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The BCI Code contains various reporting or notification obligations for building contractors. The requirements are contained in paragraph 20 (Industrial Action), paragraph 25 (Collusive tendering), paragraph 26 (Private Covered Building Work) and paragraph 27 (Breaches of the BCI Code). All reports...
Reporting obligations
David Hillyard was appointed as Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection in December 2015. Prior to this, he was the Director of Consumer Protection’s Retail and Services Directorate. David has worked with Consumer Protection for over 35 years and has been in senior management roles where most...
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EnergySafety and WorkSafe are calling for public comment on proposals to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 to prohibit work on energised electrical installations. Key features of the proposals include: a prohibition on...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
On 16 December 2015, Mr Lex McCulloch the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner announced the Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division (WorkSafe) would be undertaking a review of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations for adoption in Western Australia. The key principles of the...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
As the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out and Telstra's existing fixed line networks are disconnected, monitored fire alarms and lift phones must be migrated to the NBN or other technology platforms. Fire alarm and lift phone services that operate over the top of existing fixed-line voice...
Plant and machinery
At the time the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations were developed a national Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was developed by Safe Work Australia. An examination of that RIS showed that it did not contain sufficient Western Australian specific content to demonstrate that there were...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today (16/12/2015) provided information on the current status of the consultation process and development of the Work Health and safety (WHS) laws. “In August 2014, the State Government announced that it intended to craft the best version of the national...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
Property developer is a broad term that includes those involved in sub-dividing land, building and selling property off-the-plan, renovating for resale or knocking down and rebuilding houses. A developer is defined in the Act as a person whose business either alone or as part of or in connection...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
Consumer Protection media statements are available online. Ministerial media statements Media statements issued by the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Commerce, are available from the Government Media Office page .
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Consumer Protection provides a variety of online resources: Online complaint form – to submit a complaint about a trader. Please attempt to follow our advice on resolving disputes via the consumer complaint checklist before formally making a complaint. WA ScamNet – profiles the most prevalent scams...
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A building contractor must notify the BCCMU of a breach or a suspected breach of the BCI Code as soon as practicable, but no later than 48 hours after becoming aware of it.
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Form – notification
11 Apr 2017
To advise the BCCMU if any aspect of the Tender preparation was inconsistent with the obligations outlined in paragraph 25 of the BCI Code 2016.
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Form – notification
11 Apr 2017
Model clauses which may be used in connection with expressions of interest, requests for tender, purchase orders and subcontracts between a contractor and its subcontractor in circumstances where the...
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Guidance note
11 Apr 2017
This checklist has been developed as a tool for Building Contractors to use to assist them with identifying areas where they may not comply with the requirements of the BCI Code.
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Guidance note
11 Apr 2017
It is imperative that Government agencies tendering for State Building Works include the obligation to comply with the BCI Code within requests for tender and through the contractual process.
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Guidance note
11 Apr 2017
Every Building Contractor who is covered by the BCI Code must have a freedom of association policy in place for the time they remain covered by the BCI Code.
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Guidance note
11 Apr 2017
A Head Contractor who enters into a contract for State Building Work exceeding $10 million in value must have a BCI Code compliant WRMP in place prior to commencing work.
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Guidance note
12 Apr 2017
The Western Australian Building and Construction Industry Code of Conduct 2016 commenced on 1 January 2017. The code has been developed to ensure that Western Australian government agencies, when...
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit
Code of conduct
13 Apr 2017
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2016
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016

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The Western Australian Building and Construction Industry Code of Conduct 2016 applies from 1 January 2017 to the new tendering process of all State building projects. The WA code was developed to ensure that Western Australian government agencies, when expending public funds, contract with building contractors that conduct themselves in a reputable, fair, safe and responsible manner, both in...
Building and Construction Code Monitoring Unit / Corporate
Department News
05 Dec 2016
The best way to ensure quality painting and plumbing work, and to make sure only ‘fit and proper’ persons are entering your client’s homes and places of business, is to engage appropriately registered and licensed tradespersons. Painters’ registration requirements Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered...
Building Commission
Department News
01 Nov 2016
Building Commissioner Peter Gow has issued a warning to Western Australian companies who fail to pay contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on time that they may be in breach of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 .
Building Commission
Media release
12 Apr 2016
The State Government has announced reforms for building in bushfire-prone areas of Western Australia. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has prepared a map which identifies the bushfire-prone areas across the State. A bushfire hazard assessment will be required for new homes in areas identified as bushfire-prone on the map. The assessment will determine the level of construction...
Building Commission
Department News
07 Dec 2015
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of a York real estate agency after its sole director’s licence renewal application was refused and the company was therefore unable to operate the business in compliance with the Real Estate and Business Agents Act. The supervisor appointed by Consumer Protection is Mr Gary Doran of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2014
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