The low down on responsible demolition

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Licence holders

WorkSafe Western Australia, together with Dial Before You Dig and the Health Department (at particular venues) will be holding information sessions aimed at demolition licence holders, with a focus on:

  • the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996, in particular the requirement to comply with Australian Standard 2601 – 2001 ‘Demolition of Structures’;
  • Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) Demolition Licence holder audit process and general licence holder responsibilities;
  • the importance of prompt identification of underground and overhead services and the timely disconnection of utility services when it comes to demolitions; and
  • the ROAD TO REUSE project and the ease with which a recycling project can be de-railed if incorrect asbestos management occurs during the demolition process.


  • Chris Kirwin, Director of WorkSafe Industrial and Regional;
  • Denise Rowling, Principal Audit and Special Investigations Officer;
  • Pierina Otness, Senior Toxicologist, Department of Health; and
  • Justin Scotchbrook, State Manager, DIAL Before You Dig.

The WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner encourages all demolition licence holders to attend.

Information sessions

East Perth

Date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Time: 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Level 2 - Wandju and Kaartdjini rooms,  1 Adelaide Terrace East Perth, WA 6004 



Date: Friday, 26 July 2019

Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Venue: Bunbury Tower, 10th Floor, 61 Victoria Street, Bunbury, WA 6230



Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Venue: Beryl Grant Community Centre, 31 Townsend Street, Lockyer, WA 6330



Date: Friday, August 2, 2019

Venue:  Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Corner of Hunter and Broadwood Streets, West Kalgoorlie, WA 6330

Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM


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