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The WorkSafe Commissioner is the regulator under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2020. The Commissioner is responsible to the Minister for Industrial Relations for the administration of the WHS Act, and any other laws relating to work health and safety administered by the Minister. Functions...
About WorkSafe
Construction work is any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a structure. WHS (Mines) Regulation 289(2) outlines additional types of...
Construction
Interpretive guidelines Interpretive guidelines describe how the WHS regulator believes key concepts in the WHS Act will operate and provide an indication of how the laws will be enforced. The meaning of 'person conducting a business or undertaking’ (PCBU) ( www.wa.gov.au ) How to determine what is...
Regulator's policies and interpretive guidelines
Australian Standards and Australian/New Zealand Standards (Australian Standards) are developed by an independent organisation called Standards Australia. It prepares and publishes voluntary technical and commercial standards which are sometimes adopted by work health and safety regulations...
Australian Standards
Inductions are an important information sharing session that helps to familiarise people with the locations, equipment, materials, processes and tasks they may encounter while working at or visiting a site for the first time. To achieve the best results, inductions need to be tailored and targeted...
New and young workers
In order to register for a WHS Mines Statutory Positions Portal account, certain information must be provided about your identity. The personal information you provide will be used to verify your identity and eligibility to sit an exam. The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 and...
Mines statutory positions portal (MSPP)
The department has developed how-to guides and help videos to assist candidates to navigate within the WHS Mines Statutory Positions Portal. The MSPP help guides and videos should be viewed before using the portal. New guides and videos will be added to these series as they are developed. How-to...
Mines statutory positions portal (MSPP)
Introducing the online system to manage certification and examination processes The WHS Mines Statutory Positions Portal (MSPP) is a learning management system that is configured with learning pathways to manage statutory certification processes and examination enrolments applicable to statutory...
Mines statutory positions portal (MSPP)
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 Construction site security: Unauthorised access Fire risk from transparent bottles containing clear liquids stored in direct...
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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
04 Dec 2023
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
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

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