WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said further information on fraudulent licences had been received since a warning was issued earlier this week.

“We issued a warning on Tuesday to check on NSW-issued High Risk Work Licences after two fake licences were discovered in WA,” Mr McCulloch said.

“We have since received unconfirmed reports that fraudulent licences can be obtained overseas quickly and at low cost in places such as Thailand.  Although the report is hearsay at this stage, it is good practice to make sure licences are genuine.

“Hence, I am repeating the warning on checking these licences and recommending that all High Risk Work Licences be verified before accepting them, no matter where they were issued.

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