WA Work Health and Safety Act review seminar


Including GST (1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Member: $50.00AUD
Non Member: $75.00 AUD

This fee also includes access to the EOY Function which is taking place after the Seminar.


Thursday 2 December 2021
The Westin Perth
4:30-5:30pm followed by End of Year Function

Contact us

02 9258 7700


Emmerson Toshack, Event Coordinator



Westin Perth


Registrations Open: 28th Oct 21 9:00 AM

Registrations Close: 1st Dec 21 1:00 PM

Places Available: 30

  • Event date has passed
  • Registrations are closed

WA Work Health and Safety Act review seminar


A healthy and safe working environment: wishful thinking or a heavy handed approach under the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA)

Western Australia’s harmonised safety legislation was passed on 10 November 2020 but has not yet taken effect. The regulations are expected to be ready by the end of the year with an effective start date of 1 January 2022. This is about a decade after most of the rest of Australia moved to the harmonised model.

The Act has many new features which essentially widen the scope of the Act and the powers of inspectors. This includes moving away from the employment relationship as the basis for the duty of care; positive due diligence obligations on directors and the introduction of industrial manslaughter. The State Government has provided the regulator with more funds in an attempt to make it more effective. It is expected that the increased criminalisation of this workplace sector will address more ‘psycho-social’ or ‘health-related hazards’ such as bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace.

This will be an informative briefing session and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.


Thursday 2 December 2021

4:00pm Registration, arrival tea and coffee
4:30pm Seminar commences
5:30pm Seminar concludes, followed by EOY Function


The Westin Perth







  • Name Badge

  • Electronic Version of Seminar Powerpoint post-event

  • Up to 1 CPD points



Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

A Healthy and Safe Working Environment – Wishful Thinking or Heavy Handed Approach under the new Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA)

Covid-safe protocols

At the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA), we are committed to doing everything in our power to keep our event guests COVID-safe.

We want to reassure you that, at all ALA events, protecting your health and safety is our top priority.

New procedures at events include:

  • COVID-safe cleaning procedures and reinforcement of social distancing;
  • Easy-to-locate hand sanitising station at the registration desk;
  • All attendees required to sign-in and provide their full name and mobile number; and
  • The use of COVID-safe food and beverage services.

We ask that if you are planning on attending are are feeling unwell, please do not attend. You will be provided with the speakers presentations following the event.

Event Sponsor

02 9258 7700


Emmerson Toshack, Event Coordinator