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Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 12 October 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 152.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 140.5 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Oct 2011
The five winners of the prestigious 2011 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced on Friday. Decimil, the Public Transport Authority, Wellington Dam Alliance, Leicon Notley and John McDonnell from Hollywood Private Hospital are the winners of the five award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Oct 2011
The traditional Christmas/New Year holidays are fast approaching and each year many people dust off their 'to do' lists which often include odd jobs around the house. The Building Commission has undertaken an information project to hardware sales outlets in Western Australia engaging the traders in displaying point of sale information advising their customers not to undertake DIY plumbing work. "...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Oct 2011
A roof carpenter has been fined $27,500 over an incident in which a contractor lost sight in one eye after being struck by a nail from a nail gun. Robin Vlasschaert – trading as RC Vlasschaert Carpentry Services - pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe work environment for a contractor and, by that failure, causing serious harm to the contractor, and was fined in the Rockingham Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Oct 2011
Steven Ferguson of Joondanna has been fined $1,300 and ordered to pay costs of $346 in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on two charges relating to unregistered painting. Between June and July last year Mr Ferguson carried out painting work in Craigie for payment exceeding $200 and then failed to comply with Orders imposed on him by the (then) Painters Registration Board (PRB) to compensate the...
Building Commission
Media release
10 Oct 2011
The second of two drivers of the van in which Aboriginal elder Mr Ward died in 2008 has been fined $11,000 over her part in the incident. Nina Stokoe pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of another person through an act or omission at work and, by that failure, causing a third degree burn to Mr Ward and his death, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Oct 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 28 September 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 11.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 141.4 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Sep 2011
A company that supplies and installs aluminium and glass facades to buildings has been fined $15,000 over an incident in which a labour hire worker’s leg was broken by glass panels. Access Alum Australia Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace under a labour hire arrangement and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In July 2009, Access Alum was engaged to...
WorkSafe
Media release
21 Sep 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 21 September 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 151.9 cents per litre (cpl) – an increase of up to 12.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling for less than 138.9 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Sep 2011
The principal builder at the Bluewater Power Station construction site in Collie has been fined $2000 for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice issued by WorkSafe. IHI Engineering Australia Pty Ltd was found guilty of not complying with an Improvement Notice within the specified time and was fined in the Collie Magistrates Court on August 31. As principal builder at the site, IHI...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2011

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