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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
Proceedings for an offence against the WHS Act can only be brought by the regulator or public service officer working in the Department. Industrial manslaughter offences may only be brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions. Health and safety duty offences [sections 30A-33] The WHS Act...
About WorkSafe
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
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
This page answers the most common questions asked by high risk work licence applicants. When will my application be finalised Application processing times vary depending on the volume of applications being received and the completeness of the application submitted. If your application is missing...
Information about high risk work licences
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)

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WorkSafe is aware of several recent incidents that resulted in people being exposed to asbestos where workers have conducted repairs on fire doors containing friable asbestos. Historically, fire...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Dec 2023
During Safe Work Month 2023, WorkSafe held three forums which brought together experts on occupational health and hygiene, psychosocial hazards and agriculture. Below are the PowerPoint presentations...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Nov 2023
Pursuant to regulation 684 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines Regulations), I have determined on my own initiative to grant an exemption from the requirement that an...
WorkSafe
Information
06 Nov 2023
WorkSafe is aware of at least eight known asbestos exposure incidents, which occurred between June 2020 and April 2023. These directly related to asbestos containing flooring materials. These...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Dec 2023
WorkSafe has become aware of risks arising from a lack of maintenance of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at workplaces. An AED is a piece of first aid equipment designed to be used by any...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
18 Sep 2023
This information sheet lists the duties of a competent person – inspection and maintenance of plant for the Perth Royal Show.
WorkSafe
Information
13 Sep 2023
Summary of incident There have been multiple fatalities in separate incidents at Western Australian workplaces as a result of crush injuries from falling trailer ramps. The trailer ramps were...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
10 Aug 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 information sheet is provided for registered training organisations submitting high risk work licences (HRWL) on behalf of students.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
02 Aug 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

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