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Monthly status reports for mining operations for periods prior to March 31 2022 must be submitted using online using the Safety Regulation System (SRS). Reporting monthly safety performance information (status report) for mining operations provides further details on: What is reported? Who is...
Mining quarterly reports and mining levy
The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines Regulations) require the mine operator to give the regulator a work health and safety report each quarter; this replaces the monthly status report forms (MSRF) that were previously submitted to the Department. The quarterly report is to...
Mining quarterly reports and mining levy
Each mine operator must submit a health and safety report each quarter (quarterly report) to the regulator to meet the requirements of regulation 675W. The quarterly reports need to be submitted as soon as practicable after each quarter but no later than 15 days after the end of each quarter. The...
Mining quarterly reports and mining levy
Procedures are agreed safe ways of completing tasks and are an essential part of any safety management system. Usable procedures increase human reliability by providing a consistent and safe means of performing a task. They can also be job aids to assist with reducing skill- based error from slips...
Human factors
This year 77 submissions were received with 36 companies recognised as finalists. Work health and safety invention of the year 199 employees or less Engentus Pty Ltd – TopTorque precision reactionless bolting system Heat Trap Solutions – Water cooled heat stress vests RM Surveys – New observations...
Work Safety Awards
While PCBUs are responsible for making decisions regarding health and safety, they don’t always have a full understanding of the finer detail or subtleties of the work or working conditions. To help improve this understanding, it is important that PCBUs engage in consultation with their workers...
How do I get started
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) prohibits discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct about WHS. This means that people can raise health and safety issues and concerns at their workplace without fear of discrimination or coercion. What is discrimination? Discrimination is the...
How do I get started
PCBUs have a duty under the Work Health and Safety Act. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of a PCBU. What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
Your rights and responsibilities
Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
Your rights and responsibilities
Notifiable incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . A 'notifiable incident' means: the death of a person; or a serious injury or illness of a person; or a dangerous incident . Need to report a notifiable incident? Preserve the site...
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A health and safety bulletin is a notification issued following cluster of incidents or trends in poor work practices or inadequate control measures. Health and Safety Bulletin No 1 Embrittlement –...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
27 Sep 2022
Persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs), including mine operators, have an obligation to carefully assess the validity of qualifications, supporting documentation and training...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
WorkSafe Mines Safety has received a number of notifications reporting potentially serious incidents involving breakthroughs into areas or headings that have not been barricaded. Recent incidents...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
From 2018 to 2021, six serious incidents relating to air conditioning flushing canisters have been reported on mine sites in Western Australia. In five of these incidents, the flushing canister had...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
A number of incidents have recently occurred when plant has been used to lift, lower or suspend loads near workers. Incidents have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities. Contributory factors...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
Alloy lifting chains and associated components (such as hooks, shackles and links) are used widely across a variety of industries and environments to lift and move loads. There are a number of forms...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
This document clarifies the requirements to advise the regulator under the WHS legislation the following information is provided. The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and Work Health and...
WorkSafe
Information
30 Aug 2022
Form 204 can be used to register multiple items of plant (Pressure Vessels & Boilers only) that are located on a single mine site. Both Form 204 & Form 204 Annexure must be completed.
WorkSafe
Form – registration
11 Aug 2022
The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines Regulations) provide a duty for the mine operator to establish and implement a mine safety management system (MSMS). The MSMS is a...
WorkSafe
Information
08 Aug 2022
The mine safety management system (MSMS) for a mine must contain a level of detail that is appropriate to the mine having regard to the nature, complexity and location of the mining operations, and...
WorkSafe
Information
08 Aug 2022

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Announcements

Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets are now available. The new FAQs cover digital identity and the WA Relationship Authorisation Manager (WARAM). The My Account FAQ has also been updated. The FAQs provide answers to common questions such as: What is a digital identity and why we need to protect it? What is the WARAM and how can it benefit our customers and their business ? Both new...
Corporate
Department News
29 Sep 2022
All inquiry recommendations pertaining to the State Government supported. Read more Media statement
WorkSafe
Alert
21 Sep 2022
The department has released a series of translated information on the WHS laws to assist vulnerable worker groups, including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations. These information sheets are based on the WHS interpretative guidelines, the information sheets contain simplified wording providing people with guidance on the key concepts they need to understand, with hyperlinks...
WorkSafe
Department News
20 Jul 2022
The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 create a duty for the mine operator to establish and implement a mine safety management system (MSMS). The MSMS is the primary means of ensuring safe operations by providing direction to everyone at a mine site. It must be in place before mining operations commence and also applies to exploration operations. To assist mine operators to establish...
WorkSafe
Department News
28 Jun 2022
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and accompanying regulations (WHS laws) commenced on 31 March 2022. The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) impose a new requirement for the operators of earthmoving machinery to hold a high risk work licence (HRWL) for crane operation if the equipment is used as a crane. The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Jun 2022
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