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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
WorkSafe Licensing Services is currently experiencing an unprecedented volume of high risk work licence applications. If you have not been contacted within 42 days of lodging your application, please have the details of the credit card used for payment handy prior to contacting us, so that we can...
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
WorkSafe takes a systems based approach to the prevention of inappropriate workplace behaviours, such as bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment ) and workplace violence/aggression (including sexual assault ). If a breach is identified, WorkSafe may issue the employer an improvement...
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This Code provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with stevedoring. This Code has been developed to support the WHS Act and WHS Regulations and applies to all...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with abrasive blasting.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively consult with workers who carry out work for the business or undertaking and who are (or are likely to be) directly affected by...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
14 Sep 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively provide first aid in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
20 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to effectively provide first aid in the workplace. It includes information on first aid kits, procedures, facilities and training for first...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with work carried out in a confined space
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to prepare safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals that are being manufactured or imported for use, handling or storage in Australia.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This code of practice provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with workplace noise. Audiometric testing The WHS Regulations impose a duty on PCBUs to conduct...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
04 Oct 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act and provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety.
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where hazardous manual tasks are carried out and provides practical guidance to PCBUs on how to manage health and safety risks associated...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
14 Jul 2022

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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
Welcome to the first issue of ThinkSafe magazine , the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s new flagship online publication for workplace safety and health in Western Australia. The Department is committed to ensuring its resources are allocated to optimise effectiveness and efficiency. This includes looking for new and innovative ways to deliver the services and products we...
WorkSafe
Department News
07 Feb 2019
In December 2018 Mr Darren Kavanagh was appointed the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner. Mr Kavanagh commences this role with a high level of knowledge and experience gained from more than 20 years working in occupational safety and health, in both National and State legislative jurisdictions. His extensive career in occupational safety and health has included appointment as a member of the...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Dec 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has released an updated draft code of practice to help promote and maintain the mental health of FIFO workers in Western Australia. The second draft of the ' Mentally healthy workplaces for fly-in fly-out workers in the resources and construction sectors ' code has been released for further public comment, following a successful initial...
WorkSafe
Department News
23 Aug 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Shaw’s Cartage Contractors, was fined in relation to the deaths of two labourers. The deaths were caused by falling concrete tilt-up panels at a Perth construction site. Axedale, among three parties charged, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of workers, and that failure causing the death of Joseph McDermott and Gerard Bradley. The fine totalled $...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018

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