WHS publications

These publications are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws.

WorkSafe policies

These policies support the Statement of Regulatory Intent and provide a framework for how decisions by the regulator and WorkSafe will be made.

Overviews of the WHS laws

Overview documents provide Information on the WHS laws that came into effect in March 2022. Guidance for mines and petroleum regulations will be released at a later date.

Interpretive guidelines

Describe how the WHS regulator believes key concepts in the WHS Act will operate and provide an indication of how the laws will be enforced.

Codes of practice

A code of practice provides detailed information on how you can achieve the standards required under work health and safety (WHS) law.

Visit approved codes of practice to view the list of all approved and transitional codes of practice.


Guides describe practical measure that can be taken to prevent or minimise the risk of harm and contribute to the overall state of knowledge regarding hazards, risks and controls.



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