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Generally, service of documents can be done by: delivering them to the party personally; posting them to the party’s last known address; or leaving them at the party’s residence, or if they are a principal of a business, at the usual or last known place of business. In the case of a corporation or...
Disposing of uncollected goods
Many businesses are left holding goods which customers never return to collect. These goods often become a nuisance and take up valuable storage space. It is sometimes in your best interest to dispose of them . If you decide to take this action, the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 and its...
Disposing of uncollected goods
If a trader uses vouchers and gift cards, they are providing a ‘non-cash payment facility’. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has set requirements for vouchers and gift cards, based on the Corporations Act 2001 . Vouchers: must clearly display the expiry date can be used...
Lay-bys, vouchers and gifts
When a consumer suffers loss or damage due to a defect with goods or services, they can make a claim to recover damages or compensation. This is particularly the case where the defect means the trader or manufacturer failed to comply with a consumer guarantee. A consumer can apply to the trader or...
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All fuel gas accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Gas incidents Regulation 42 of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 requires that all incidents, such as near misses, injury to persons or property damage relating to...
Reporting a gas incident
All electricity accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Electrical shocks, accidents and fatalities The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 require that all electric shocks and accidents (including electrical fatalities), irrespective of their seriousness,...
Reporting an electrical accident
Don't D-I-Y (do it yourself) electrical work Doing your own electrical work or employing an unlicensed person to do it for you, is very dangerous. You and your family risk electrocution or fire. Licensed electrical contractors have been expertly trained and will guarantee the quality of their work...
Electrical installations
Energy Safety produces and amends legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information. Where public comment is invited, draft copies of the documents are placed on this page. Consultation on new proposals for supervision of electrical workers and apprentices In March and April...
Discussion papers
New and amended electrical legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information will be available here. Code of Practice for Inspectors (Electricity) A comprehensive review of the Code of Practice for Inspectors (Electricity) in Western Australia (Code) has been completed. The...
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Make sure you use a licensed electrical contractor whenever you have electrical work done. Is your electrical contractor licensed? Make sure you use a licensed electrical contractor whenever you have...
EnergySafety
Brochure
09 Jan 2015
Paying proper attention to customer complaints is an essential part of a well-managed business operation. In fact, complaints can improve your efficiency and profitability. Why have a complaint...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
08 Sep 2017
Section 57 of the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 (the Act) requires developers to register their principal place of business with the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (“the Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Form – registration
27 May 2014
What is a small retail shop In part, small retail shops are shops owned by up to six people who operate no more than four retail shops, in which up to 25 people work at any one time (people employed...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
21 Nov 2017
This document was developed to assist in the investigation of slips, trip and falls in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting your workplace in regards to evacuation and first aid. Although the checklists do not cover all the requirements under workplace safety and health laws, they will give you a better idea of whether your workplace meets basic standards of safety. They will also assist in laying the foundation for a safety and health management system at your workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting training, risk assessment and safe work procedures associated with confined spaces. Although the checklists do not cover all the...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting chemical or hazardous substances hazards at your workplace. This checklist covers both requirements for hazardous substances under the...
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This checklist covers both requirements for hazardous substances under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and general chemical safety.
WorkSafe
Checklist
20 May 2014
The Code of practice: Abrasive blasting provides practical advice on meeting the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 as they relate to abrasive blasting and applies to: all workplaces where abrasive blasting is being carried out; all persons who may be exposed to hazards arising from abrasive blasting in workplaces; workplaces where: abrasive blasting products are used; processes associated with abrasive blasting are undertaken; and abrasive blasting products and equipment are stored.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014

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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 27 December 2016, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cpl (an increase of 20 cpl). Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Dec 2016
A Melbourne-based solar company has been fined $30,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 20 December 2016 for misleading WA consumers and defying laws relating to cold calling. ACN 158 148 951 Pty Ltd , formerly known as Clean Energy Enterprises Pty Ltd , was also ordered to pay legal costs of $15,681 after being convicted of 23 charges of breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). A Director...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Dec 2016
Complete Ceilings and Renovations Pty Ltd (deregistered by ASIC) and its director Mark Edward Straw of High Wycombe have been fined a total of $242,700 as a result of prosecution action by the Building Commissioner.
Building Commission
Media release
21 Dec 2016
Salter Point man Mal Afrasiabi (BC6365 & BP6365 – expired), a director of the formerly registered Western Australian building company AFRA Construction Pty Ltd (BC12367 – expired) and trading as MAE Contractors (or MAE Constructions WA), has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences.
Building Commission
Media release
21 Dec 2016
Portable decorative ethanol burners, like those pictured, were banned from sale in Western Australia since 21 December 2016, and from 15 July 2017, are prohibited under a mandatory safety standard. More detail is available from the product safety page Ethanol burners (Decorative alcohol fuelled burners) . WA consumers I own a small freestanding ethanol burner bought prior to the mandatory...
Consumer Protection
Alert
20 Dec 2016
East Perth man Jon Valmont (alias Jon Marcel), trading as Marcel Roofing, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in contracting for and carrying out building work in Attadale in late 2013 and early 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Dec 2016
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 14 cents per litre (cpl) to 132.8 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 13 December 2016, most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 136.9 cpl (an increase of 17 cpl). Most BP and Caltex sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Dec 2016
Byford concreter Christopher Ronald Francis Gordon , trading as Flash Concrete , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences he committed while contracting for building work at a Rivervale property in 2014 and a Bull Creek property in 2015.
Building Commission
Media release
12 Dec 2016
Flashing reindeer noses were among eight items withdrawn from sale after being found to be unsafe during a pre-Christmas product safety inspection program by Consumer Protection. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the items all had button batteries that could easily come loose and pose a danger to young children. "Suppliers and retailers who sell toys and novelty items that contain button...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Consumer Protection recently attended an intellectual property rights workshop in Perth where makers of products, particularly electrical items, showcased physical examples of genuine and non-genuine items to highlight the differences. The session was mainly to help Australian Border Force officers detect counterfeit goods but we...
Consumer Protection
Department News
09 Dec 2016

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