Workplace safety penalties to rise by up to 800% in WA

The McGowan Government will increase penalties for workplace safety offences to bring WA into line with other states. These new penalties will take place ahead of the introduction of the Government’s Work Health and Safety Bill which is expected to be introduced into State Parliament by mid-2019.

First offences for body corporate offenders will drastically increase. Level 1 penalties will increase from $50,000 to $456,000 and Level 4 first time offences will increase from $500,000 to $2.7 million.

For more information, please see WA Government Media Statements and an article from Employsure.