What is the WA WHS Act 2020?

WA's Work Health and Safety Act 2020 is a new set of workplace health and safety laws that will harmonise WA with the majority of Australian states. It will replace:

  • the current Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984
  • WHS elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994
  • WHS elements of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Safety Levies Act 2011

In short, penalties are tougher, prosecutions are easier and terms are broader. The legislations may change the way you do business, so it's essential you understand your responsibilities.

Introduction to the WHS Act with Greg Smith [Online Course]

Duration: 45 mins

Price: $200 per licence - need over 20? Contact us for a group discount.

Epigroup's WHS Act training course is written by highly acclaimed WHS lawyer and director of Wayland Legal, Greg Smith, and brought to life by our multimedia team and WHS experts.

Introduction to the WHS Act with Greg Smith breaks down the jargon and covers the key legislation changes that will affect WA businesses, employers and employees from 31st March 2022. 

You'll learn about changes to:

  • penalties,
  • terminology,
  • duties,
  • industrial manslaughter,
  • insurance,
  • regulations,
  • strategic considerations,
  • and much more

You'll also receive a certificate of completion.

Why choose our course?



Our content is written by leading WHS specialists



Understand the terms and transitions in 45 minutes.



Complete the course whenever, from wherever. 

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