Browsing: Authority/inspectorate (WA)

FRI
3:50PM

Site controller allowed unsafe interim control measure

An employer breached safety laws in failing to ensure a plan to install edge protection around a newly created void was completed before workers were permitted to enter the area, a court has found in fining the company over a fall.

THU
2:39PM

Long-standing unsafe process prompts warning

Employers have been reminded of the stringent safety laws that apply to electrical equipment, after a company was fined for allowing such equipment to be tested by unlicensed staff.

TUE
7:30AM

Employer re-sentenced after negligence case quashed

An employer that overturned its gross negligence conviction, relating to a labour-hire worker's full-arm amputation in an unguarded pinch point of a machine, has been fined $230,000 under amended charges.

THU
3:55PM

Employer fined for supervision breaches; Premiums up

A company has been fined after a workplace health and safety inspector observed two of its apprentices performing electrical work on their own. Meanwhile, Western Australia's average workers' comp premium rate has been increased for the second year in a row.

WED
3:33PM

Workplace safety breaches electrify four homes

A major government employer has been fined for safety breaches that led to contractors inadvertently electrifying taps and other metallic objects in four houses.

MON
3:25PM

COVID restrictions easing but WHS duties the same

Employers have been warned, by both Safe Work Australia and unions, that they still have a WHS duty to protect workers from COVID-19 despite easing public health directions and orders.


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