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Making construction safer

WorkSafe has released fact sheets for the construction industry regarding preventing manual task injuries.

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WA Work Safety Awards 2018

Has your organisation achieved excellence in safety? Then consider being part of the 2018 Work Safety Awards.

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Working in roof spaces

Turn off, lockout, be safe – new laws apply if you work in the roof space of a house – for more information see our guidance note.

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WorkSafe

Announcements & Publications

Safety alert 03/2018 Worker fatally injured during plant...

WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which an employee was fatally injured. He was struck by a section of pipe at a wastewater treatment plant during...

Safety alert 02/2018 Vehicle hoist service and maintenance

The purpose of this Safety Alert is to remind workplaces of the importance of conducting regular service and inspections for vehicle hoists. WorkSafe Western...

Safety alert 01/2018 - Worker seriously injured by...

A serious accident at a mechanical workshop involving the ignition of a flammable liquid is currently being investigated by DMIRS. The workshop uses a...

FGS Contracting and Company Director fined total of $327...

FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17...

Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd fined $160,000 over the death of...

Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Shaw’s Cartage Contractors, was fined in relation to the deaths of two labourers. The deaths were caused by falling...

Lightning and outdoor work

This fact sheet provides information about lightning and includes duties for employers of outdoor workers and precautions to be taken to reduce the risk of...

Reminder of electrical hazards when working in roof spaces

Building and Energy (formerly EnergySafety) and WorkSafe have issued a reminder on the importance of understanding and avoiding the electrical hazards in...

Guidance note - Working in roof spaces

New legislation will be coming into effect on 14 May 2018 which will require all workers performing work for reward at “domestic-type” premises, turn off all...

Fines total $59500 over safety breaches causing serious...

The City of Armadale and the former manager of its landfill facility have been fined a total of $59500 plus costs after a member of the public was seriously...

Choosing the right mental health training for your...

This guide is designed to help any workplace, regardless of industry, identify effective mental health training for specific occupational groups within an...

2017 High Risk Work Licence Assessors Seminar

In November 2017, WorkSafe held a series of seminars for High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) Assessors registered under the Occupational Safety and Health...

Manual tasks solutions - Plumbers

Tasks carried out by plumbers can increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains and strains due to awkward postures, repetitive actions and...

WorkSafe education resources
WorkSafe fatigue management
WorkSafe High Risk Work Licence
Work Health and Safety Legislation Reform
Prevent slips and trips in the workplace
Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations