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Building and Energy Covid-19 safety advice

Industry practitioners would be well aware that the Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. There are now Directions under the Public Health Act and the Emergency Management Act on various topics e.g. business closures, travel restrictions, mass gatherings and self-isolation. For further information please go to: www.wa.gov.au

Industry practitioners must make themselves fully aware of the Directions provided.

Industry associations such as the Housing Industry Association and the Master Builders Australia WA provide regular updates and guidance for their members.  For more information refer to www.hia.com.au or www.mbawa.com. The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors has also provided information for its members here www.aibs.com.au/Public/News/2020/Member-Statement---COVID-19.aspx.

The Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of Western Australia www.masterplumbers.asn.au and the National Electrical and Communications Association www.neca.asn.au/wa/wa_home have also developed information for their members.

ACCC Product Safety Australia has published information on the health and safety risks of DIY installations of plumbing and drainage work on their website COVID-19: Supplying and installing bidet products.

Go to the DMIRS COVID-19 coronavirus page for more information.

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