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A series of resources including interpretive guidelines, guides, and information sheets were developed to provide support and assistance to onshore and offshore petroleum, pipeline and geothermal energy operators to meet their commitments under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and Work Health...
Safety cases
Petroleum safety significant incident reports issued prior to 31 March 2022. Significant incident reports suggest practical measures to assist in reducing the risk of incidents reoccuring. 2018 Petroleum Safety Significant Incident Report No. 02/2018 - Inadequate electrical isolation leads to...
Health and safety alerts
Health and safety representatives (HSRs) contribute to improving the health and safety of the workers in the petroleum and geothermal facilities. Trained HSR’s have powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 to represent their work group in work health and safety matters and can be part of...
Consulting with workers
Consultation is a collaborative process between operators of petroleum and geothermal energy facilities and their workers. It involves sharing information and ensuring that views of workers are taken into account when making decisions. The Work Health and Safety (Petroleum and Geothermal Energy...
Consulting with workers
These guides provide support and assistance to onshore and offshore petroleum, pipeline and geothermal energy operators to meet their commitments under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and Work Health and Safety (Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Operations) Regulations 2022. Audits, review and...
Guides
No diving is permitted until there is an approved or accepted diving project plan (DPP) in place. The DPP must describe each diving operation that is part of the diving project. If necessary a separate DPP for each start-up notice may be required if significant changes to the diving work scope,...
Diving
A series of guides have been developed to provide support and assist licensees and operators to meet their commitments under the Work Health and Safety Act and the Work Health and Safety Work Health and Safety (Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Operations) Regulations 2022. Interpretive guidelines...
Safety cases
Diving operations are covered in detail in Part 3 of the WHS PAGEO Regulations. Before any diving can be undertaken, the diving contractor must have a diving safety management system (DSMS) in force that has been accepted by the regulator and also a diving project plan (DPP). It is important that...
Diving
Before any diving can be undertaken, the diving contractor must have a diving safety management system (DSMS) in force that has been accepted by the regulator and also a diving project plan (DPP). A diving safety management system (DSMS) outlines how the diving contractor will undertake diving...
Diving
The facility design case (FDC) is aimed at innovative or non-standard petroleum developments. The operator must decide whether an FDC is appropriate for their proposed facility by considering whether it: will use new technology, new applications for existing technology, new materials, new types of...
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These transitional provisions apply from the commencement of the Work Health and Safety (Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Operations) Regulations 2022 (WHS PAGEO Regulations). Measures that transition...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Feb 2024
On 6 December 2016, an operator at a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) processing facility heard a loud noise coming from an area of the plant during start-up, following major maintenance works. The...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
In November 2017, an electrical installation was de-energised in preparation for the disconnection of temporary power cables and reconnection of permanent power cables at a facility’s electrical...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
Note: This bulletin is issued to raise awareness of potential suicide risk factors for personnel engaged in the resources sector. It is not intended as an instructional document on suicide prevention...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
At a chemical manufacturing plant that produces hydrogen gas and other substances, a potential restriction in the feed line to a hydrogen-fired boiler was identified. Specialist contractors were...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
Note: The Department of Energy, Mines, Indutsry Regulation and Safety’s investigation was ongoing. The information contained in this significant incident report is based on materials received,...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
Note: The information contained in this significant incident report is based on materials received, knowledge and understanding at the time of writing. An operator at a dewatering spread was required...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
A worker fell about 4 metres after a handrail broke away from its support brackets. He had been standing on the lower access landing of the normally unmanned offshore platform, awaiting transfer from...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
An abandonment program was underway on the platform of an offshore drilling rig. The casing strings had been removed from the platform caisson, leaving five 20 inch-diameter conductor pipes. The...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
During repetitive diving operations, using equipment specially designed and built for pipeline construction, a diver’s umbilical was pinched after tangling with an equipment masthead being raised...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024

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Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 21 February 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Feb 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 14 February 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Feb 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 7 February 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
06 Feb 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 31 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Jan 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 24 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 33 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jan 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 17 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Jan 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 10 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jan 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 3 January 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jan 2024
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 27 December 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Dec 2023
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 20 December 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 33 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Dec 2023

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