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A health and safety representative (HSR) is elected by their work group under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to represent workers in work health and safety (WHS) matters. A worker can ask their person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) to conduct an election for one or...
Electing a health and safety representative
An elected health and safety representative (HSR) has powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) to issue PINs and stop unsafe work. What is a PIN? A PIN is a written notice a trained HSR can issue to a person, requiring them to address a work health and safety (WHS) issue. An HSR...
Responsibilities and functions
There are two types of licence (Class1 and 2). Each licence is valid for a period of three years and is endorsed with a number of conditions and legislation that relate to the way demolition work is carried out in WA. The following frequently asked questions deal with the different classes of...
Demolition licence
An application for a replacement high risk work licence or accreditation document which has been lost, stolen or destroyed can be lodged using our online portal. You will be required to complete a declaration describing the circumstances in which the original document was lost, stolen or destroyed...
Fees, applications, and notification forms
Your High Risk Work Licence expires every 5 years. You must not carry out high risk work until your licence has been renewed. To renew your High Risk Work Licence – Here’s what you will need to have ready: Your High Risk Work Licence number You will find your High Risk Work Licence number on the...
High risk work licence
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A person conducting a business or undertaking must not direct or allow a worker to carry out construction work unless the worker has successfully completed general construction induction training and, if the worker completed the training more than 2 years previously, the worker has carried out...
Construction Induction Training
The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2022 set out mandatory requirements for the provision of construction safety induction training, for a person conducting a business or undertaking ensuring that general construction induction training is provided to workers doing construction work at a...
Construction Induction Training
A general construction induction training card (previously called a white card) remains valid as long as whoever it is issued to, remains consistently within the construction industry. Once training has been completed there is no mandatory requirement to repeat the training; if the holder leaves...
Construction Induction Training
Construction Induction Training cards (CIT) are supplied to an RTO on the condition that the CIT cards are only issued to candidates who provide evidence that they are located in Western Australia at the time of the assessment for the CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry...
Construction Induction Training

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Use this application guide to apply for a high risk work licence.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
If you are a person conducting a business or undertaking such as a business owner or workplace operator (referred to in this guide as a PCBU), this guide is for you. It explains what your duties are...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 Jun 2022
In November 2021 a member of the public sustained a significant head injury when he fell into the pit at a waste transfer facility. The person was pulling a heavy item from his trailer when he fell...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Mar 2022
In November 2021 a member of the public sustained a significant head injury when he fell into the pit at a waste transfer facility. The person was pulling a heavy item from his trailer when he fell...
WorkSafe
Alert
09 May 2022
Employers (or persons conducting a business or undertaking) have a duty under OSH or WHS legislation to eliminate, or if that is not reasonable practicable, minimise the risks of COVID-19 at the...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Feb 2022
Employers have a duty of care under occupational safety and health laws (OSH) to ensure workers are not exposed to hazards in the workplace, as far as practicable. The workplace can be defined...
WorkSafe
Information
22 Nov 2021
The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 was passed as the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. The WHS Act will not commence until proclamation...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Nov 2021
The three-month public consultation period for developing recommendations for the adoption of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations in Western Australia ended on 26 November 2019. A...
WorkSafe
Information
17 Jun 2022
The two-month public consultation period for the modernisation of Western Australia’s Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws ended on 31 August 2018. A total of 66 submissions provided a range of views on...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Nov 2021
The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards were held at Optus Stadium on 22 October 2021. Find out about the finalist in this prestigious event in the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2021...
WorkSafe
Brochure
22 Oct 2021

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Announcements

As many businesses prepare to reopen, WA’s plumbing regulator is urging owners and managers of recently unoccupied buildings to ensure that hot and cold water services are thoroughly flushed before use to clear potentially hazardous stagnation. Building and Energy is supporting an advisory note issued by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), which warns that water quality could change if it...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 May 2020
While the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly, we remain focussed on delivering our services while adhering to advice from Government to protect the health and safety of our staff and the wider community. The department is planning for a range of scenarios and endeavouring to ensure continuity of service. A number of functions can be performed remotely or by using our online...
Corporate
Department News
23 Mar 2020
Under OSH legislation, employers are required to provide and maintain, as far as is practicable, a working environment in which their workers are not exposed to health risks. This includes situations where employees and contractors may be at risk of contracting viruses such as the COVID-19 coronavirus. Employers need to keep up to date with the latest health warnings from the Australian and WA...
WorkSafe
Alert
10 Mar 2020
On Thursday 20 February, the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 passed through the Legislative Assembly of the Western Australian Parliament. The Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum and Industrial Relations said: “I am pleased that the Work Health and Safety Bill has now passed the Legislative Assembly. “The McGowan Government recognises the importance of these reforms and hopes...
WorkSafe
Department News
25 Feb 2020
Our offices will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020. Normal services will return on Thursday 2 January 2020. For urgent enquiries please visit our contact page.
Corporate
Department News
04 Dec 2019
The State Government today tabled the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill in Parliament, paving the way for more modern workplace safety laws that apply to all industries. For more information Media statement - Hon Bill Johnston MLA Work Health and Safety Bill 2019
WorkSafe
Alert
27 Nov 2019
On 18 June 2019, amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations) were Gazetted. The Occupational Safety and Health Amendment Regulations (No.2) 2019 makes changes to the definition of ‘commercial vehicle’ in regulation 3.130 of the OSH regulations. This brings drivers of all commercial and hire vehicles, including taxis within the scope of the fatigue...
WorkSafe
Alert
02 Jul 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is conducting a stakeholder satisfaction survey to invite feedback on our services and our role as a regulator. The results will help DMIRS focus on business areas and services that need performance improvements. If you subscribe to a DMIRS email newsletter or subscriber news service, you may be contacted by email and invited to take...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Apr 2019
On 1 October 2019, amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations) will come into effect. The amendments lower the blood lead removal level thresholds for workers and changes the definition of ‘lead-risk job’. Lead stays in the blood for several months. It is important to take action now to ensure that when the new laws come into effect the blood lead levels of...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Mar 2019
A national safety alert has been issued for four open-flued gas heaters that, under certain circumstances, may produce too much carbon monoxide – potentially causing serious health risks to users. Building and Energy (formerly Energy Safety ) is urging owners of these gas heaters to stop using them immediately. The safety alert applies to: Regency i31 (purchased after 1 January 2010) supplied by...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Mar 2019

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