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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...
Tradespeople
All Australian businesses must comply with the Australian Consumer Law. This law also applies to the building industry. Consumer guarantees on goods and services Unconscionable conduct Unfair contract laws False or misleading representations Misleading or deceptive conduct What we do Provide...
Building and renovating

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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
When carrying out ‘builder work’ for another person, in most parts of Western Australia registration as a building contractor is required. What is ‘builder work’? ‘Builder work’ is building work: for...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
14 May 2014
This application form is used to notify Energy Safety of a change of name to your gasfitting permit or gasfitting authorisation.
EnergySafety
Form – application
02 May 2014

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The best way to ensure quality painting and plumbing work, and to make sure only ‘fit and proper’ persons are entering your client’s homes and places of business, is to engage appropriately registered and licensed tradespersons. Painters’ registration requirements Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered...
Building Commission
Department News
01 Nov 2016
The Building Commission is strongly advising home owners against carrying out their own plaster testing. The advice follows recent media reports and social media posts suggesting the use of a tape adhesion or “sticky tape” test to determine whether plaster has been correctly applied. Home owners are warned that testing their own walls could damage the plaster or paint. Tests should only be...
Building Commission
Department News
25 Oct 2016
Francesco Di Labio (reg. BP7903 – expired), as the nominated supervisor of Dianella building company Frayson Pty Ltd (BC8331 – cancelled), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $15,000 and costs of $1,000 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
24 Oct 2016
Western Australia's home building industry and new home owners are continuing to enjoy savings, as more outdated requirements are removed from the State's building regulations.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Oct 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Watching The Block might have inspired you to get cracking on some home renovations but unlike the TV show contestants you won’t have access to host Scotty’s ‘black book of trades’. So, how do you go about finding trustworthy, reliable tradespeople who’ll do a good job for the right price? We’ve got some tips to help you avoid tradie...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Sep 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building Commission
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The 2016-17 financial year sees the Australian Building Codes Board embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.
Building Commission
Department News
21 Sep 2016
Waterman’s Bay licensed plumbing tradesperson Gary Clayton Hummerston (TL11472) has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to comply with a condition of his licence.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Sep 2016
An interim report into the discovery of asbestos in the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has found the procurement processes used by principal contractor John Holland Pty Ltd to be comprehensive and consistent with industry practice. However, industry and government must improve processes for detecting and preventing the presence of non-conforming and hazardous products in buildings. Released...
Building Commission
Media release
13 Sep 2016
The Building Services Board has fined Willetton building company Build West Pty Ltd (reg. BC10002) $5,000 and its director and nominated supervisor Shaun Middleton (BP37114) $2,500 for negligent conduct and failing to properly manage and supervise its work.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016

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