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Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral. Inhaling respirable crystalline silica dust can lead to serious lung conditions such as silicosis. What is silica and where is it found? Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral, also known as silicon dioxide. One common type of crystalline...
Silica
Patricia Blake January 2023 - Current Patricia Blake (known as Trish) became Commissioner for Consumer Protection and Executive Director for Consumer Protection in January 2023. Prior to becoming Commissioner Trish has been the Director of Retail and Services within Consumer Protection and worked...
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Furniture Stability From a toddler’s point of view, home looks like a big playground. They don’t recognise the dangers. The trouble is that most parents don’t recognise the dangers either. Unstable furniture can tip over when a child climbs or pulls on it. This can cause serious injuries if it...
Product safety for consumers
Due to the rising number of incidents, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and consumer protection agencies around Australia encourage all traders to consider their products and the risk to consumers of toppling furniture. Toppling furniture—understanding the risks Many may be...
Product safety for business
Safety in and around a rental property is the responsibility of both the landlord and tenant. Landlord’s responsibility Landlords must ensure the rental premises are safe to live in. Under common law, a landlord has a duty of care to tenants as well as anyone the tenant invites into the property...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights
CP Awards - 2024
CP Awards - 2024, by Consumer Protection
2024 Consumer Protection Awards Congratulations to the 2024 winners - the year we celebrate our 20th anniversary of the awards. Read more at our winners and finalists page . Register your email to be kept informed on winners and updates. About the Consumer...
Consumer Protection Awards
A national recall is being coordinated by a taskforce chaired by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Building and Energy and Consumer Protection are working with the taskforce as the WA regulators. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation...
Electrical installations
Consumer Protection media statements are available online. Ministerial media statements Media statements issued by the Hon Sue Ellery MLC , Minister for Finance; Commerce; Women's Interests, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, are available from the Government Media Office page ...
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Consumer Protection provides a variety of online resources: Online complaint form – use this form for property related disputes and complaints regarding goods or services purchased in or from Western Australia WA ScamNet – profiles the most prevalent scams targeting Western Australians and provides...
Online resources
Consumer Protection provides advice and information for Western Australian consumers, businesses, landlords and tenants. For individual advice you can contact us . The information on this website can help you with answer a question about: housing and accommodation shopping (consumers) and fair...
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Employers are required to ensure that where fitted respirators are required to protect health, these are correctly fitted. Examples of fitted respirators (also called respiratory protective equipment...
WorkSafe
Information
15 Jan 2021
The Digital DMIRS Strategy seeks to improve the department’s operations and service delivery through the effective use of technology. Some goals of the strategy are to modernise digital systems and...
Corporate
Information
23 Dec 2020
It is reasonable for workers to experience increased worry, anxiety and stress about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Managing the risk to mental health during this time means workers will have...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Dec 2023
THIS DOCUMENT IS NO LONGER CURRENT AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. The public comment period on the Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia closed on 26...
WorkSafe
Information
12 Nov 2021
Tremolite asbestos has been identified in the ceramic centre of some Bunsen burner gauze mats in New Zealand and the UK, and preliminary testing has indicated that this may be an issue in gauze mats...
WorkSafe
Alert
08 Jan 2024
WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which a worker suffered serious crush injuries as a result of a large metal sliding gate falling on him. The incident scene is shown in the photograph below...
WorkSafe
Alert
04 Dec 2023
Progress report This report is in response to recommendation 7 of the Ombudsman Western Australia (Ombudsman) report titled Investigation into ways to prevent or reduce deaths of children by drowning...
Building and Energy
Reports
18 Sep 2018
Furniture stability From a child’s point of view, your home looks like a big playground. But there are hidden dangers they don’t recognise. Unstable furniture can tip over when a child climbs or...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
18 Jan 2022
It could have been fatal when Mick, a retired tradesperson, fell from a DIY structure he made with two ladders. He fractured his ribs and vertebrae. His head had swollen ‘like a bowling ball’ from...
Consumer Protection
Brochure
13 Sep 2016
In July 2016 asbestos was found in composite roof panels at the new Perth Children’s Hospital. The roof panels were imported from China and classified as “asbestos free”, but testing by a National...
WorkSafe
Alert
08 Jan 2024

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Non-compliant products containing button batteries pulled from Albany shelves Retailers face penalties for failing to comply with mandatory standards Separate inspections reveal most Albany automotive dealers comply with the law Consumer Protection has sounded a warning for retailers to ensure they are complying with mandatory button battery safety laws or face penalties, after a number of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Mar 2023
Use, sale and hire ban for BeefEater BS28200 models made between 2017 and 2019 Seven electrical fires in WA in the past four years Owners should switch off the fridge and contact Electrolux Home Products WA’s electrical safety regulator has banned the use, sale and hire of a BeefEater outdoor display fridge following seven fires in Perth. The prohibition applies to BeefEater BS28200 models made...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Feb 2023
This Australia Day, many families and friends are planning to get together to make the most of the warm summer day. We all want to have a safe Australia Day, but many summer products can be unsafe if left unattended, not used or stored correctly, particularly with the hot weather expected. For those backyard BBQ gatherings, a portable or in-ground pool may be used to keep cool but they hold...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2023
Vevor 5-in-1 heat press is used to prints designs on clothing and mugs Electrical defects could put users at risk of electric shock Building and Energy has banned the machine’s use, sale or hire in WA Users of a heat press machine could be at risk of electric shock due to defects uncovered by WA’s energy safety regulator. Due to safety concerns, Building and Energy has banned the use, sale or...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Jan 2023
Electric scooters, skateboards and hoverboards will no doubt appear under many Christmas trees this year, however there’s a very good reason why families should avoid buying eRideables as gifts for their children this festive season. While they may be an increasingly popular and fun way to get around, the reality is that eRideables are not toys and they are capable of causing very serious...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Dec 2022
LED String Fairy Lights Net Mesh does not comply with electrical safety standards Buyers of this product must discontinue use and unplug immediately One consumer has reported an electrical shock injury needing hospital treatment Consumers are being urgently warned about dangerous Christmas lights that have caused an electric shock injury and are believed to have been sold recently in WA. In a...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Dec 2022
Critical warning when using rechargeable batteries Number of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries rising sharply Think twice before buying rechargeable devices without original charger Take charge of your safety. That is the message for everyone buying or receiving a lithium-ion powered gift this Christmas. Consumer Protection is warning that lithium-ion battery chargers, and the way they are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Nov 2022
Warning for children to avoid riding quad bikes during upcoming summer holidays Over a third of child drowning deaths in 2021-22 occurred in a swimming pool Portable pools, trampolines and gifts containing button batteries are other hazards As the weather heats up, many families are looking forward to spending more time outdoors and around water. Consumer Protection wants to help keep children...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Nov 2022
Exploding gunpowder used in a cap gun causes serious hand injury High Wycombe boy is being treated for second degree burns General warning about Halloween novelty items that may pose hazards Consumer Protection is investigating a Halloween-related incident involving exploding gunpowder that has caused a serious injury to a Perth boy’s hand. The 11 year old boy was opening a packet of ring caps to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2022
Toys and novelty items dangerous to young children found to be on sale Discovery follows product safety inspections during the Royal Show Infringement notices to be issued to stallholders and suppliers Several stallholders and their suppliers will be issued with infringement notices of up to $6,600 by Consumer Protection after product safety inspectors found numerous unsafe toys and novelty items...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2022

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