What is the department's policy on enforcement and prosecution?

Overview of policy

The department’s enforcement policy and prosecution guidelines applies to those Acts and regulations it administers. For Resources Safety, these relate to occupational safety and health for the resources sector and dangerous goods safety.

The primary focus of much of the legislation administered by Resources Safety is to ensure resources development in Western Australia is carried out in a way that is safe for employees and the public.

The legislation provides a range of enforcement and prosecution measures to help achieve this. When required, enforcement or prosecution action is taken in the public interest to protect people and the environment.

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