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In 2014-15 WorkSafe proposes to conduct the following safety projects subject to availability of resources. All industries Communicable diseases Labour hire - Checklist Accommodation, cafes and restaurants Catering - Media statement - Checklist Restaurants - Media statement - Checklist Agriculture...
Workplace inspections
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact Dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
Information about the Building Commission's Enforcement Branch.
Enforcement
Becoming an owner-builder To become an owner-builder, you must first obtain owner-builder approval from the Building Commission, and then a building permit from your local government. When applying you must show that you have sufficient knowledge of the duties and responsibilities involved in being...
Becoming an owner-builder
Responsibilities Before taking on a building project as an owner-builder you should be aware that owner-builders take on many of the responsibilities of a registered builder. These responsibilities include: complying with all building standards including the Building Code of Australia and safety...
Responsibilities
If you are thinking about owner-building your own home or small commercial building, you are required to apply for approval from the Building Services Board under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 before you can apply for a building permit from your local government authority for...
Responsibilities
Contracts It is the builder’s responsibility to ensure that a written contract, that accurately reflects the agreement reached, is in place between themselves and their client. Contracts will vary depending on whether the type of building work that is proposed is residential or commercial. Any...
Contracts
Codes and Standards are required to maintain minimum necessary standards of relevant safety, health, amenity and sustainability within the industry in relation to all building services (plumbing, painting and building work) regulated by the Building Commission. Building Section 37 of the Building...
Codes and standards
The National Construction Code (NCC) is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments, developed to incorporate all on-site construction requirements into a single code. The NCC is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Australian Government...
Codes and standards
Building disputes Disputes – referred to as building service or home buiding work contract complaints Any person adversely affected by the carrying out of a regulated building service may lodge a complaint alleging that a building service has not been carried out in a proper and proficient manner...
Compliance and audit

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Building Commission
Form – application
31 May 2016
Building Commission
Checklist
16 Sep 2014
Building Commission
Checklist
16 Sep 2014
Building Commission
Form – application
05 Sep 2014
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
Building Commission
Reports
20 Jan 2017
This form is to be used by people applying to be registered as building practitioners with the Building Services Board. Set 5 is the registration pathway for applicants who have seven years full-time...
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015

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Australind building surveying company Tecon Australia Pty Ltd (reg. BSC18) and its director and nominated supervisor, Kim Lawrence Rowland (reg. BSP240), have been cautioned by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
01 Dec 2015
The Building Services Board has imposed conditions on the builder registration of Gary Alan Cramphorn (reg. BC10775 & BP10775) and will pursue disciplinary action against him through the State Administrative Tribunal.
Building Commission
Media release
01 Dec 2015
The Building Commission has produced a Guidance on fire safety Alternative Solutions to inform building surveyors, fire engineers, designers and others involved in developing and approving Alternative Solutions relating to fire safety, of the practice that is expected by the Building Commission when developing fire safety Alternative Solutions in Western Australia. The guide and further...
Building Commission
Department News
30 Nov 2015
Pearsall builder David Allan Russell (reg. BC7560 & BP7560) has been fined $4,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct following a disciplinary proceeding under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
24 Nov 2015
Breaking the building laws has proven costly for Rockingham flooring installer Jorge Puas , director of JPC Flooring Pty Ltd , who has been fined $12,500 by the Perth Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $1,016.40 to the Building Commissioner.
Building Commission
Media release
23 Nov 2015
Red tape reforms set to save West Australians at least $150 million during the next five years have been revealed in the State's inaugural Red Tape Reduction Report Card.
Building Commission
Department News
17 Nov 2015
From 1 November 2015 Great Lakes Australia (GLA) commenced issuing Home Indemnity Insurance (HII) Policies via their agent Residential Builders Underwriting Agency (RBUA) with all Calliden HII Policies transferred over to GLA via a Scheme of Arrangement. All Western Australian HII policies are now issued by either RBUA or QBE Insurance. Further information on HII can be found on the Home...
Building Commission
Department News
17 Nov 2015
Bibra Lake roof repairer David William Fuery , trading as Affect Roof Restoration , has been ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 and costs of $871.50 for contractual offences and failing to comply with an order of the Building Commissioner.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Nov 2015
Darlington unregistered builder Ernest Jackson , trading as Jackson Design and Build and Jackson Carpentry , has been ordered to pay a fine of $20,000 and costs of $871.40 for registration and contractual offences, bringing his total fines for building offences to $50,700 in two years.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Nov 2015
To strengthen its underwriting of home indemnity insurance the Western Australian Government will raise premiums by 18 per cent from 1 January 2016.
Building Commission
Department News
30 Oct 2015

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