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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia.

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Announcements & Publications

Furniture stability factsheet

Furniture stability From a child’s point of view, your home looks like a big playground. But there are hidden dangers they don’t recognise. Unstable...

Guilty plea and safety warning after electric shock death...

Mr Buckle used internet videos and microwave parts to make an electrical art appliance A man was electrocuted near Katanning after touching the device ...

Residential building material and labour shortages

The current, Australia-wide shortage of building materials and skilled trades is impacting the residential construction industry in Western Australia. Supply...

General Inspection (Snapshot) Seven – Certificates of...

General Inspection Report Seven details the findings of the Building and Energy’s general inspection of Certificates of design compliance issued by building...

Repeat offender faces the heat over kitchen defects – Mal...

$27,500 fine for not complying with a Building Commissioner’s order 12 instances of faulty or unsatisfactory work at a Riverton kitchen renovation Previous...

Consultation – Building and Construction Industry ...

On 25 June 2021, the McGowan Government enacted its signature Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (the Act) to improve payment...

Public holidays for 2022 and 2023

If you are planning ahead for 2022 and 2023, you can find the public holiday dates for this year and next year on the Public holidays page. This year, Easter...

WorkSafe investigates death of shearer

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a shearer at Katrine, between Northam and Toodyay. The man was reported to have been placing wool into a...

Wageline News January edition published

The January edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page. 

Indigenous SCAM posters

This is a series of four posters designed to help Indigenous communities identify and avoid scams.  [scald=7417:image_medium {"link":""}] Indigenous Scam...

Button batteries. Tiny batteries. Big danger!

Button batteries are a hidden hazard in your home in a number of everyday household items. Every week in Australia 20 children are taken to hospital after...

Defects at eight homes cost WA builder and supervisor $40...

Many areas of non-compliant building work including roof safety issues Disciplinary matters referred to the State Administrative Tribunal $25,000 fine for...