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Consumer Protection is once again warning consumers not to deal with ‘bitumen bandits’ who offer to lay driveways on-the-spot with material supposedly leftover from another job and then leave town before you can challenge them about their shoddy work and materials. Reports received by Consumer Protection’s Mid-West office suggest that two men in high-visibility work clothes, driving a white ute...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Jul 2015
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection, David Hillyard Paying large amounts of money up front for nothing in return or hiring a tradesperson without a recommendation, or without seeing references or sighting previous good work are some of the mistakes Western Australians regularly make when having work carried out on their homes. In the last few months we have issued new warnings about...
Consumer Protection
Department News
26 Jun 2015
Working on or near energised electrical equipment (live work) is the leading cause of burns, shocks, serious accidents and fatalities for electricians. Energy Safety ’s Code of Practice Safe Low Voltage Work Practices by Electricians sets out guidelines issued under the authority of Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 (WA). WorkCover NSW has recently released an electrical safety video...
EnergySafety
Department News
16 Jun 2015
An investigation by Victoria’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade found that external aluminium composite cladding used in the construction of the Lacrosse Building in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct did not comply with the standards required for that use and contributed to the rapid spread of fire up the building in November 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
05 Jun 2015
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has announced a package of regulatory reforms to help Western Australia’s building and plumbing industries save money and work more efficiently.
Building Commission
Department News
31 Mar 2015
Consumer Protection is warning Perth people not to do business with a rogue air conditioning unit repairman who has a long history of poor service and a large number of unhappy customers. Christopher Brocklebank , who is believed to be living in Woodvale, runs Perth Evaporative Air & Gas Services , and has previously traded under the name Elements Hearth, Wind and Fire . He is facing seven...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Mar 2015
Energy Safety has issued additional safety precautions for the type of high voltage (HV) switches involved in the 3 February Morley Galleria Shopping Centre explosion. The first Order pertained to only Long & Crawford Manchester switchgear. Energy Safety has now extended the Order to all HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches. Announcing this today, the Director of Energy Safety, Ken Bowron...
EnergySafety
Media release
24 Mar 2015
Energy Safety has imposed new safety precautions for the type of high voltage (HV) switches involved in the 3 February Morley Galleria Shopping Centre explosion. The HV oil-insulated combined-fuse switches produced by Long & Crawford Manchester must be completely disconnected from the electricity supply before any person may open the switch’s lid. Announcing this today the Director of Energy...
EnergySafety
Media release
13 Feb 2015
A Bunbury electrical contracting business and one of its employees have been fined a total of $44,800 over the 2013 electrocution of an 18-year-old trades assistant in the roof space of a home in East Bunbury. JCW Electrical Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined $38,000 in the Bunbury Magistrates Court today. Licensed electrician Dale Francis...
EnergySafety / WorkSafe
Media release
06 Feb 2015
Building Commissioner Peter Gow says an agreement amongst Australian Building Ministers to make the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC) and future editions freely available online will pave the way for more innovative and productive building and plumbing industries in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Feb 2015

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