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Gas fitter's responsibilities It is the gas fitter's responsibility to ensure that all gasfitting work carried out by him/her complies with legislation. The gas fitter must carry out the work to the requirements of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 and...
Gas installations
All fuel gas accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Gas incidents Regulation 42 of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 requires that all incidents, such as near misses, injury to persons or property damage relating to...
Reporting a gas incident
Gas appliances A person shall not sell or hire any gas appliance or advertise any gas appliance for sale or hire in Western Australia unless the gas appliance is approved by the Director of Energy Safety, and is marked, stamped or labelled in the manner approved by the Director. Type B appliances...
Appliance and equipment approval
Gas appliances A person shall not sell or hire any gas appliance or advertise any gas appliance for sale or hire in Western Australia unless the gas appliance is approved by the Director of Energy Safety, and is marked, stamped or labelled in the manner approved by the Director. Type A gas...
Appliance and equipment approval
The community expects that the electrical and gas appliances they use are safe. Legislation requires retailers to ensure that most domestic appliances sold comply with appropriate Australian safety standards. The Electricity Act and Regulations In Western Australia, electrical safety legislation...
Appliance and equipment approvals
The Electrical Licensing Board is constituted under provisions of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991. Its primary function is to determine the competence of applicants for, and holders of, electrical licences and permits issued under the licensing regulations. The board represents the...
Forms
The risks associated with an unsafe installation are high, so the work must be restricted to competent (licensed) workers. To emphasise the nature of the hazard, these installations can appear to operate well yet be unsafe. For example, an electrical installation can work without the safety system...
Forms
Payment for new licence application forms are required at the time you submit your application. Without payment your application cannot be assessed.
Services
The Director of Energy Safety can prohibit the sale/hire/use of an appliance or component if considered that such appliance/component is, or is likely to become, unsafe or dangerous in use. This applies also to electrical appliances/components that are approved. Appliances that may be unsafe or...
Electrical appliances

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Publications

Wood Pole Order 01-2009 issued to Western Power under Section 18B of the Energy Coordination Act 1994.
EnergySafety
Reports
12 Jun 2014
Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Advisory note
20 May 2014
A complete list of Building Commission Advisory Notes. Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Advisory note
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
A complete list of the Building Commission's industry bulletins.
Building Commission
Bulletin
04 Apr 2018
Energy Safety , in conjunction with WorkSafe, has published new guidelines for safe management of high voltage electrical installations.
EnergySafety
Technical standards
21 Jan 2016
Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
12 Mar 2015
For gas operatives and industry representative who wish to view the existing interpretations or request an interpretation of a specific code or standard requirement.
EnergySafety
Technical standards
29 Apr 2014
Generic or global variation or exemptions for domestic or commercial or mobile engine installations.
EnergySafety
Register
20 May 2014

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Announcements

A Canning Vale registered building contractor’s misleading and deceptive conduct has resulted in it being fined $2,500 by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
29 Mar 2017
Nedlands man Rohan Keane O’Neill, trading as O’Neill’s Maintenance, has again been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner, this time relating to an incomplete kitchen and bathroom renovation in Como.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Mar 2017
The Building Commission will visit eight towns in regional Western Australia between March and May to update the local building industries on matters relating to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and roof compliance.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Mar 2017
A handyman who took money from consumers but failed to carry out the work has been fined $6,000, ordered to pay a customer $2,150 in compensation and must also pay the $3,800 it cost Consumer Protection to prosecute him. Daniel Murray Howard, who has previously been convicted of dishonesty offences, pleaded guilty to three contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law during a hearing at the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Feb 2017
Graeme John Williams, the director and secretary of formerly registered and since liquidated building company Moonfern Pty Ltd (reg. BC11102 – expired), trading as Williams Homes, has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for performing work and demanding a deposit for the construction of a Broome dwelling without first providing the owners with a certificate of home indemnity insurance.
Building Commission
Media release
22 Feb 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed conditions on the contractor registration of Burswood-based builder Builtoncorp Pty Ltd (reg. BC12114).
Building Commission
Media release
01 Feb 2017
On 23 January 2017, building company Builtoncorp Pty Ltd (reg. BC12114) voluntarily appointed Jeremy Nipps and Dino Travaglini of Cor Cordis as administrators of the company.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jan 2017
The Building Commission is aware of information circulating about the solvency of registered building contractor Builtoncorp Pty Ltd (reg. BC12114).
Building Commission
Media release
20 Jan 2017
Geraldton and Bunbury's building industries are invited to learn more about construction contracting, including options for resolving payment disputes, at seminars in February. Run by the Building Commission in partnership with the Master Builders Association (WA) and Jackson McDonald, the seminars is suitable for subcontractors, small builders or other interested people in the building and...
Building Commission
Media release
19 Jan 2017
Middle Swan man Matthew John Paterson, trading as Pato’s Patios, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for offences he committed in contracting for home building work at a Yangebup property in 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
18 Jan 2017

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