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The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Redundancy
This page lists resources related to working with forklifts. Key information resources Guidance note - Working safely with forklifts Forklift safety Reducing the risk Checklist for forklifts Forklift frequently asked questions Important information for forklift operators in Western Australia...
Forklifts
'Cancer' is a term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. The term cancer covers a range of different diseases. There are a number of well-known sets of circumstances which have demonstrated the link between some occupational exposures and some types of cancer. The...
Diseases and health
Before selecting a licenced asbestos removalist, you may wish to confirm that the material to be removed contains asbestos. Only a competent person who has appropriate training, knowledge and experience can identify asbestos containing material (ACM) and determine if the ACM is friable or non-...
Asbestos licensing
To obtain a High Risk Work Licence you will need to be trained by a Registered Training Organisation and assessed by a WorkSafe Registered Assessor. This directory lists assessors who are affiliated with a Registered Training Organisation. At the completion of your training and assessment your...
How to become a high risk work registered assessor
In Western Australia certain demolition work must be carried out by a WorkSafe demolition licence holder. There are three types of demolition licence , please ensure you select the right type of licence holder for the work to be carried out. Find a demolition licence holder Search this directory to...
Demolition licence
Inhalation of respirable asbestos fibres may cause diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Risk factors include the dose (number of fibres inhaled), lifetime exposure, fibre type, smoking status and genetics. If the health of a person is at risk as a result of exposure to...
Asbestos
Are there signs of unhealthy workplace behaviour in your workplace, where staff are not getting on or they feel they have been treated unfairly? While each of us are human and act respectfully most of the time, there are occasions when behaviours can get out of hand and the mental health of those...
Information sessions and workshops
Listed below are the licencing fees for asbestos, demolition, high risk work and high risk work assessors . These fees are current as of 1 July 2016 until 30 June 2017. Please note: No GST is payable on fees. Asbestos Application for restricted asbestos licence : $781 Application for renewal of...
Application forms
Businesses and employers should always conduct a thorough licence check before engaging workers. When selecting a person to do work that requires a High Risk Work Licence, businesses and employers must consider their duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 by: satisfying yourself...
High risk work licence

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This checklist assists in determining whether a worker is a sub-contractor or an employee. It is a guide only and is not intended to provide a definitive assessment of the status of the working...
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
20 Sep 2016
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
05 Sep 2016
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Aug 2016
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces operating...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Aug 2016
In July 2016 asbestos was found in composite roof panels at the new Perth Children’s Hospital. The roof panels were imported from China and classified as “asbestos free”, but testing by a National...
WorkSafe
Alert
09 Sep 2016
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to highlight safety risks with asbestos containing materials at workplaces. This newsletter will assist you with understanding...
WorkSafe
Checklist
29 Jul 2016
Mobile plant and vehicle movement is one of WorkSafe’s priority areas as many serious and fatal incidents have occurred in Western Australia. This self-assessment tool is applicable to all industries...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 Jul 2016
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2016
This publication provides previous minimum rates of pay for award free employees for the years 2004 to 2015.
Labour Relations
Fact sheet
29 Jun 2016
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
29 Jun 2016

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The Western Australian Building and Construction Industry Code of Conduct 2016 will apply from 1 January 2017 to the new tendering processes of State projects with a value in excess of $10 million and will be rolled out to all other contracts when provisions can be drafted and included in the tendering process. The WA code was developed to ensure that Western Australian government agencies, when...
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit / Corporate
Department News
05 Dec 2016
The Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit (BCCMU) has been established as a division of the Department of Commerce. The BCCMU’s role is to monitor compliance with the WA Building and Construction Industry Code of Conduct 2016 . The BCCMU will work closely with the building and construction industry to assist them to understand the Code. The Contact Us page has contact details for the...
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Department News
05 Dec 2016
Wageline receives calls every week about employees' hours of work. Often employers want to know if there is a limit to how many hours they can require their employee to work. The Hours of work page of the Wageline website provides information about reasonable additional hours of work and the factors employers need to consider when asking their employees to work those extra hours.
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Nov 2016
The Wageline Newsletter December 2016 edition has been published today. This edition launches the new look for the Newsletter and features information on Christmas New Year public holidays and a range of articles featuring common questions employers ask Wageline. Wageline Newsletter is an email service which provides updates on: increases to the state minimum wage and WA award rates of pay other...
Labour Relations
Department News
28 Nov 2016
Over the festive season Wageline's opening hours will be: Monday 26 December Closed Tuesday 27 December Closed Wednesday 28 December 10am - 4.30pm Thursday 29 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday 30 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday 2 January Closed Tuesday 3 January 8.30am - 4.30pm Please contact Wageline on 1300 655 266 with your queries about employment arrangements.
Labour Relations
Alert
15 Dec 2016
WorkSafe has serious concerns with safety in the waste recycling industry after several recent serious incidents. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Chris Kirwin said today that WorkSafe would continue to focus on the industry in an effort to improve safety standards and prevent further serious incidents. “Recent months have been quite disastrous for the waste recycling industry, with two deaths...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Nov 2016
When faced with the loss of a family or household member, one of the first considerations is often how much leave an employee can take and whether they will be paid for their period of absence. The question that is often asked by both employees and employers is whether bereavement leave covers all employees and what relationships and situations are covered. Bereavement leave is a minimum...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Nov 2016
WorkSafe has issued a further warning to carefully check High Risk Work Licences after discovering another falsified licence. WorkSafe WA Acting Executive Director Chris Kirwin said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted to a licence that had been altered to include classes of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “In this latest instance, a licence was presented to a Canning...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Nov 2016
Asbestos Awareness Week 2016 runs from November 21 – 25. Please take this opportunity to ensure your workplace asbestos management systems are up to date, and that workers are aware of these systems. And remember – buildings built before 1990 are likely to contain materials with asbestos content. Follow the links for more information> Checklist for asbestos management Asbestos FAQ Licensing...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Nov 2016
The Christmas / New Year period is rapidly approaching and it is important to understand public holiday obligations for the festive season. This season’s public holidays are: Christmas Day, Sunday 25 December 2016 / Monday 26 December 2016 Boxing Day, Monday 26 December 2016 / Tuesday 27 December 2016 New Year’s Day, Sunday 1 January 2017 / Monday 2 January 2017 Which day is the public holiday in...
Labour Relations
Alert
16 Dec 2016

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