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This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new 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...
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
These publications and videos are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. Introduction to the new work health and safety (WHS) laws Western Australia's Work Health and Safety Act 2020 - guide (dmirs.wa.gov...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the role of WorkSafe. What is the role of the Department? WorkSafe, part of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, is the WHS department that will assist the...
About WorkSafe
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Will there be a transition period for businesses to adopt the new laws? Yes, transitional arrangements are now in place where duties are new...
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. The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the Regulations WHS publications and...
Work health and safety laws
The regulator can grant a group of people an exemption from complying with a regulation of the Work Health and Safety Regulations. These are referred to as a class exemptions. It is important to read class exemptions closely to see if they apply to you, and if you cannot meet all of the conditions...
Class exemptions
Health and safety alerts suggest practical measures to assist in reducing the risk. Significant Incident summary Significant Incident Summary No. 1 - Employee suffers burn injury from aerosol can dropped in deep fryer Significant Incident Summary No. 2 - Scaffolder falls and is injured while...
Health and safety alerts
The Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee (MAPAC) is a tripartite body made up of employee, employer and government representatives as well as work health and safety experts. What is the Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee? The Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee was established under the...
Mining Petroleum Advisory Committee
This page contains frequently asked questions relating to managing statutory positions on mine sites What does “at or near a mine” mean for site senior executives? The WHS (Mines) Regulations require the site senior executive to be located at or near the mine, which ensures they are available to...
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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
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
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 poster is a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Jul 2022

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