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This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand WA’s Work Health and Safety laws. Duty holder Refers to any person who owes a work health and safety duty under the WHS Act including a person conducting a business or undertaking...
Work health and safety laws
Learn about worker consultation under the work health and safety laws.
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
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. Regulation 289(2) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines)...
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 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

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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
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
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

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