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How can I comply with the new work health and safety laws? Under the Work Health and Safety and Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), duty holders will be required to manage the risk of falls at workplaces, as prescribed by the following regulations: Regulation 78 – Management of risk of fall...
Slips and trips and falls
A safety levy is payable by the registered operator in respect of a licence or permit area for which there is a safety system in force for a petroleum and geothermal energy operation for the whole or part of a levy period. Refer to: Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Act 2011 Petroleum...
Operator
Submitting a diving start-up notice Following acceptance of a diving safety management system, any diving works planned to be conducted must be submitted in writing to the regulator. Submit your application online Click here to submit your application online Petroleum and geothermal energy...
Diving
If a serious injury or illness arises through the conduct of a business or undertaking, the PCBU must ensure the regulator is notified immediately. The regulator is notified by calling 1800 678 198 (24 hours). For general workplaces you may also be asked to lodge information online . All mining...
Report an incident
Check out WorkSafe’s range of videos. These videos are free to view and can be used by workplaces, people who are studying safety and health and for training and teaching purposes. General information Hazard awareness Managing the risk of falls at workplaces: Running time: 13:05 mins Falling from...
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The purpose of this guide is to provide advice to diving contractors on the preparation and lodgement requirements of diving start-up notices in accordance with the WHS Act and WHS PAGEO Regulations...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
13 Feb 2024
The purpose of this guide is to assist operators in identifying effective control measures of hazards that have the potential to cause major accident events (MAEs) and the development of performance...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
18 Jan 2024
This guide provide operators with assistance to meet their obligations for effective bridging and simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) documentation.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
18 Jan 2024
This guide provides operators with assistance to meet their obligations for reducing the risks associated with facilities and operations so far as is reasonably practicable (SFAIRP).
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
18 Jan 2024
Guildelines provide more information on the requirements of legislation and details good practice. Alcohol and other drugs at the workplace - guideline Dealing with bullying at work - guideline...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
08 Jan 2024
The Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – Consumer Protection Division (Consumer Protection) has undertaken a review of the Petroleum Retailers Rights and Liabilities Act 1982...
Consumer Protection
Reports
04 Dec 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
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

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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 17 May 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 27 cents per litre (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 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 15 March 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 22 cents per litre (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2023
Businesses and undertakings must notify the regulator of certain incidents that arise out of the conduct of a business or undertaking at a workplace. The Interpretive guidelines - Incident notification will help you decide when and how to notify a work-related death, injury, illness or dangerous incident (further notification requirements apply to mines and petroleum and geothermal operations –...
WorkSafe
Alert
28 Feb 2023
Work health and safety regulations for the control of psychosocial risks will come into effect on 24 December 2022. These regulations will require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate psychosocial risks, or to minimise them so far as is reasonably practicable. This new duty places psychosocial hazards on the same footing as other significant hazards such as falls or...
WorkSafe
Department News
23 Dec 2022
Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets are now available. The new FAQs cover digital identity and the WA Relationship Authorisation Manager (WARAM). The My Account FAQ has also been updated. The FAQs provide answers to common questions such as: What is a digital identity and why we need to protect it? What is the WARAM and how can it benefit our customers and their business ? Both new...
Corporate
Department News
29 Sep 2022
The department has released a series of translated information on the WHS laws to assist vulnerable worker groups, including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations. These information sheets are based on the WHS interpretative guidelines, the information sheets contain simplified wording providing people with guidance on the key concepts they need to understand, with hyperlinks...
WorkSafe
Department News
20 Jul 2022
14 June 2022 Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 15 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2022
Tuesday, 7 June 2022 ServiceWA app upgrades will ensure users have easy access to FuelWatch Interactive functionality and map will show fuel prices available near users Next addition to ServiceWA app continues journey in redefining the way Western Australians interact with government services The McGowan Government has updated its ServiceWA app to include FuelWatch, providing an easy to navigate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2022

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