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The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with washing floors using an inappropriate bucket and hot water mixed with the chemicals, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of correctly locking out the free fall controls on mobile cranes fitted with this feature.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of providing direct supervision to apprentices and the identification of underground services.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this Alert is to provide information to all employers and employees involved in the operation of powered bin tippers.
WorkSafe
Alert
19 Apr 2016
A worker used an electric arc welder to attach a bracket to a sealed metal tank. The tank had previously contained flammable liquids including methanol. When the worker commenced tack welding the...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
The purpose of this Safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with not having appropriate methods of egress from refrigerated and freezer sea containers and to increase awareness of adequate control measures.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
A mechanic died recently when the vehicle he was working on fell from a two-post vehicle hoist. The vehicle was positioned on the hoist when it moved on one of the support arms, causing it to drop at...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Information regarding the death of a worker trapped by a robot palletiser.
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
An investigation into a recent workplace incident revealed an unrelated potential risk for drivers of commercial vehicles. It has been identified that some commercial vehicle drivers have been...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
The purpose of this alert is to inform employers and employees of the importance of training employees in identifying damaged pallets and having a pallet maintenance program in place at the workplace.
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016

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Announcements

The Plumbers Licensing Board has commenced disciplinary action against plumbing contractor Jason Wayne Walker (PL6489), of south-west Western Australia , after a number of complaints were received by the Building Commission. Building Commissioner Peter Gow said proceedings are underway in the State Administrative Tribunal, which is considering whether to suspend or ultimately cancel Walker’s...
Building Commission
Media release
09 Sep 2013
North West painters and decorators are being asked to contribute to the first- ever snapshot of the painting and decorating industry in Western Australia. A survey by the Painting Reference Group, which is made up of representatives from the Building Commission and Master Painters and Decorators Australia, is now open to painters and decorators who are operating in unregulated areas of the state...
Building Commission
Media release
09 Sep 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related fatality at the Instant Waste Management worksite in Bayswater this afternoon. Inspectors travelled to the site and will investigate the circumstances. No further details are available at this stage. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious work-related injuries and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar nature. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Sep 2013
Computer hackers are using webcam photos and videos to blackmail their victims while masquerading as officers of international law enforcement agencies, including the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The scammers gain remote access to their victim’s computer through malware. Victims report getting a pop-up message on their computer which claims that the computer has been frozen by the AFP or...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2013
Nominations are open for the 10th annual Consumer Protection Awards which will take place next March. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll is encouraging Western Australians to think about those who deserve public recognition and put their names forward. “The Consumer Protection Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the outstanding work being done in the community to inform...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 5 September 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 161.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 160.9 cpl, most BP, Coles Express and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2013
WorkSafe has issued a reminder to workers engaged in high risk work that they need to check the renewal dates on their licences and ensure they are renewed. The first High Risk Work licences with a five-year expiry date were issued in October 2007, so licence holders need to check expiry dates and take action to renew licences or risk being unable to work in their chosen field. WorkSafe WA...
WorkSafe
Media release
03 Sep 2013
A Lockridge man has been fined $1,500 in the Midland Magistrates Court for buying and selling motor vehicles without a licence. Steven Paul Fenn was convicted on 29 August 2013 of buying 17 commercial vans and selling 13 of them between August 2011 and March 2013 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay court costs of $1,112. Lawyers for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Sep 2013
Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) have issued a joint warning to businesses in the Kimberley following reports of a possible advertising scam. Several businesses and Aboriginal corporations have been cold-called recently by people claiming to represent numerous publications and demanding payment for advertising that was not authorised. Commissioner for...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Aug 2013
WorkSafe has produced a poster for workplaces aimed at raising awareness of noise-induced hearing loss as part of Hearing Awareness Week 2013. The poster, an initiative of the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health, can be downloaded from WorkSafe’s website and printed for display in workplaces. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today the poster aimed to encourage...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Aug 2013

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