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This is a guideline to assist in applying for variation/exemptions from prescribed statutory requirements in Western Australia contained in the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999. Introduction An application may be made for a variation/exemption from the...
Variations, exemptions and dispensations
Gas operatives and industry representatives may request Energy Safety to provide an interpretation of a specific requirement of a standard that is listed in schedule 7 of the regulations. Interpretations Existing interpretations PDF 119KB Interpretation of Regulation or Standard request form PDF...
Appliance and equipment approval
The Director of Energy Safety , under regulation 32(3) of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999, has issued the following variations and exemptions from requirements in the codes and standards listed in Schedule 7 of the regulations. Each request has been...
Variations, exemptions and dispensations
A preliminary notice or notice of completion needs to be submitted to certify certain types of electrical installing work. The notice of completion form includes a certification of compliance of the electrical work to the relevant network operator. The responsible electrical contractor is required...
Electrical installations
The sample inspection system recognises that some electrical workers and contractors are quite capable of getting the job done correctly the first time. It also ensures that the responsibility for ensuring that the work is done correctly rests with the electrical contractor and electrician, and not...
Electrical installations
A guide to the energy industry technical safety regulatory framework administered by Energy Safety .
Functions and responsibilities
Energy Safety 's primary objective is a safer Western Australia. Our secondary objectives include protecting users of electricity and gas. Electricity and gas can be dangerous. Energy Safety has several strategies to reduce the dangers and provide a safer environment, including: to have safe...
Our objectives
Gas Standards (Gas Supply and System Safety) Regulations 2000 The Gas Standards (Gas Supply and System Safety) Regulations 2000 were came into effect on 2 August 2000. The regulations mandate the following standards: AS/NZS 1596 "The storage and handling of LP Gas" AS 1697 "Installation and...
Gas supply network safety
The Do Not Call Register is a secure database where you can list your Australian numbers to opt out of receiving most unsolicited telemarketing calls and marketing faxes. You can list your home, personal mobile and/or fax number to reduce telemarketing calls. Registration is free and you can remove...
Door to door and telephone sales
Before hiring a service provider (tradesperson, motor vehicle repairer, etc) you should ask for a quote so there is no dispute later about the costs. What is a quote? A quote is a statement of the price for which goods or services will be supplied. When a quote is accepted, a contract is formed...
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An educational article about the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
These guidelines have been developed and issued by the Director of Energy Safety, EnergySafety Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Western Australia.
EnergySafety
Guide / handbook
29 Jun 2017
This document aims to assist people designated or planning to be designated as an inspector (gas). It provides information on the designation; the powers and limitations of an inspector (gas) under the Energy Coordination Act 1994; and the principles and practices that an inspector (gas) is expected to follow when carrying out their duties.
EnergySafety
Code of practice
29 Jun 2017
This register identifies those electrical appliances that have been approved by for sale or hire, or that may be made available for sale or hire, or that may be advertised for sale or hire under section 33B(1A) of the Electricity Act 1945.
EnergySafety
Register
16 May 2016
Prescribed electrical appliances must not be sold, hired or exposed for sale or hire or advertised for sale or hire unles the electrical appliance of that class or type is approved and is stamped or labelled if and as prescribed in the regulations.
EnergySafety
Register
21 Sep 2016
This information sheet explains why pins on electrical plugs must be insulated. All electrical appliances and equipment incorporating three-pin plugs being offered for sale or hire must comply with...
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
24 Oct 2016
The Community expects the electrical appliances they use to be safe. This fact sheet summarises electrical safety laws for importing, selling or hiring out electrical appliances and equipment in...
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
09 May 2016
Complete this form to apply to the Plumbers Licensing Board for a Plumbing tradeperson's licence.
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
When dealing with building disputes relating to a regulated building service, the Building Commission may require the parties to a complaint to provide further details about the complaint. These...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
28 May 2014
A guide for those entering into a contract for home building and associated works. When does the home building contracts act apply? The Home Building Contracts Act 1991 (the Act) regulates contracts...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
04 Jun 2014

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Announcements

The Building Services Board has imposed conditions on the contractor registrations of Belmont builder Diploma Construction (WA) Pty Ltd (BC11854) and related Leederville-based entity DGX Construction Pty Ltd (BC14593).
Building Commission
Media release
17 Jan 2017
Osborne Park builder Danmar Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC9032) and its nominated supervisor Robert George Williams (BP7911) have been fined a total of $45,000 plus costs for negligent conduct that contributed to one house’s roof blowing off and another being substantially damaged during a storm.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Jan 2017
If you are involved in the building and construction industry in regional Western Australia, you shouldn’t miss this important learning opportunity. Morning session – 9.00am to 12.30pm The Building Code of Australia (BCA) information session is a half day program in the morning covering future initiatives of the BCA; product certification and technical interpretation to common queries. This...
Building Commission
Event
11 Jan 2017
Formerly registered Wangara builder Jeffrey West (reg. BP101011 & BC100818 – both expired), the sole trader of Kameleon Homes, has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,200 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
11 Jan 2017
Complete Ceilings and Renovations Pty Ltd (deregistered by ASIC) and its director Mark Edward Straw of High Wycombe have been fined a total of $242,700 as a result of prosecution action by the Building Commissioner.
Building Commission
Media release
21 Dec 2016
Salter Point man Mal Afrasiabi (BC6365 & BP6365 – expired), a director of the formerly registered Western Australian building company AFRA Construction Pty Ltd (BC12367 – expired) and trading as MAE Contractors (or MAE Constructions WA), has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences.
Building Commission
Media release
21 Dec 2016
The December 2016 edition of Building Commission News is out now.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Dec 2016
Information about amendments to the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) that came into effect on 14 December 2016.
Building Commission
Department News
14 Dec 2016
East Perth man Jon Valmont (alias Jon Marcel), trading as Marcel Roofing, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in contracting for and carrying out building work in Attadale in late 2013 and early 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Dec 2016
Byford concreter Christopher Ronald Francis Gordon , trading as Flash Concrete , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences he committed while contracting for building work at a Rivervale property in 2014 and a Bull Creek property in 2015.
Building Commission
Media release
12 Dec 2016

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