Workplace Safety and Health Policy

Perth Markets Group Limited is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone in our workplace. View the PMGL Workplace Safety and Health Policy.

General Safety

To complete to Site Safety Induction please read the safety information sheet and complete the Access Card Application Form and return these to PMGL Reception 7:00am – 5pm weekdays. Your signature on the application form indicates that you have read and understood Perth Markets Site Safety Information and Site Rules. You agree to and accept the conditions of entry to the site and Perth Markets Group Privacy Policy.

To complete the Site Induction, please click here. 

If in immediate danger, or on hearing the alarm;

  • Do not panic. Try to remain calm.
  • Make sure you know the location of your nearest exit and alternative exits.
  • Ensure to follow the instructions communicated by fire wardens, PMG Market Officers and automated alarm systems.
  • Make your way to the emergency assembly/muster point.
  • If you have been evacuated from your building please wait until a PMG Market Officer or the Fire Brigade confirms it is ok to return to tenancies.

Click here to view a map of the Fire Muster Points at Perth Markets.

  • All PMGL Market Officers are trained in first aid.
  • A first aid room is located at the PMGL Administration Office.
  • First aid equipment including oxygen and three defibrillators are located at the PMGL Administration Office, CTA Office and PMGL Patrol Vehicle. Child defibrillator pads are also available at these locations.
  • In the event of an emergency please contact the Gatehouse on 9456 9215 /0424 163 190.
  • It is a condition of entry that all Site users must wear high visibility clothing or vest at all times when on the Perth Markets Site.
  • High visibility vests must comply with Australian Standard AS/NZS 4602.1:2011.
  • Enclosed shoes must be worn at all times when on the Perth Markets Site.
  • Thongs or flip flops are not acceptable footwear.
  • Pedestrians must use designated walkways and crosswalks marked on the Site.
  • Pedestrians must be aware of traffic when moving around the Site, particularly forklifts that operate across the Site.
  • Pedestrian access via vehicle entrance is strictly forbidden.
  • When in the Central Trading Area (CTA) within the Perth Markets, pedestrians must also be aware of the floor surfaces and observe potential slip, trip and fall hazards that may be present within the pedestrian areas.
  • Pedestrians must also be very aware of forklift operations within pedestrian areas and therefore must be extra vigilant by constantly observing the surroundings.
  • Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas or as per legislation.
  • Strictly ‘No Smoking’ in the CTA or any PMG owned building.
  • Motor vehicles must adhere to the site speed limit of 30km/h on Ring Road.
  • The areas in and around the CTA and buyers bays is strictly 10km/h for forklifts and vehicles.
  • Forklifts are restricted to 20km/h in all other areas of the Site.
  • Obey and follow all traffic signs across the Site (including one way, give way and stop signs).
  • Road rules and requirements as per the Road Traffic Act (WA) must be followed when on Site.

Animals are not permitted on the Site.

A workplace incident is any event that exposes a worker or any other person to a serious risk to that person’s health or safety.

A hazard is a situation or thing that has the potential to harm a person. A risk is the possibility that the harm (i.e. death, an injury or an illness) might occur when exposed to a hazard.

The definition of a near miss is any unplanned incidents that occurred at the workplace which, although not resulting in any injury or disease, had the potential to do so.

Where a hazard is identified,

  • Rectify the situation, if possible.
  • If it is not possible to rectify the event, then the area should be made safe and prevent unsuspecting persons from interacting with the hazard.

Tenant and Employee Safety

  • The Forklift Safe Operations Guide can be found here.
  • Drivers must hold a valid Perth Markets Forklift permit plus a current motor vehicle license to operate forklifts on common areas of the Site.
  • The forklift speed limit is restricted to 10km/h within the CTA and surrounding buyers bays. It is a maximum of 20km/h elsewhere on the Site.
  • Drivers must have their seatbelts fastened.
  • All give way and stop signs must be obeyed.
  • Driving lights must be illuminated when a forklift is in operation.
  • The load on the forklift must be safety and securely stacked.
  • Maximum of 15 pallets must not be exceeded or load must not protrude past the height of the boom (with some exceptions).
  • Pedestrians have the right of way on crosswalks.
  • Gas refuelling facility procedures must be obeyed at all times.
  • No shortcuts are to be taken through the buyers parking areas.
  • To complete the Forklift Operators Permit Induction, please visit click here
  • Speed limits is 30km/h on Ring Road, 15km/h at the site entry and exits and 10km/h in and around the CTA, buyers bay and warehouses.
  • All loads must be secure before movement on Site.
  • Parking out of designated areas and/or without a parking permit may be subject to infringements being issued.

Click here to view a map of the Fire Muster Points at Perth Markets.

Contractor Safety

Prior to engaging in works on site, a signed permit or written permission must be obtained from Perth Markets Group Limited.

Permits are required for the following tasks:

  • Hot work
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Working in isolation
  • Using high access equipment
  • Access to roof areas
  • On-site excavation
  • Penetration of fire walls and floors
  • Access to high voltage areas
  • Gas, water and electrical isolation
  • Equipment use on site

To apply for a permit, please visit the PMG Reception in office hours. Alternatively, you can contact us to request a copy be emailed to you.