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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. Overviews of the WHS laws Western Australia's Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Overview of Western Australia's...
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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 department has produced a series of podcasts as part of Safe Work Month 2022 – think psychological – think safety. This series cover a wide range of topics such as asbestos safety, psychosocial hazards, silicosis, consultation and agriculture.
Health and safety podcasts
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...
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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 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 business...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
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 as an employee, contractor, subcontractor, self-employed person, outworker, apprentice or trainee, work experience student, employee of a labour hire company...
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
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. How does the WHS Act describe volunteers and volunteer organisations? The WHS Act describes a volunteer as a person who acts on a voluntary basis...
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 an officer under WHS? The role and influence a person has in a business determines if they are an officer under the WHS Act. Broadly,...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS

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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
04 Dec 2023
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 Dec 2023
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
A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must do what is ‘reasonably practicable’ to keep workers and other people at the workplace healthy and safe. PCBUs must eliminate risks to health...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Aug 2022
Report an incident to WorkSafe posters are a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
WorkSafe
Poster
02 Mar 2023

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