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These information sheets provide information on how human factors can contribute to a sequence of events that lead to a major incident and how the inclusion of human factors can assist major hazard facility operations. Case study chemical release This case study is based on the fire and a series of...
Human factors
Information sheets provide concise information about legislation, safety and work practices and answers to common questions or how to do instructions. Focus on compliance Fire risk from transparent bottles containing clear liquids stored in direct sunlight Major inspection requirements for...
Health and safety information sheets
These guides describe practical measure that can be taken to prevent or minimise the risk of harm and contribute to the overall state of knowledge regarding hazards, risks and controls. Nomination of an operator Guide - A death in the workplace: Information for families Health and safety...
Health and safety guides
Notice for commencing exploration activities. This notice is also applicable if mining operations are already being conducted in the area. Use this link Notification of commencement of exploration operations - proforma Who is responsible for the notification? The prospective mine operator must give...
Mining operational notices (MON)
The WHS Act provides for the establishment of the: WorkSafe Commissioner Chief Inspector of Mines Chief Inspector Petroleum Safety Work Health and Safety Commission (WHSC) Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee (MAPAC) Work Health and Safety Tribunal. Work Health and Safety Commission The Work...
About WorkSafe
WHS guidance kits are resources that include short animations which can be used at health and safety meetings or toolbox meetings to raise awareness of responsibilities and duties under the Work Health and Safety laws. Introducing WHS laws Guide to WHS resources – Introducing WHS laws [ Youtube...
Work health and safety laws
These publications are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Statement of Regulatory Intent This Statement from the regulator provides the principles for the regulatory approach that WorkSafe (...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. A WHS service provider is a person conducting a business or undertaking ( PCBU ) that provides work health and safety services to another...
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 considered a worker? Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 a worker is any person who carries out work for a PCBU , including work...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
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

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Background WorkSafe Mines Safety has noted an increase in the number of incident notifications involving fires caused by transparent bottles containing clear liquids refracting and magnifying...
WorkSafe
Information
20 Dec 2022
Purpose of strategy To continue to drive improvements in the workplace management of hazardous dusts and protect workers from harm. Focus areas Asbestos Found extensively in older WA building...
WorkSafe
Information
21 Dec 2022
Background Inspection and maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements are critical for the safe operation of all cranes including registered mobile cranes and tower cranes...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Dec 2022
Mining operations are encouraged to use these audits to assess their business practices, and identify areas for improvement, to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
16 Dec 2022
This Information sheet - focus on compliance, provides an overview of incident data relating to vehicle rollovers on WA mine sites from 1 January 2017 to 30 May 2022 and identifies four areas of...
WorkSafe
Information
06 Dec 2022
This application is for persons seeking to be recognised as a ‘competent person’ under the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) to conduct inspections of; r. 235(1B) (b...
WorkSafe
Form – application
28 Nov 2022
This application is for a person seeking to be recognised as a ‘competent person’ to conduct plant design verification under the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022. If an applicant has...
WorkSafe
Form – application
28 Nov 2022
This information sheet is intended to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to respond to incidents of mine site gendered violence. Background Exposure to gendered violence...
WorkSafe
Information
08 Nov 2022
Information on the submission of hygiene samples into SRS. How do I submit sample results via SRS? For information on lodging individual sample results, refer to the SRS help videos. SRS has a bulk...
WorkSafe
Form – notification
11 Jan 2023
Mine operators applying for an exemption from the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 for a mining operation are required to complete the Request for an exemption via SRS for a mining...
WorkSafe
Form – application
06 Oct 2022

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Announcements

Work health and safety regulations for the control of psychosocial risks will come into effect on 24 December 2022. These regulations will require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate psychosocial risks, or to minimise them so far as is reasonably practicable. This new duty places psychosocial hazards on the same footing as other significant hazards such as falls or...
WorkSafe
Department News
23 Dec 2022
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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