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To exercise all their powers and perform all their functions a health and safety representative (HSR) and deputies are required to attend a five-day initial training course approved by the Work Health and Safety Commission. The PCBU must allow an HSR and deputies to attend this course, and pay...
Training
All electrical accidents that occur in Western Australia must be reported. The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 require that all electrical accidents, irrespective of their seriousness, must be immediately reported to: the employer (if relevant); and the relevant network operator. If the...
Reporting an electrical accident
Health and safety representative training can only be undertaken with an approved training provider. Training providers are approved by the Work Health and Safety Commission in accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . The following training providers are currently approved the Work...
Training
Make a positive difference. Be a WorkSafe inspector All inspector vacancies are advertised in The West Australian newspaper and on the Government of Western Australia's Job Board (use the Web Search No, Position Number or Keywords box to search for WorkSafe inspector). Job packages giving...
About WorkSafe
This information discusses stress caused by factors in the work environment. While factors outside the workplace can contribute to a person's overall stress response, this information focuses mainly on stress that has occurred as a result of factors within the workplace. Stress can affect everyone...
Stress
This page contains frequently asked questions on woodworking machinery guarding When can the riving knife and top guard be removed on a table saw? The top guard and riving knife can only be removed when performing rebating, grooving or trenching. These tasks generally afford the operator with some...
Guarding
Laser technology is increasingly being used in workplaces. Lasers can be hazardous if appropriate controls and safe systems of work are not used. Scope of the problem Laser beams may cause damage to eyes or skin. The risk of eye injury from laser light and heat is particularly of concern as eyes...
Plant and machinery
This page contains frequently asked questions on first aid. First aid is the immediate treatment or care given to someone suffering from an injury or illness. The initial treatment a person receives directly after an injury, accident or when a person becomes ill at work is extremely important in...
First aid
Information on environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in the workplace What is Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)? ETS is smoke from burning tobacco products that is present in the general environment and which people can inhale. It is sometimes called second-hand smoke (SHS). ETS is a complex mixture of...
Smoking
Understanding the safety and health needs of your workplace - A guide for migrant workers Available in the following languages: Arabic Bosnian Burmese English Simplified Chinese Swahili Tagalog Vietnamese In Western Australia, the law requires that a high standard of safety must be provided at your...
New and young workers

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The Western Australian work health and safety laws require Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) to take care of the safety and health of their workers and others at the workplace...
WorkSafe
Information
08 Sep 2022
The Western Australian occupational safety and health laws require employers to take care of the safety and health of their workers and others at the workplace. This includes: providing and...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
09 Feb 2022
The Western Australian work health and safety laws require Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) to take care of the safety and health of their workers and others at the workplace...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
13 Sep 2022
This guide provides guidance in managing the risks associated with approved and controlled traffic and essential services across regional borders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
25 Oct 2022
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 requires Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) to provide for the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace. This includes:...
WorkSafe
Information
13 Sep 2022
While it is reasonable to be concerned about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, there are a number of actions you can take to look after your mental health during this challenging time. Access...
WorkSafe
Information
16 Sep 2022
It is reasonable for workers to experience increased worry, anxiety and stress about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Managing the risk to mental health during this time means workers will have...
WorkSafe
Information
13 Sep 2022
Safe Work Australia has created an easy to follow infographic to advise workplaces on the steps they should take if a worker comes down with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
WorkSafe
Information
23 Sep 2021
The Western Australian strategy and framework for the prevention and management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders are intended as useful resources for stakeholders who can influence...
WorkSafe
Information
11 Feb 2020
ThinkSafe is the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s flagship online publication for workplace safety and health in Western Australia. ThinkSafe magazine - July 2022 ThinkSafe...
WorkSafe
Newsletter
22 Jul 2022

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