Workers and employers reminded to ensure safety when returning to work

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jan, 2014

WorkSafe WA issued a reminder to ensure safety when returning to work after the festive season. Commissioner Lex McCulloch said employers and workers should not be complacent as nine Australians have already lost their lives in work-related incidents so far this financial year. “People returning to work after the festive break need to be especially …

WorkSafe WA reissues warning against fake High Risk Work Licences

Reported by Haydee | 17 May, 2013

Further to SafetyCulture’s story, WorkSafe WA has issued another warning on fake work licences. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said they have received additional reports of fraudulent licences since after they issued a warning this week. “We issued a warning on Tuesday to check on NSW-issued High Risk Work Licences after two fake licences were …

WA: Man fined for unsafe work practices

Reported by Haydee | 15 May, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A roofing contractor was fined $2500.00 for conducting work on a roof without sufficient fall prevention system. The contractor pleaded guilty to failing to provide adequate fall prevention where there was a risk that a person could fall two metres or more, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court last week. …

WorkSafe appeal on work safety breach fines succeeds

Reported by Haydee | 26 Apr, 2013

WorkSafe WA was successful in appealing a reduction in penalties against a Malaga-based crane company and its two Directors. The company was originally fined $90,000 and the directors were each fined $45,000 in March 2011 over the death of a 22-year-old rigger in 2007. The Directors appealed the penalty against them and the company. This …

Building product manufacturer fined over worker’s injury

Reported by Haydee | 21 Dec, 2012

A building products manufacturer based in Kewdale has been fined $45,000 and required to pay $3500 in costs over an incident in which a supervisor severed two of his fingers through a fly wheel press. The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm …

Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2012 Nominations

Reported by Haydee | 27 Apr, 2012

Nominations for the Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2012 are now open. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said on Tuesday that the Awards were an opportunity to gain valuable acknowledgment of excellent safety management, solutions and innovations in Western Australian workplaces. “The Work Safety Awards Western Australia are a chance for individuals, groups, organisations and …