Welcome to EnergySafety
EnergySafety is responsible for the technical and safety regulation of all the electrical industry and most of the gas industry in Western Australia. This regulation includes the safety and energy efficiency of appliances and certain types of equipment.
EnergySafety also promotes electrical and gas safety to people in the home and at work, and in various ways encourages electrical and gas workers in industry to use safe work practices.
- Licence renewal online payment - to proceed you will require your reference number on your renewal notice
- Application forms for electrical licensing
- Application forms for gas licensing
- Electrical safety for kids
- Report accidents and incidents
- Code of Practice for Vegetation Worker Electrical Safety information incl. DEADLINE for on-line assessment
- Notice of Intent
- Unenclosed joints in electrical cables in ceiling spaces
Responsibilities for privately-owned power lines
If overhead power lines aren't inspected and maintained, they can clash or be brought down by strong winds, falling trees and branches, creating a serious safety and bushfire risk.
Just as network operators are required to maintain the power lines and poles that they own, customers with privately-owned power lines are required to do the same.
Electrical Safety - Don't DIY. Always use a licensed Electrical Contractor
In the past 10 years, 35 people have been electrocuted in domestic residences in Western Australia. Apart from being illegal, unlicensed and DIY electrical work is dangerous. So, Don’t DIY. Always use a licensed Electrical Contractor.
National occupational licensing system (NOLS) in Western Australia
The Department of Commerce will run a series of sessions with Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Electrical (Trade sessions) and Property Licensees in Perth and regional WA to get local views on the impact of the proposed National Occupational Licensing (NOL) reforms. For seminar dates and registration click here.
Safety of solar systems - advice for home owners
Does your solar system have a shut down procedure and dual supply labels? A recent inspection program report [PDF] has uncovered some issues with home solar installations in WA. See the Safe use of solar systems page for more information.
Residual current devices (RCDs)
For more information about the new laws see the RCD regulations page.
Appliance Rectification Program
Find more information on the appliance rectification program pages.
Stage 2 of the program will run between May 2011 and the end of 2012. Check the rectification programme timetable here to find out when we will be in your area.
Certificate of competency holders
Now is the time to get more information about converting your certificate of competency to a permit prior to National Occupational Licensing or to download a copy of the application form.
Order - Western Power's wood pole management practices
Following EnergySafety's audit of Western Power's wood pole management practices an order has been issued to Western Power. This order requires Western Power to alter its work practices relating to wood pole inspection, strength assessment, serviceability criteria management generally and, in particular, rural wood pole safety. Download a copy of the order here.
LPG-Autogas users - important update
EnergySafety has issued a prohibition notice for the hire, sale and use of hoses that are likely to damage LPG-Autogas equipment. Get the full details, including the technical report and information brochure, of the LPG-Autogas users important update.