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The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the regulations This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Short video animations...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. How does the WHS Act describe volunteers and volunteer organisations? The WHS Act describes a volunteer as a person who acts on a voluntary basis...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer under WHS? The role and influence a person has in a business determines if they are an officer under the WHS Act. Broadly,...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the role of WorkSafe. What is the role of WorkSafe? The WorkSafe Commissioner is the ‘regulator’ under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (the WHS Act). WorkSafe assists the...
About WorkSafe
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Amendments to Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) and Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the Regulations WHS publications and...
Work health and safety laws
The regulator can grant a group of people an exemption from complying with a regulation of the Work Health and Safety Regulations. These are referred to as a class exemptions. It is important to read class exemptions closely to see if they apply to you, and if you cannot meet all of the conditions...
Class exemptions
Health and safety alerts suggest practical measures to assist in reducing the risk. Significant incident summary Significant Incident Summary No. 1 Employee suffers burn injury from aerosol can dropped in deep fryer Significant Incident Summary No. 2 Scaffolder falls and is injured while carrying...
Health and safety alerts
This guidance is intended to assist local government authorities and amusement device owners/operators in Western Australia understand their duties under Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws with respect to amusement devices. The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and Work Health and Safety (...
Plant and machinery
The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards were held at the State Reception Centre on 28 October 2022. These award recognise outstanding solutions and innovations to specific workplace health and safety problems in Western Australia. This year 71 submissions were received with 36 companies...
Work Safety Awards

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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
The Code of practice Managing the work environment and facilities provides practical guidance to PCBUs on how to manage the work environment and facilities. This Code of practice is an approved code...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
17 Jan 2023
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
14 May 2023
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.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
06 Sep 2023
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
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where construction work is carried out and where construction work products and equipment are used and stored.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
06 Jul 2023

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