Workplace Health & Safety

What health and safety obligations apply to my business?

All employers, whether national system or state system employers are bound by West Australian health and safety laws. Workplace health and safety in Western Australia is regulated by:

  1. the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (WA);
  2. the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (WA);
  3. Australian Standards/ Australian and New Zealand Standards; and
  4. Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes.

It is important for employers to be aware of their health and safety obligations otherwise they risk facing penalties for substantiated breaches.

WorkSafe have a number of resources available specifically tailored for employers in the hospitality industry. This information can be viewed on the WorkSafe website at www.worksafe.wa.gov.au.

Information regarding the Australian Standards/ Australian and New Zealand Standards are developed by an independent organisation called Standards Australia. Copies of the standards are available at www.standards.org.au.

Please contact the Workplace Relations team on (08) 9321 7701 if you have any questions.

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