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Read a brief outline of WorkSafe's vision, goals, role and key priorities. What is WorkSafe's vision for work health and safety? Healthy and safe workplaces in Western Australia. What is our goal? To reduce work-related fatalities by ten percent and reduce the incidence of serious injuries and...
About the strategy
WorkSafe: The way forward is a high-level three-year rolling strategy to guide WorkSafe’s efforts to influence the industry to reduce work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses, going beyond day-to-day regulatory activities. The way forward will be implemented during the 2023-24 to 2025-26...
About the strategy
Guidelines provide more information on the requirements of legislation and detail good practice. Dealing with bullying at work - guideline Development of an operating manual for tailings storage - guideline Diesel transport, storage and refuelling underground - guideline Effective safety and health...
Guides
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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25 Jan 2024
The travelling block of a work-over rig struck the crown of the derrick. After the block hit the crown, the derrick tilted slightly away from the rig floor towards draw works, resulting in failure of...
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25 Jan 2024
An electrical supervisor conducting a walkabout after a pre-start noticed smoke and heard a strange noise coming from a generator. Assuming it could be running out of fuel, he lifted the access cover...
WorkSafe
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25 Jan 2024
After a cleaning pig run of an oil pipeline, the pig (pipeline inspection gauge) was cleaned, dismantled, checked and reassembled. A cotter pin was required to complete the job. A worker involved in...
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25 Jan 2024
At the beginning of a work-over operation on an oil well, a mobile lighting tower was erected to provide light during night activities. A few days later, the tower fell onto the lighting plant...
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25 Jan 2024
A new member of a drilling crew was asked to clear excess drill cuttings around a “possum belly”. Also known as a distribution box or flowline trap, this part of a drilling rig slows the velocity of...
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25 Jan 2024
During a mechanical inspection of the crown block on top of a drilling derrick, one of the turnbuckles on the side brake was found to be fractured. A decision was made to repair weld the turnbuckle...
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25 Jan 2024
A hydraulic cylinder used to lower and raise a rig’s derrick was found to be faulty and was replaced with a substituted part, rather than that supplied by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM)...
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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 24 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Apr 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 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 32 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2024
Unleaded petrol (ULP) prices often grab the headlines but for many West Aussie drivers, diesel is the lifeblood that keeps their utes, trucks, 4WDs and family cars running. Currently, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fill the tank with petrol, but Consumer Protection’s FuelWatch team often receives questions asking when the cheapest day is for diesel. Diesel does not follow a price cycle in the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Apr 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 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 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 April 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Apr 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 March 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 33 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 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 20 March 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 33 cents per litre...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 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 13 March 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Mar 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 6 March 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 31 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Mar 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 28 February 2024), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 32 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Feb 2024

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