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Western Australian building services, electrical, gasfittingand plumbing industries.

Find out about the functions and jurisdiction of Building and Energy.

Application and renewal for builders, building surveyors, electricians, gas fitters, painters and plumbers.

The process for getting building work approved.

Building or renovating your home and consumer safety.

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Develops, enforces and promotes legislation that protects consumers.

Advice on handling issues including a complaint checklist, sample letters and how to lodge a formal complaint.

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Information on applications, requirements, training and registrations for regulated industries.

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Information and resources for agencies on public sector employment and labour relations.

Information and terms of reference for the Ministerial Review of the State industrial relations system.

Regulation and promotion of safety in general industry.

How do I obtain a licence, register plant, seek a review, or request an exemption?

Find out how to notify WorkSafe of an incident, completion of requirements of an improvement notice or make a complaint about a workplace hazard.

Find out about the functions and jurisdiction of WorkSafe.

Information about Western Australias peak safety and health body.

Information about and for safety and health representatives.

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Your guide to safety and health in small business.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (the OSH regulations) set minimum requirements for specific hazards, work and administrative practices in relation to work safety and health.

The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 have the effect of spelling out specific requirements of the legislation.

Regulations may prescribe minimum standards and have a general application, or they may define specific requirements related to a particular hazard or particular type of work. They may also allow for licensing and granting of approvals.

Under theOccupational Safety and Health Act 1984(the, there are two types of instruments to help you meet your workplace health and safety obligations – regulations andcodes of practice.

If there is a regulation about a risk, you must comply with the regulation.

If there is a code of practice about a risk, you must either:

If there is no regulation of code of practice about the risk, you must choose an appropriate way and take reasonable precautions and exercise proper diligence to ensure you meet your obligations.

The State Law Publisher provides an electronic copy of theregulations.  The State Law Publisher progressively amends its documents to include any legislative changes.  This usually occurs a week or two from the time the amendments appear in the Government Gazette.

You may download or print this legislation free of charge, however, please note that this is not a legal document and as such can not be used in a court of law.

TheOccupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996require that certain forms are used when requesting reviews ofimprovementandprohibition noticesby the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner and notifying the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner of certain (prescribed)injuries and diseases.

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Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations

About the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984

About the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984

Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations

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Western Australian building services, electrical, gasfittingand plumbing industries.

Develops, enforces and promotes legislation that protects consumers.

State system employment laws and public sector labour relations.

Regulation and promotion of safety in general industry.

Freedom of information guidelines, reports, policies, plans, and contact information.

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