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This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to noise. How can noise affect your life? Hearing loss caused by noise is insidious and permanent. It can cause isolation at home and socially and decrease efficiency at work. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration
This page provides useful links to assist you with the control of risks associated with hazardous substances.
Hazardous substances
As part of its function, Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
Boards and committees: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by Building and Energy 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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The information in this checklist may assist you in selecting the safest vehicle for different jobs or conditions on your farm.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This guide is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace - Chinese
WorkSafe
Guidance note
22 May 2014
This guide is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace - Malay
WorkSafe
Guidance note
22 May 2014
This guide is aimed at those in control and those performing any work under or near to overhead power lines. It is particularly relevant where plant or equipment such as scaffold components, roofing or other building materials, cranes or irrigation equipment are operated or moved under or in the vicinity of overhead power lines.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
Electricians, plumbers, pest control operators, installers of ceiling insulation; roof aerials; solar panels; air-conditioning systems, and other persons entering ceiling spaces or working on roofs...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Jul 2016
This bulletin provides information on the risks and some safe work practices when travelling in remote locations. Identify the hazard Extreme weather conditions, remoteness and vast distances in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Employers and self employed people have general duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act) and requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. What...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
29 Jun 2017
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common hazards in the café and restaurant industry. This bulletin may assist retailers identify risks and suggests possible control measures.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
This bulletin sets out duties that could be relevant to people that may work on an owner builder site, which is considered a workplace under the definitions of the Act.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Does your business operate in an area that is subject to cyclones?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014

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A Newburn company has been fined $5500 plus costs for failing to identify the presence and location of asbestos at one of its workplaces.
WorkSafe
Media release
22 May 2014
The boom in strata developments and land sales in WA has prompted Consumer Protection to offer advice to off-the-plan buyers of land or property. A new consumer guide, now available online, gives useful information on the pros and cons of buying land or property off-the-plan. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said, while the vast majority of developments are completed...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2014
Consumer Protection has issued a warning about an online retail website which, in too many cases, fails to deliver products or offer refunds. Pronto Online ( www.prontoonline.com.au ), operated by Fergus Patrick Turner of Parmelia, has been the subject of a high number of complaints in recent months related to orders taking an unreasonable length of time to arrive or not being delivered at all...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2014
West Perth builder John Joseph Dryka (reg. 3997) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $10,000 and costs of $2,000 for misleading conduct under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011. In proceedings initiated by the Building Services Board and finalised on 31 March 2014, the builder was found to have misled the City of Stirling and an insurer as to the...
Building and Energy
Media release
08 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 May 2014, most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Gull sites up to 157.9 cpl, and most Peak sites up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2014
Legislation will be introduced into State Parliament today to deregulate the Western Australian travel industry and abolish the Travel Compensation Fund .
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 May 2014
Geraldton building company Will-Construct Pty Ltd (reg. 9985) and its director Peter William Willoughby (reg. 7710) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a total of $10,000 to the Building Commissioner for misleading conduct. The company admitted to misleading the City of Geraldton as to who the builder was on building licence applications relating to commercial sheds on three...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 May 2014
A Broome real estate agency is believed to have been the target of cyber-fraud with criminals reaping $50,000 after accessing the agency’s online banking system. It’s understood the fraudsters may have gained access to the agency’s computer system after a compromised email apparently allowed malicious software (or malware) to be installed. The bank account details of one of the agency’s clients...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 May 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 160.9 cpl, most BP and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl, and most Coles Express and Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 157.6 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Apr 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spray-On Paving, and its sole director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Apr 2014

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