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The Code of Practice (CoP) aims to assist people designated or applying to be designated as an Inspector (Electricity). Code of Practice for Inspectors Electricity Click the link below to access the CoP and related documents Code of Practice for Inspectors Electricity
Inspectors electricity
The guidelines for the safe management of high voltage electrical installations are issued under Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 (WA) by the Director of Energy Safety and endorsed by WorkSafe. Safe management of high voltage (HV) installations Information on the Guidelines and supporting...
Information for industry
The code details the requirements for vegetation control work carried out near the live conductors of overhead power lines. Code of Practice for Vegetation worker electrical safety Information on the Code and the online assessment Code of Practice for Vegetation worker electrical safety and the...
Information for industry
Restricted plumbing permits allow eligible gasfitters and electricians to disconnect, remove, install and connect a compression union, a temperature/pressure relief valve or an expansion control valve in the course of removing, removing and reinstalling or replacing a water heater on a strictly...
Initial grant of licence
A national recall is being coordinated by a taskforce chaired by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Energy Safety , Consumer Protection and the Building Commission are working with the taskforce as the WA regulators. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty...
Electrical installations
Infinity electrical cables were recalled due to safety concerns on 27 August 2014. If you had electrical work done during 2012 or 2013 to your house, rental or commercial property it is strongly recommended you contact your electrician and ask if they have used this product in your property. The...
Home safety
Please note: The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety will be affected by Western Power undertaking essential network maintenance and electrical work, which may impact our websites and services on Sunday 21 January 2018. There is a possibility that Energy Safety ’s services may be...
Services
How to restore your expired electrical licence Applying to restore your expired electrical licence is now even easier with our new online restoration service. How does it work? To use the new restoration service, you will need to know your licence number (which can be found on the front of your...
Services
How to update your contact details Changing your contact details with Energy Safety is now even easier with our new online notification service. How does it work? To use the new notification service you will need to know your licence number (which can be found on the front of your licence or permit...
Services
Energy Bulletins provide electrical and gas 'technical and safety' information, including details of new and amended legislation and standards. Energy Bulletins are of particular interest to electrical and gas workers. Bulletins are produced four times per year. Each edition includes separate...
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L & C fuse switches Order 01-2015 issued to all persons working on and owners and operators of Long and Crawford oil-insulated high voltage combined-fuse switches Preliminary Pursuant to s.18B of...
EnergySafety
Reports
21 Jan 2016
This application form is used to apply for a medical imaging equipment permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
04 Feb 2015
This application form is used to apply for a university technician's electrical worker's permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
10 Dec 2014
Private overhead power lines Power lines which transport electricity from your main switchboard and meter to your home or other buildings are private power lines. This includes the pole where the...
EnergySafety
Brochure
17 Sep 2014
General It is a requirement of Regulation 45(1) of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 that an electrical contractor shall ensure that his/her electrical contractor’s licence number appears...
EnergySafety
Information
02 Jul 2014
Working live is dangerous for electricians at your workplace.
EnergySafety
Code of practice
13 Jun 2014
Wood Pole Order 01-2009 issued to Western Power under Section 18B of the Energy Coordination Act 1994.
EnergySafety
Reports
12 Jun 2014
An amended version of the requirements was issued in 2014.
EnergySafety
Information
05 Jun 2014
A summary of statistical information about electrical incidents in Western Australia.
EnergySafety
Reports
07 Apr 2015
Energy Bulletins provide electrical and gas technical and safety information, including details of new and amended legislation and standards. Energy Bulletins are of particular interest to electrical...
EnergySafety
Bulletin
15 Feb 2018

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Electrical safety regulator Energy Safety will launch a public awareness campaign next month to alert property owners with overhead power lines about their legal responsibilities.
EnergySafety
Media release
18 Sep 2014
Western Australian home and business owners are being urged to contact their builders or electrical contractors to determine the brand of electrical cabling installed in homes or business premises following a national safety recall of Infinity brand cables which don’t comply with Australian safety standards. Energy Safety advises licensed electrical contractors who know or suspect they have...
Building Commission / Consumer Protection / EnergySafety / Corporate
Media release
27 Aug 2014
On 12 August 2014, the Minister for Commerce, Hon Michael Mischin MLC announced that a Western Australian version of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) bill would be introduced shortly into State Parliament. This will be in the form of a green bill, which will be released for a consultation period of three months. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014
Unfortunately there was an error in the media release headed “Warning issued on dangerous solar isolating switches” date May 21, 2014.
EnergySafety
Media release
22 May 2014
Energy Safety has issued a public warning about dangerous switches used in some solar systems installed since January 1, 2012. Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron said today the switches formed part of all solar photo-voltaic installations. “They are used to disconnect the current produced by solar panels so electricians can work safely on the electrical installation of a home or business,” Mr...
EnergySafety
Media release
21 May 2014

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