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The mentally healthy workplaces online hub brings together videos, podcasts, information sheets and checklists for both workers and management to use. Learn about psychosocial hazards and risk factors in the workplace and the benefits of having a mentally healthy workplace. Mental health and...
Mentally healthy workplaces
Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral. This fact sheet provides information about where silica is found, what are the hazards and risk management. What is silica and where is it found? Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral, also known as silicon dioxide. One common type of...
Silica
Courtesy renewal reminder notices for licences, permits and registrations are now only sent electronically for the following licensing authorities: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Director of Energy Safety Electrical Licensing Board Commissioner for Consumer Protection WorkSafe...
Occupational licensing
For the purposes of the information provided below, “mutual recognition” refers to the ability of a person who is registered in connection with an occupation in a State, Territory or New Zealand to carry on an equivalent occupation in Western Australia, subject to the provisions of the Mutual...
Occupational licensing
Submitting a notice through eNotice is a very efficient and intuitive alternative to paper notices. There are 4 types of notices: Notice of Intention (NOI) Notify Drainage Work Completed Certificate of Compliance (COC) Emergency NOI/COC Please note: Multi-entry certificates for minor works are...
eNotice
You will need your licence number and the email address registered with Building and Energy . Enter your details and request a security code. We will send a one-time security code to your registered mobile number or email address. Once you enter the access code and agree to the Terms and Conditions...
eNotice
eNotice Please note: From 1 October 2019 paper notices will no longer be avaiable for purchase. Click here for details . What is the benefit to me and my business from using eNotice? The potential benefits are: Quicker, more convenient and cheaper than completion and delivery of paper forms. Better...
eNotice
eNotice is a web based facility for the electronic lodgement of Notices of Intention and Certificates of Compliance for plumbing work (excluding multi-entry for minor works). It has been developed to improve the efficiency of work notice processes and achieve cost savings for all parties. It is...
eNotice
The fees below are effective from 1 July 2018. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 New application Note: Includes a non-refundable portion Electrician licence (EL) $534.45 (5 years) Restricted electrician licence (RE) $534.45 (5 years)...
Services
Public comment ended 31 August 2018 - THIS DOCUMENT IS NO LONGER CURRENT AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws. Background On 12 July 2017, the Government’s...
Work health and safety legislation reform

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The department has developed a checklist for employers and workers engaged in the fabrication and installation of stone benchtops. This checklist highlights safety issues with a focus on silica...
WorkSafe
Checklist
30 May 2019
This technical note provides advice on the correct configuration of vertical risers used for inspection purposes as well as risers from gully and fixture traps. This is a requirement of the Plumbing...
Building Commission
Technical standards
30 May 2019
This technical note has been issued to clarify the requirements for the installation of inspection openings on drainage plumbing systems in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Technical standards
30 May 2019
This technical note provides clarification on the requirements for connecting condensate from refrigerated air conditioners, cabinets, sterilizers, autoclaves and similar appliances to sanitary or...
Building Commission
Technical standards
30 May 2019
This technical note has been issued to clarify the venting requirements for pumping apparatus including the connected drains, branch drains and fixture discharge pipes as listed in AS/NZS 3500.2:2018...
Building Commission
Technical standards
28 May 2019
This technical note has been issued to advise the plumbing industry about the current situation when providing live or dormant water and sewerage connections to houses or buildings on survey strata...
Building Commission
Technical standards
27 May 2019
This technical note has been published to clarify the requirements for overflow relief gullies and that the installation of a reflux valve does not remove these requirements.
Building Commission
Technical standards
20 May 2019
Building Commission
Technical standards
14 May 2019
Building Commission
Technical standards
03 May 2019
This industry bulletin has been issued to inform the Western Australian plumbing industry of changes coming into effect from 1 May 2019. The changes apply to the following legislation: Plumbers...
Building Commission
Bulletin
12 Apr 2019

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Home owners can be reassured that WA’s building regulator is taking action on standards, compliance and dispute resolution across the industry, according to retiring Building Commissioner Ken Bowron. Mr Bowron leaves Building and Energy (formerly the Building Commission and Energy Safety ) today after 10 years, including 18 months at the helm of the combined division within the Department of...
Building Commission / EnergySafety
Media release
14 Jun 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is conducting a stakeholder satisfaction survey to invite feedback on our services and our role as a regulator. The results will help DMIRS focus on business areas and services that need performance improvements. If you subscribe to a DMIRS email newsletter or subscriber news service, you may be contacted by email and invited to take...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Apr 2019
The adoption of eNotice by the plumbing industry has been very positive with feedback showing a high level of satisfaction with the system. As a result, Building and Energy will be ending the sales of paper notices later this year. From 1 October 2019 paper Notices of intention and Certificates of compliance will no longer be available for purchase, however, contractors may continue to lodge...
Building Commission
Department News
08 Apr 2019
The Drainage Plumbing Diagram (DPD) system will be upgraded tomorrow, Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 5.00pm . The search function will be unavailable for approximately one hour at that time. If you have any enquiries regarding the upgradel, please email be.publications@dmirs.wa.gov.au .
Building Commission
Department News
09 Apr 2019
The Drainage Plumbing Diagram (DPD) system used for purchasing DPDs will be upgraded next week. The enhanced system will work the same way but will provide a shopping cart feature to allow for multiple purchases and overall improved delivery. The upgrade will take one hour and the DPD search function will be down during this time. It is proposed to occur next week and will be outside of office...
Building Commission
Department News
01 Apr 2019
Building industry participants in regional WA are invited to free information seminars on important changes coming up in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2019 edition. Spanning nine locations from Esperance to Broome during March, the events are presented by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Building and Energy team (formerly the Building Commission). The seminars aim...
Building Commission
Media release
05 Feb 2019
WorkSafe has issued a safety alert on the health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in the stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Cumulative exposure to RCS may cause serious, debilitating and potentially fatal health effects, including silicosis. RCS is smaller than dust and is invisible to the naked eye. Tiny particles of...
Building Commission / EnergySafety
Alert
18 Dec 2018
The following statement was issued by Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations, on Tuesday 11 December 2018: John Fiocco's review of security of payment reform for WA subcontractors released Government will carefully consider all 44 recommendations The McGowan Government today released John Fiocco's final report on Security of Payment Reform in the WA Building and...
Building Commission / EnergySafety
Media release
11 Dec 2018
As of 1 January 2019, c ourtesy renewal reminder notices for licences, permits and registrations will only be sent electronically. The changes will apply to the following licensing authorities: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Director of Energy Safety For information on the renewal process and details on how to update your contact details, visit our Renewal reminder notices...
Building Commission / EnergySafety
Department News
05 Dec 2018
Subcontractors in the building and construction industry will have increased payment protections for Government works projects under changes to be introduced in 2019. The McGowan Labor Government will significantly expand Project Bank Accounts (PBAs). This will come into effect from July 1, 2019. PBAs will apply to a wide range of Government projects where the total value of works exceeds $1.5...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Dec 2018

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