WorkSafe WA holding information sessions on review of Work Health and Safety Regulations

WorkSafe WA is inviting public consultation on a review of the model Work Health and Safety regulations. The model regulations are part of a nationally consistent workplace health and safety legislation framework, and WorkSafe's review is intended to assess the suitability of the model regulations for adoption in Western Australia.

WorkSafe says that the review will endeavour to identify where the national model regulations can be modified to 'make them more suitable for the Western Australian working environment, minimise prescription and keep the burden of compliance at an acceptable level'.

WorkSafe has released a discussion paper with a summary of its recommended amendments to the model regulations. Submissions can be made by interested members of the public between now and 31 August 2016.

WorkSafe will also be running a series of information sessions in Perth and selected regional locations towards the end of June. Interested members of the public are invited to register online to attend.