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Acknowledgement to Country

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia.

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Announcements & Publications

Using gas appliances safely

Now summer is officially over, our attention may soon turn to gas heaters and other gas appliances in the home. A recent safety alert affecting four popular...

Make moving smooth sailing

Moving house is an activity guaranteed to set the stress levels soaring, so it helps to know how to avoid potential nasty surprises when engaging the...

Warning to WA home owners over roof repair conmen

WA home owners are being warned by Consumer Protection and Building and Energy not to deal with roof repair conmen who have approached three consumers, with...

Industry Bulletin 112 – New Installation fee

This bulletin is to clarify the requirements of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000, regulation 45 and Schedule 1. 

Lead work – take action now

On 1 October 2019, amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations) will come into effect. The amendments lower the blood...

Rosie Batty supports WA tenancy law changes

Rosie Batty has given her support to planned changes to WA tenancy laws to assist renters affected by family and domestic violence (FDV). The former...

Tribute to Karen Merrin, a true community champion

Consumer Protection today paid tribute to Karen Merrin, a tireless champion of the community services sector, who has lost her battle with cancer. Karen, a...

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to...

Submissions to Inquiry into Wage Theft closing next week

Submissions to the Inquiry into Wage Theft in Western Australia are closing next week, on Wednesday 27 March 2019. The Inquiry is being undertaken by Mr Tony...

Safety alert 01/2019 Collapse of truck mounted concrete...

In March 2019, a truck mounted concrete pump with boom (TMCPWB) collapsed on to an operator.  The injured person had his leg pinned by the boom, causing leg...

Building Trades (Construction) Award rates change, Easter...

18 March 2019  Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays 2019 The Easter period is rapidly approaching.  If you are working or employing during this period, it...

Rigger fined $4000 over lack of safety controls

A rigger has been fined $4000 (and ordered to pay $10,000 in costs) over an incident in which two construction workers were crushed by a tilt-up panel in the...