time or part time employee is entitled to use paid sick leave to care for a member of their family or household who is injured or ill. In the first year of employment, a full time or part time employee can use any paid sick leave that he or she has...
Labour Relations
Department News
26 Jul 2017
On Wednesday 12 July the Government announced the development of a modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for Western Australia which is based on the national Work Health and Safety Act. This Bill will replace three acts, the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 , Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 ; and Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Act 2011 . The development of the Bill...
WorkSafe
Alert
12 Jul 2017
Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when working in certain regional towns. A location allowance is paid to employees in regional areas to compensate for the additional cost of living, climatic discomfort, and isolation in these towns. The location allowance is varied in July each year, in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the cost of living, excluding...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Jul 2017
Since it was published in February, Wageline's newly revised Guide to who is in the WA state system has been one of the most popular new pages on the Wageline website. Two different industrial relations systems operate in WA, the state system and the national fair work system. Which system applies to a particular business or organisation and its employees depends on the type of business...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Jul 2017
The state minimum wage for award free employees and all pay rates in WA awards have increased effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2017. In June the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission awarded a $16 per week increase in the state minimum wage for adult award free employees, lifting it to $708.90 per week from 1 July 2017. WA Award rates of pay below $791.90 per...
Labour Relations
Department News
01 Jul 2017
Wageline gets many calls from employers and employees about long service leave obligations when business ownership changes. The state long service leave obligations in the Long Service Leave Act apply to most WA businesses, including businesses covered by national modern awards. Under the Long Service Leave Act the length of employment for an employee's long service leave entitlements is based on...
Labour Relations
Department News
09 Jun 2017
A common misconception amongst employers and employees is that casual employees are not entitled to long service leave. The state long service leave obligations in the Long Service Leave Act apply to most WA businesses, including businesses covered by national modern awards. Under the Long Service Leave Act , full time, part time and casual employees are all entitled to long service leave. The...
Labour Relations
Department News
08 Jun 2017

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