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This Alert is aimed at owner operators and machinery hire outlets to reinforce the requirement for safe operating procedures when using mini skid steer loaders with attachments.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this alert is to provide information to all parties involved in the supply and use of elevating work platforms (EWP).
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
Recently, new vehicles imported into Australia from China by Great Wall Motors Australia and Chery Automotive Australia were found to contain asbestos gaskets. Asbestos in new products has been...
WorkSafe
Alert
28 Mar 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to provide information to all employers and workers involved in the operation of compacting waste trucks during waste collection.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
This safety alert covers design and fabrication quality of transportable vessels that are periodically pressurised to discharge their contents.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert is to provide information to all parties involved in the design, manufacture and lifting of precast concrete components.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of using angle grinders and/or welders to heat or cut metal tanks.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this alert to highlight the hazards of using emery cloth tape on metalworking lathes. Emery cloth tape is used to achieve a cosmetic finish or to resize a work piece under rotation.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with not keeping plant repaired and maintained as per manufacturer’s specifications and design.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with transferring oil from a deep fryer to an oil disposal machine, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 31 October 2013, most BP, Caltex, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 149.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 148.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 147.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 147...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Oct 2013
A new and updated version of workplace safety and health resource WorkSafe SmartMove was launched today by Commerce Minister Michael Mischin. SmartMove is a free-of-charge resource for senior high school students and young workers who are entering the workforce on work placements, work experience or as school-based apprentices or trainees. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch stressed the...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Oct 2013
The five winners of the prestigious 2013 Work Safety Awards Western Australia were announced this morning. Technology Assisting Disability WA, WA Police, Centurion, Joseph Dunbar and Michael Garstone are the winners of the award categories and will now be entered into the national Safe Work Australia Awards. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said this morning the five winners were examples...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 24 October 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Oct 2013
Ballajura man Christopher James Webb trading as Precision Paving has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to remedy unsatisfactory work carried out at Mt Lawley property in May 2011. Webb pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to comply with a Building Remedy Order without a reasonable excuse at the Perth Magistrates Court on 4 October 2013. The court ordered him...
Building Commission
Media release
18 Oct 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 48-year-old worker at Narrogin late yesterday. The man was moving hay bales with a forklift at Narrogin Hay yesterday morning when he was struck by a prong of a pitchfork attachment on another forklift. He was airlifted to Perth, but died last night. Inspectors travelled to the site yesterday and are interviewing witnesses and investigating...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Oct 2013
A Great Southern construction company has been fined $65,000 over the death of a man who fell seven metres through a skylight in the roof of a shed under construction near Esperance. As the entity in control of the workplace, Cochrane & Sons Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the workplace was safe for a person who was not an employee and, by that failure, causing the death of a...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Oct 2013
A 56 year old man from WA's South West has suffered a two million dollar loss, the largest ever reported to Project Sunbird, after becoming a victim of an investment and 'money wash' fraud. Bryan from Boyanup, who doesn't want his surname revealed, met the fraudsters online four years ago and was offered an investment opportunity to recover lost funds from the United Kingdom and set up various...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Oct 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 October 2013, most Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price up to 152.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 151.9 cpl and most Peak sites up to 150.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2013
WA businesses are being targeted by advertising and invoice scams, prompting a joint warning from Consumer Protection and the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC). Many businesses have been cold-called by people claiming to represent numerous publications and demanding payment for advertising that was not authorised. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Oct 2013

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