The State Government has delayed the commencement of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 until March 2022, following concerns expressed by WALGA and other stakeholders in relation to the implications for Local Government's management of volunteer Bush Fire Brigades.
WALGA will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, 9 February
to provide further information to the sector with presentations from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) and LGIS. For more information and to register, please visit the WALGA website here
Date: Wednesday, 9 February
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
WALGA and LGIS have obtained legal advice about the legal definition of an "officer" under the WHS Act. For more information, see LGIS' Member Alert WHS & Bushfire Volunteers - who is an 'officer'?
WALGA has also developed a page on the WALGA website dedicated to Bush Fire Brigade Resources
, which includes a suite of WHS resources, including information and recording of the WALGA’s WHS webinar from August 2021 and links to DMIRS and LGIS websites and resources. This page will be updated regularly with relevant resources and information.
DMIRS are also hosting information sessions across WA and webinars providing a general update about the new legislation. For more information, please visit the DMIRS website