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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.

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New (revised) WA Electrical Requirements now published

EnergySafety has completed a comprehensive review of the WA Electrical Requirements (WAER) and the new 2014 edition has been published.  A copy can be downloaded by clicking WAER 2014.

The new WAER will apply from 1 July 2014 and all new electrical installation designs commenced after that date must comply with the new requirements.

Designs started before 1 July 2014, and projects under construction or for which building contracts are signed at that date, may comply with the July 2008 version of the WAER.  The application of amendments to the WAER is not retrospective.

The revisions are substantial both in terms of technical content and volume.

Amendments 2014 Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999

EnergySafety invites interested parties to submit comments on these draft regulations which will replace the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999.

The comment period closes at 5pm on 31 March 2014.

Please click on this link for details of the proposed changes and further information about the submission process.

National occupational licensing system (NOLS)

The National Occupational Licensing System (NOLS) will not be proceeding.  The National Occupational Licensing Authority (NOLA) is in the process of being disestablished.  The COAG announcement of December 2013 indicates that states will work with the Council for the Australian Federation (CAF) to develop alternative options to national licensing.  Please click on the NOLA link below for further information.

Safety Alert - Infinity cables

EnergySafety has issued a "stop sale notice" on TPS and orange round cables imported and sold by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd.  To view the safety alert, please click here.

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.

Please see this publication [PDF, 1.41MB] for more details.  Electrical Contractors please see the guide [PDF, 1MB]

Residual current devices (RCDs)

For more information about the new laws see the RCD regulations page.

Certificate of competency holders

Now is the time to get more information about converting your certificate of competency to a permit or to download a copy of the application form.

Reports published