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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...
Safety cases
A safety case must be in force before any petroleum or geothermal energy operations are commenced or undertaken. The safety case outlines the: type of facility and the activities undertaken types of safety studies undertaken results of those studies safety management arrangements to address the...
Safety cases
The regulator must maintain a current register of operators, ensuring that any change to a nominated operator is updated in the register upon receipt and acceptance of the notification. The notification of change may be made either by the nominee or the existing operator. There may be a change of...
Operator
The regulator must maintain a current register of operators, ensuring that any change to a nominated operator is updated in the register upon receipt and acceptance of the notification. The notification of change may be made either by the nominee or the existing operator. There may be a change of...
Operator
Under the WHS PAGEO regulations no work is permitted on a facility or operation unless the nomination of an operator has been accepted by the regulator and the nominated operator has been added to the register being maintained by the regulator [r. 20]. It should be noted that this requirement over-...
Operator
The Petroleum Retailers Rights and Liabilities Act 1982 (WA) (PRRLA) was introduced in 1982 to increase the bargaining power of fuel retailer to better negotiate competitive prices for fuel supplies by giving retailers the rights to purchase up to 50 percent of their fuel supplies from suppliers...
Consultations
The WorkSafe Petroleum Safety and Dangerous Goods Human Factors Industry Forum brings together opportunities to learn more about human factors in industry through insightful talks and practical case studies from industry speakers and the regulator. Human factors are an integral component of safe...
Human factors
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

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In late 2010 when a well site was being demobilised, a handrail fell from the sub-base walkway of a draw works skid being moved and struck a worker walking below at ground level. The initial contact...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
A gas leak occurred at a compressor station when small bore pipework fractured. The incident resulted in a small natural gas release that was successfully resolved without harm, although the licensee...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
Excavation of a pipeline within a compressor station for the purpose of inspecting the coating integrity resulted in an excavator damaging the pipeline coating. The incident was exacerbated by a lack...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
During works at a compressor station, an excavator struck and fractured a 2 inch diameter utility line. Fortunately, no ignition occurred nor were there any injuries. However, the compressor station...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
A side-boom was working in tandem with a second side-boom to move a pipeline segment into a trench. The working side of the trench had been elevated by placing the spoil on that side. The segment...
WorkSafe
Alert
25 Jan 2024
This presentation is based on the content presented at the 2016 Human Factors Forum.
WorkSafe
Information
22 Jan 2024
This guide highlights the importance of integrating human factors (HF) into safety management systems (SMS) to reduce the likelihood and outcome of major incidents. Many operators are already taking...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
19 Jan 2024
This self-assessment tool and the guide to using the tool have been developed to assist petroleum and major hazard facility operators in designing and maintaining safety management systems that...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jan 2024
This Guide has been developed to provide an overview of the processes for the decommissioning and management of ageing assets in relation to onshore and offshore petroleum and geothermal energy...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
18 Jan 2024
This Guide has been developed to provide operators with assistance to develop and submit a facility design case (FDC), and recognise when an FDC is warranted. You should use this Guide if you are:...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
13 Feb 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 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
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 December 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 35 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 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 6 December 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 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 29 November 2023), the average price of Perth’s regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 34 cents...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Nov 2023

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