WHS webinars

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The department is holding public webinars and information sessions to assist industry prepare for WA's new WHS laws. Recordings of the webinar presentations, including question and answer sessions, are available below as an education resource that can be shared with teams and others. 

Role of the WorkSafe Commissioner as the regulator

  • WHS and the WorkSafe Commissioner: Listen to Darren Kavanagh, WorkSafe Commissioner and Ian Munns, Deputy Director General, Safety Regulation, as they discuss the functions of the regulator (Commissioner) under the WHS Act.

WHS Act

Overview of Western Australia's Work Health and Safety Act 2020: Presented by David Eyre, A/Project Manager WHS Legislation Project and Bill Mitchell, General Manager WHS Legislation Project. This video provides an overview of the WHS Act.

WHS regulations

  • Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2021: Presented by Bill Mitchell, General Manager WHS Legislation Project and Andrew Cotgreave, Senior Policy Officer, Legislation Project. This video provides an overview of the regulations which will apply to most workplaces in Western Australia. 
  • Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2021: Presented by Anil Atri, Senor Inspector of Mines and Sally North A/Director Mines. This video provides an overview of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations which will apply to mining and mineral exploration operations in Western Australia.
  • Work Health and Safety (Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Operations) Regulations 2021: Presented by Kevin Clary, Principal Inspector Critical Risks and Luke van Baaren, Team Leader Critical Risks. These regulations will apply to onshore and offshore petroleum, pipeline and geothermal energy operations. 

Asbestos management

  • Asbestos and WHS – What you need to know: Presented by Eve Speyers, Principal Scientific Officer, WorkSafe, Valerie Hall Inspector Scientific Officer, WorkSafe and Bill Mitchell, General Manager WHS Legislation Project. This webinar is a guide to Chapter 8 – Asbestos, in the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations.

Licences and registrations (authorisations)

  • WHS Authorisations (licences, registrations and accreditations): Presented by Margaret Sharpe, General Manager, WHS licencing implementation and Bill Mitchell, General Manager WHS Legislation Project.  This video is for those holding current licences and registrations (under OSH and Mining laws). Information is designed to help you prepare for changes to the requirements for renewals, and applying for a licence or registration when WHS legislation commences.

Volunteers and volunteer organisations

Health and safety representatives

  • Health and Safety Representatives Work Health and Safety Act 2020: Presented by Sara Gostelow, Project Officer, WHS Legislation Project, Kathy Manios, Inspector, WorkSafe, Bill Mitchell, General Manager WHS Legislation Project and Andrew Stanbury Inspector of Mines. This video provides an overview on the changes to the election, terms of office and transitional arrangements for health and safety representatives under the Work Health and Safety Act.

 

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