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Employer Compliance Operations – Goldfields Esperance Region

From 11 to 15 September 2017, WorkCover WA inspectors visited the Goldfields Esperance region to undertake compliance checks. Compliance checks of 124 businesses found four employers without a workers’ compensation policy in place. They now face penalties of up to $5,000 per worker employed while not insured. Relying on others…Read More »

Welcome to WorkCover WA Seminar

WorkCover WA holds a seminar every quarter to provide an introduction to the workers’ compensation scheme in Western Australia. The next Welcome to WorkCover WA seminar will be held on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at WorkCover WA. Topics include: How the scheme operates Workers’ compensation regulation Employer obligations Resolving disputes Injury management…Read More »

View our new careers page

WorkCover WA has launched a new and engaging careers webpage to provide an insight into Agency operations and what roles our staff perform, and outline what to expect as a potential member of the WorkCover WA team. The site is an excellent resource for jobseekers, university graduates and high school…Read More »

New educational videos

Following the launch of WorkCover WA’s educational videos at the Return to Work Conference, WorkCover WA has released an additional four videos to provide information and assistance for injured workers, employers, general practitioners and other service providers. The videos are an excellent resource to explain important processes in the workers’…Read More »

Employer Compliance Operations – Karratha Region

From 29 August to 1 September 2017, WorkCover WA inspectors visited the Karratha region to undertake compliance checks. Compliance checks of 87 businesses found 14 employers without a workers’ compensation policy in place. They now face penalties of up to $5,000 per worker employed while not insured. Relying on others…Read More »

WorkCover WA Annual Report 2016/17 tabled in Parliament

The WorkCover WA Annual Report 2016/17 was tabled in Parliament on 14 September 2017 by the Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations, the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA.

Leadership in Workplace Health and Wellbeing

Healthier Workplace Western Australia (HWWA) are hosting a free Lunch ‘n’ Learn panel session in the Perth CBD on Wednesday 4 October 2017 for managers and health and wellbeing coordinators. The session titled “Leadership in Workplace Health and Wellbeing – why it’s vital to success” will provide attendees with an opportunity…Read More »

Return to work

Working is good for our health and wellbeing. When someone has been injured at work, an early and successful return to work can help them recover sooner. In May 2017, WorkCover WA launched four short animated educational videos focused on educating scheme participants about injury management, including a video specific…Read More »

Regional Compliance Education

In 2017/18 WorkCover WA will provide education and check compliance of businesses in regional Western Australia. The aim of the visits and inspections will be to encourage and assist employers to comply with their duty to hold a current workers’ compensation policy. Inspectors will be visiting workplaces and checking for…Read More »

Case conferences

In May 2017, WorkCover WA launched four short animated educational videos focused on educating scheme participants about injury management and return to work processes, including a video specific to case conferences. Case conferences are an important step in supporting a worker to stay at or return to work. The video…Read More »