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The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and accompanying regulations (WHS laws) commenced on 31 March 2022. The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) impose a new requirement for the operators of earthmoving machinery to hold a high risk work licence (HRWL) for crane operation if the equipment is used as a crane. The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Jun 2022
As we enter the winter months, with cold and stormy weather on our doorstep, it’s important to keep yourself and your family not only warm but safe by considering Building and Energy’s top safety tips. “The new season acts as reminder to check your electrical and gas appliances before using them, be conscious of extra mould growth, and ensure your property is rain, hail and wind prepared,”...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Jun 2022
14 June 2022 Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 15 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022 Commercial tenancy laws covering retail shops now under review Various emerging issues to be canvassed during consultation phase Lease rights regarding rents, operating costs and duration of tenancy explored The laws which govern commercial tenancy agreements between small retailers and landlords, including shopping centre owners, are being reviewed by the McGowan Government...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2022
This year’s State Wage Case, in which the WA Industrial Relations Commission considers increases to the state minimum wage and WA award pay rates, is currently in progress. You can subscribe to Wageline News or follow Wageline on social media and we will let you know when the State Wage Case decision is issued by the WA Industrial Relations Commission later in June.
Labour Relations
Department News
10 Jun 2022
Consumer Protection and WA Police are raising the alarm after an increase in reports of teenagers and young adults being targeted in ‘sextortion’ scams.
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2022
Solar energy storage systems can be an attractive option for households looking to capture and store their own renewable energy. However, around 450 WA home-owners that have installed several models of LG-branded home energy storage batteries are being urged to check if their device is on a national recall list due to fears they may overheat and ignite. Due to the stored energy, battery fires can...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2022
WorkSafe has commenced prosecution action against a Bassendean engineering company over the death of a worker who was crushed by machinery in May 2019. Hofmann Engineering Pty Ltd has been charged with failing to provide a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing the death of an employee. On May 9, 2019, a welder employed by Hofmann Engineering was in the fabrication workshop welding...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Jun 2022
Tuesday, 7 June 2022 ServiceWA app upgrades will ensure users have easy access to FuelWatch Interactive functionality and map will show fuel prices available near users Next addition to ServiceWA app continues journey in redefining the way Western Australians interact with government services The McGowan Government has updated its ServiceWA app to include FuelWatch, providing an easy to navigate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2022
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has successfully released two of its primary products as described under “Better Services” in the Western Australian Digital Strategy Roadmap 2022 . Under the State Government Digital Strategy, DMIRS was allocated $3.6million to improve public access to its services with: a single sign-on solution; and a whole-of-state government...
Corporate
Department News
03 Jun 2022
The June edition of the Wageline News has just been published. Read this latest edition on the Wageline News page.
Labour Relations
Department News
03 Jun 2022
Being contacted out of the blue by a business wanting to sell you something is a scenario many consumers will be familiar with. Whether it’s a knock at the front door from a salesperson, or unsolicited text messages, phone calls and emails, it may help to know there are strict rules surrounding how businesses are allowed to contact you. When it comes to door-to-door salespeople, there are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Jun 2022
Unlicensed dealer ordered to pay more than $9,000 in fines and costs 13 vehicles sold illegally over a 16 month period Public plea for community to help stop backyard vehicle trading A man who bought and sold vehicles from his Marangaroo home without a licence has been ordered to pay a total of $9,262.50 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrate Court. Hussain Al Hussein was fined $3,800 and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2022
A recent gas incident has highlighted the need for gas fitters to be aware of the potential for over pressurization of a gas installation due to the failure of an older style single stage LP Gas installation regulator. Failure of single stage LP Gas regulators can lead to downstream piping, apparatus and appliances being exposed to dangerously high pressures. Prior to 1999, most domestic and some...
Building and Energy
Department News
31 May 2022
ATCO has presented Building and Energy with statistics which describe the most common defects it encounters whilst inspecting gas installation work. Failing to follow the manufacturer’s instructions makes up 14 per cent of ATCO’s total defects. These defects can be avoided if proper care is taken to ensure that the manufacturer’s installation instructions are understood and followed. In...
Building and Energy
Department News
31 May 2022
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 1 June 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 23 cents per...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 May 2022
Hydrogen is an odourless, tasteless, colourless, non-toxic, and flammable gas. It reacts readily with oxygen, releasing a considerable amount of energy as heat and producing only water as a by-product. It is also used in fuel cells to produce electricity. The difference between a fuel cell and a battery Both fuel cells and batteries supply electricity. However, there are important differences in...
Building and Energy
Department News
31 May 2022
Wageline has recently published information for state system employers and employees on employment arrangements for the Western Australia Day public holiday on Monday 6 June 2022. The Western Australia Day 2022 public holiday page contains information on employment entitlements for: Award free employers and employees, Shop and Warehouse (Wholesale and Retail Establishments) Award, Restaurant,...
Labour Relations
Department News
30 May 2022
The State Government has approved four extra hours of trading for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area on each of the upcoming public holidays, WA Day and the Queen’s Birthday. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will be able to trade any time between 8am and 6pm on Monday, 6 June 2022 (WA Day) and Monday, 26 September 2022 (Queen’s Birthday). The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 May 2022
A building company has been fined $45,000 (and ordered to pay $5000 in costs) over an incident in which a worker fell approximately three metres through a concealed void at a construction site in Safety Bay. Alcove Engineering & Construction Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for a person who was not their employee, and was fined in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 May 2022
Backyard dealer fined $8,000 for no licence and false odometer readings Two deceived buyers to receive $2,500 in compensation Potential buyers urged to be skeptical of vehicles with unusually low kilometres Buying and selling vehicles without a licence and deceiving two buyers about odometer readings have resulted in a Yokine woman being ordered to pay a total of $17,400 in fines, consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 May 2022
WA building sector impacted by worldwide shortages and rising costs Information for consumers facing delays, cost increases and other challenges Resources available at the Building and Energy website (dmirs.wa.gov.au) WA’s building regulator has developed helpful information to assist consumers affected by current challenges in the home building sector, including impacts on project timeframes and...
Building and Energy
Media release
26 May 2022
Welcoming a new pet into your family is an exciting time, so the last thing you’d want to discover after bringing the animal home is any unexpected issues or problems. An emotional bond has likely formed that could make an exchange or refund out of the question, while a ‘repair’ could equate to expensive vet bills and a dispute with the seller. Unfortunately, issues with pet purchases are on the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 May 2022
Only registered painters can legally carry out paid painting work over $1,000 Consumers are encouraged to check the Register of Painters Building and Energy has received 59 complaints about painting work this financial year Following recent action by Building and Energy, consumers are reminded that painters must be registered to carry out paid painting work valued at $1,000 or more. Painting...
Building and Energy
Media release
23 May 2022
Fire risk from several models of LG home energy storage batteries 450 of the recalled batteries are estimated to have been installed in WA Affected consumers should switch off the battery and contact LG or SolaX WA’s electrical and product safety regulators are alerting consumers about a national recall of some LG-branded home energy storage batteries, which may overheat and ignite. Building...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
20 May 2022

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