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<ul><li><p>Page </p><p>Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia Discussion Paper </p><p>A discussion paper outlining recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations for the Western Australian workplace environment. </p><p>1 June 2016 </p></li><li><p>Discussion Paper: Work Health and Safety Regulations Western Australia </p><p> i </p><p>Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 1 </p><p>Background ......................................................................................................................................... 1 </p><p>Approach ............................................................................................................................................. 2 </p><p>Version used ....................................................................................................................................... 3 </p><p>Format of Discussion Paper ................................................................................................................ 3 </p><p>Classification ................................................................................................................................... 4 </p><p>Regulation impact ............................................................................................................................... 4 </p><p>Submissions......................................................................................................................................... 5 </p><p>Questions ............................................................................................................................................ 6 </p><p>Reference to Australian Standards ..................................................................................................... 6 </p><p>Specific topics...................................................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Asbestos .......................................................................................................................................... 8 </p><p>Diving work ..................................................................................................................................... 8 </p><p>Electrical work ................................................................................................................................. 9 </p><p>Plant item registration .................................................................................................................... 9 </p><p>Next steps ......................................................................................................................................... 10 </p><p>Record keeping ..................................................................................................................................... 10 </p><p>Retention of records general ......................................................................................................... 10 </p><p>Retention of records after cessation of employment ................................................................... 10 </p><p>Health monitoring records ............................................................................................................ 11 </p><p>Retention of records - plant .............................................................................................................. 12 </p><p>Making records available for inspection ........................................................................................... 12 </p><p>Jurisdictional notes ............................................................................................................................... 13 </p><p>External review body ........................................................................................................................ 13 </p><p>Spent Convictions ............................................................................................................................. 14 </p><p>References to environmental protection law ................................................................................... 14 </p><p>Definition accredited assessor ....................................................................................................... 15 </p><p>Definitions electrical ...................................................................................................................... 15 </p><p>Definition pressure piping .............................................................................................................. 16 </p><p>Definition primary emergency service organisation ...................................................................... 17 </p><p>Definition Strata title body corporate ............................................................................................ 17 </p><p>Safe distance from power lines......................................................................................................... 18 </p></li><li><p>Discussion Paper: Work Health and Safety Regulations Western Australia </p><p> ii </p><p>Stay of decision ................................................................................................................................. 18 </p><p>Confidentiality of information .......................................................................................................... 19 </p><p>Western Australia: ........................................................................................................................ 19 </p><p>Commonwealth:............................................................................................................................ 19 </p><p>Victoria: ......................................................................................................................................... 20 </p><p>Consequential amendments ................................................................................................................. 20 </p><p>Enforceable undertakings ................................................................................................................. 20 </p><p>Workplace entry by work health and safety entry permit holders .................................................. 21 </p><p>Training and competency ..................................................................................................................... 21 </p><p>Competent person ............................................................................................................................ 21 </p><p>Specified training courses ................................................................................................................. 23 </p><p>Generic training requirements.......................................................................................................... 24 </p><p>Construction induction ..................................................................................................................... 24 </p><p>Health and Safety Representative training ....................................................................................... 25 </p><p>High risk work licences classes ........................................................................................................... 26 </p><p>Definitions rigging work ................................................................................................................. 26 </p><p>Concrete placing booms ................................................................................................................... 27 </p><p>Boilers - Definitions ........................................................................................................................... 27 </p><p>Boilers high risk work licence classes ............................................................................................. 28 </p><p>Reach stackers .................................................................................................................................. 29 </p><p>Authorisations ....................................................................................................................................... 29 </p><p>Notice of assessment time to apply ............................................................................................... 29 </p><p>HRWL Reassessment of competency ............................................................................................. 30 </p><p>High risk work licence Requirements for accredited assessors ..................................................... 31 </p><p>English language requirements ......................................................................................................... 31 </p><p>Qualifications .................................................................................................................................... 31 </p><p>Conditions of accreditation ............................................................................................................... 32 </p><p>High risk work licence Working under supervision ........................................................................ 33 </p><p>High risk work licence Grace period for renewal ........................................................................... 33 </p><p>High risk work licence registered training organisation to retain records .................................... 34 </p><p>Residential requirements for authorisations .................................................................................... 34 </p><p>Residential requirements for high risk work licences ....................................................................... 34 </p><p>Option one (as drafted in the model Work Health and Safety regulations) ................................. 35 </p></li><li><p>Discussion Paper: Work Health and Safety Regulations Western Australia </p><p> iii </p><p>Option two (as drafted in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996) ..................... 35 </p><p>Option three (Restrict high risk work licence assessments to being conducted Western Australia) ....................................................................................................................................... 35 </p><p>Residential requirements for plant design registration and asbestos removal licences .................. 36 </p><p>Authorisations Evidence and declarations ..................................................................................... 36 </p><p>Amendments in multiple chapters ....................................................................................................... 37 </p><p>Review of control measures and asbestos management control plan ............................................. 37 </p><p>Power for Inspector to immediately suspend an authorisation ....................................................... 37 </p><p>Requirement for regulator to provide a response within 14 days ................................................... 38 </p><p>Chapter One Preliminary.................................................................................................................... 39 </p><p>Commencement date ....................................................................................................................... 39 </p><p>Definitions combustible dust ......................................................................................................... 39 </p><p>Definitions combustible liquid ....................................................................................................... 40 </p><p>Definitions excavation .................................................................................................................... 40 </p><p>Risk assessment may be done for a class of hazards ........................................................................ 41 </p><p>Chapter Two Representation and Participation ................................................................................ 42 </p><p>Negotiations regarding work groups ................................................................................................ 42 </p><p>Default procedure for election ......................................................................................................... 42 </p><p>Chapter Three General Risk and Workplace Management ............................................................... 43 </p><p>First aid .............................................................................................................................................. 43 </p><p>Emergency procedures ..................................................................................................................... 43 </p><p>Personal protective equipment provided to other persons .......................................................... 44 </p><p>Hazardous atmospheres and ignition sources .................................................................................. 44 </p><p>Flammable and combustible materials ............................................................................................. 45 </p><p>Falling objects ................................................................................................................................... 45 </p><p>Protection from tobacco smoke ....................................................................................................... 45 </p><p>Chapter Four Hazardous Work........................................................................................................... 47 </p><p>Noise exposure standard ................................................................................................................ 47 </p><p>Noise audiometric testing .............................................................................................................. 47 </p><p>Duties of designers............................................................................................................................ 48 </p><p>Confined spaces duplicate requirements ...................................................................................... 48 </p><p>Demolition work ............................................................................................................................... 49 </p><p>Demolition definition of class ........................................................................................................ 49 </p></li><li><p>Discussion Paper: Work Health and Safety Regulations Western Australia </p><p> iv </p><p>Demolition notification .................................................................................................................. 50 </p><p>Demolition clarification of Class 1 licence ..................................................................................... 50 </p><p>Demolition remove references to Australian Standards ............................................................... 51 </p><p>Demolition supervision .................................................................................................................. 51 </p><p>Electrical work ................................................................................................................................... 52 </p><p>Disconnection/isolation of unsafe electrical e...</p></li></ul>