Information Session for WorkSafe Plan in WA

Reported by Zoe | 25 Nov, 2012

The WorkSafe Plan is a method of rating health and safety management systems and highlights areas where they can be improved. The intention of a WorkSafe Plan is not to advise on how to manage health and safety but is a way of providing a process that measures how efficiently it is being managed. Formal …

New Mines Safety Director Appointed in WA

Reported by Zoe | 16 Nov, 2012

Andrew Chaplyn is the newly appointed WA Mines Safety Director, filling the position that was vacated by Simon Ridge earlier this year. Norman Moore, the WA Mines Minister has said that Mt Chaplyn is ideal for the job. He is a qualified mining engineer and has been employed as a regional and district mine inspector …

Truck Driver Fatality in WA

Reported by Zoe | 22 Sep, 2012

The 52-year-old driver of a road train died after he veered off the bitumen and ended up in the scrub on the side of the road he had been traveling on. The accident happened at about 4pm yesterday afternoon on the Old Agnew Rd in the Goldfields, 2 kilometres south of the Sinclair mine located …

WA Construction Workers Stage Protest After Near Miss

Reported by Zoe | 21 Sep, 2012

Hundreds of construction workers at a construction site Nedlands stopped work this morning to protest what they refer to as unsafe work practices. According to the CFMEU state secretary, Mick Buchan, workers are concerned about problems with one of the cranes at the site including winch issues and habitual breakdowns; he said that the construction …

WA to introduce WHS Bill into parliament

Reported by Haydee | 24 May, 2012

The Western Australia Government will introduce its Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill into parliament in the next financial year. The announcement was made by the WA Government in its 2012-2013 Budget released last week. The 2012-2013 Budget says that a draft bill is underway and “is expected to be introduced into Parliament” in the …