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Workplaces covered by the Work Health and Safety Mines Regulations have a requirement to notify the regulator of reportable incidents, including sexual harassment. More information is available in the Gendered violence: Notification of sexual harassment and/or assault to Mines Safety: Information...
Sexual harassment awareness reporting engagement (SHare)
Manage it. Report it.
SHare campaign Phase three - Sexual harassment is a work health and safety hazard: Manage it. Report it.
SHare campaign Phase three - Sexual harassment is a work health and safety hazard: Manage it. Report it., by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety - WorkSafe
SHare campaign phase three: Sexual harassment is a work health and safety hazard, by WorkSafe, Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety On 29 November 2022, the Western Australian Government released a statement...
Sexual harassment awareness reporting engagement (SHare)
During October each year, WorkSafe asks PCBUs and workers to join us in raising work health and safety awareness for National Safe Work Month. The theme for 2023 is “ Our way forward: Prioritising healthy and safe workplaces ”. This theme aligns with WorkSafe strategy 2023-25: The Way Forward...
Safe Work Month
Listed here are guidance materials and reports including inquiries into sexual harassment and guidance material to assist in keeping workplaces free from violence, harassment, discrimination and disrespect. Tools Sexual harassment evaluation for mine workers The ‘ Sexual harassment evaluation for...
Sexual harassment awareness reporting engagement (SHare)
WorkSafe undertakes educational and awareness campaigns to promote work health and safety in workplaces throughout the year. Campaigns can range from large scale public awareness efforts which might be seen on video streamlining, radio, outdoor, social media and web, with extensive public relation...
WorkSafe awareness campaigns
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...
Manage your existing high risk work licence
This information is to assist in recognising symptoms of cyanide poisoning, and for the provision of timely and appropriate first aid and medical support. It applies to the transport, transfer, storage and use of cyanide on a mine site. Health effects: Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) is a highly toxic and...
First aid
A high risk work licence (HRWL) is required when carrying out certain high risk work including operating cranes, boilers, forklifts, hoists, reach stackers, reciprocating steam engines, rigging, scaffolding and turbines. A HRWL is recognised in all states and territories of Australia, enabling the...
Information about high risk work licences
Application for a new or renewal high risk work licence must be submitted with a ‘passport quality’ identification photograph which meets the required standards. There are many photograph service providers who can help you to take an appropriate photograph and will provide you with a digital copy...
High risk work licence application
The following information is provided to support registered training organisations (RTO) who submit HRWL applications on behalf of applicants. More detail can be found in the following Information sheet. Registered training organisations lodging high risk work licence applications: Information...
Information about high risk work licences

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WorkSafe Mines Safety recognises that reporting an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment can be a confronting and traumatic experience. This guidance is designed to provide you with...
WorkSafe
Information
31 Jul 2023
This report provides the findings of a Roadshow run by the WorkSafe Group (WorkSafe) of the Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) to explore existing practices for...
WorkSafe
Reports
04 Dec 2023
If you wish to apply for a new high risk work licence, you will be required to submit this form.
WorkSafe
Form – application
31 Jul 2023
If you are applying for an high risk work application follow these instructions.
WorkSafe
Information
27 Jul 2023
Use this application form to apply for one or more classes of high risk work to be added to your existing WA licence.
WorkSafe
Form – application
31 Jul 2023
This guide is for holders of certificates of competency issued under the mines safety and inspection regulations seeking to update their certificate under the work health and safety mines regulations.
WorkSafe
Information
01 Feb 2024
This guide is for candidates wishing to attach supporting documentation.
WorkSafe
Information
29 May 2023
WorkSafe Mines Safety has conducted a review of mine inspection reports, including traffic management audits and incident factors, from 2019–2022. These identified a number of common issues that may...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
04 Dec 2023
This Information sheet: focus on compliance, provides an overview of known hazards when conducting raiseboring activities in underground mines. Raisebore drilling is an underground drilling...
WorkSafe
Information
22 Mar 2023
This information should be used by anyone engaged in mining operations in Western Australia that involve or have the potential to involve naturally occurring radioactive material. This includes...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
12 Dec 2023

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Announcements

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

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