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Cannington WA 6107
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This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the role of WorkSafe.
WorkSafe, part of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, is the WHS department that will assist the regulator in the administration of the WHS Act. This includes the provision of inspectors and other staff to secure compliance with the legislation.
To align with the legislative change the Department has consolidated all its workplace health and safety inspectorates from the existing WorkSafe, Mines Safety, Petroleum Safety, and the teams that support them, under one shared identity, WorkSafe Western Australia.
A unified identity will simplify communication about the relationship between the WorkSafe Commissioner, as the ‘regulator’ under the WHS Act, and DMIRS as the ‘WHS department’.
The WorkSafe WA identity will assist to reinforce the message that there will be one WHS Act for almost all WA workplaces.
Under the WHS Act, inspectors have powers to:
Information on the powers of inspectors in securing compliance, refer to the Overview of Western Australia's Work Health and Safety Act 2020.