WHS publications

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

Statement of Regulatory Intent

This Statement from the regulator provides the principles for the regulatory approach that WorkSafe (inclusive of the general industries, mines safety and petroleum safety inspectorates) will use during the first twelve months upon implementation of the work health and safety (WHS) legislation in WA.

The Statement of Regulatory Intent is available on www.wa.gov.au.

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.


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