Restricted plumbing permit scope of work
The below information provides a description of activities which Western Australian's (WA) with a restricted plumbing permit are permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under AMR, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below.
If you need to apply for a WA licence more information is available on the licensing page.
Licence identifier: RP00 – RP00000
Scope of work
The plumbing work to be carried out must only be in the course of:
- removing a water heater;
- removing and reinstalling a water heater; or
- replacing a water heater.
A restricted plumbing permit can only be issued to the holder of an electrical or gasfitting licence.
Disconnect, remove, install and connect the following:
- a compression union;
- a temperature/pressure relief valve; or
- an expansion control valve,
in the course of removing, removing and reinstalling or replacing a water heater.
The work cannot be done with a restricted plumbing licence if:
- a change to the existing pipes is required;
- the existing pipes are not in safe and proper working order;
- the temperature/pressure relief valve overflow pipe does not comply with the plumbing standards; or
- the use of a flexible hose connection is required.
Compliance requirements in WA
To get a WA licence
- Must have:
- an electrical workers licence; or
- a gasfitting permit or authorisation
- Must have an appropriate qualification
- Must have an Australian Police Check
- Must be a person of good character and repute and a fit and proper person to hold a licence – a criminal record is obtained
- Must pay an application fee
To keep a WA licence
- Must renew the registration every three years
- Must submit appropriate compliance certificates
- Subject to a fit and proper assessment at time of renewal
They must comply with the Plumbers Licensing Act 1995 and Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000.
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