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The Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 requires that an individual, partnership or company that carries out, or undertakes to carry out, civil, structural, mechanical, fire safety or fire systems building engineering work must be a registered building engineering contractor. Individuals that...
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Please note Building engineer applications will not be accepted until 1 July 2024 Building engineering contractors’ scope of work is limited by the level of contractor registration they have. Registration class Scope of work Contractor (Individual, Partnership, Company) – Professional Professional...
Initial registration
Please note Building engineer applications will not be accepted until 1 July 2024 Scope of work The type and size of buildings that building engineering professionals, technologists and associates can work on are: Professionals – professional and technical engineering work for unlimited size and...
Initial registration
Please note Building engineer applications will not be accepted until 1 July 2024. How do I apply? To apply for registration as a building engineering contractor (professional, technologist, associate, fire systems technologist or fire systems associate) you must complete one of the application...
Initial registration
Please note Building engineer applications will not be accepted until 1 July 2024. Building engineering practitioners are registered under the Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 by both area (civil, structural, mechanical, fire safety) and level (professional, technologist, associate...
Initial registration
Please note Building engineer applications will not be accepted until 1 July 2024. The building engineer’s registration scheme (the Registration Scheme) commences from 1 July 2024 and will be implemented in two phases over three years. The scheme is prescribed under the Building Services (...
Initial registration
ThinkSafe is WorkSafe’s flagship online publication for workplace health and safety in Western Australia. Below is the list of all the editions of the magazine. ThinkSafe magazine : May 2024 ThinkSafe magazine : May 2023 ThinkSafe magazine : July 2022 ThinkSafe magazine : September 2021 ThinkSafe...
ThinkSafe magazine
This page contains frequently asked questions relating to construction induction training. What is construction induction training? The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) set out mandatory requirements for the provision of construction safety induction...
Construction Induction Training
Documents: Retention Trust Scheme - Retention Money Trust Accounting Guidelines This guidebook is written to assist current and future parties that are using, or will use, retention money as a method of performance security to understand their rights and obligations under the Retention Trust Scheme.
Templates and user guides
Documents: Small construction work contract This contract is to assist building service contractors registered under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (WA) in meeting their legal obligations under section 13 of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA)...
Templates and user guides

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An overview of building disputes for the month of April 2024.
Building and Energy
Reports
17 May 2024
The objective of this policy is to guide members of the Building Services Board (Board) and Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DEMIRS) staff in applying a consistent process...
Building and Energy
Policies
06 May 2024
The objective of this policy is to guide members of the Building Services Board (Board) and Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DEMIRS) staff in determining whether an...
Building and Energy
Policies
03 May 2024
Industry Bulletin 162 has been issued to advise the Building Amendment Regulations 2024 were published 17 April 2024 on the WA legislation website and have commenced operation.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
03 May 2024
An overview of building disputes for the month of March 2024.
Building and Energy
Reports
29 Apr 2024
An overview of building disputes for the month of February 2024.
Building and Energy
Reports
08 Apr 2024
An overview of building disputes for the month of January.
Building and Energy
Reports
08 Mar 2024
WorkSafe is aware of recent incidents where hydraulic fluid contamination has resulted in the uncontrolled movement of the basket on elevating work platforms (EWPs). This includes the loss of...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
01 Mar 2024
Application for Approval of Building Engineers’ Registration Assessment and CPD Schemes
Building and Energy
Form – application
15 Feb 2024

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An Albany-based building supervisor has been fined $12,500 for failing to adequately manage and supervise the construction of a new home, which was eventually demolished. The State Administrative Tribunal’s (SAT) orders against Asher Daniel Arthur Schlager (BP101285) followed mediation about disciplinary allegations by Building and Energy. According to the agreed facts, Schlager Building Services...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 May 2024
A Wellard man who provided false details to gain building practitioner registration has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board. Surjit Singh also agreed to surrender his registrations as a building practitioner (BP104706) and building contractor (BC104676). Mr Singh became a registered building practitioner in April 2023 after completing a building diploma and claiming at least seven...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Apr 2024
WorkSafe has commenced a proactive inspection program to look at site security issues on WA construction sites. The inspection program will look at a number of randomly-selected sites across metropolitan and regional areas of the State throughout the 2024/25 financial year. There have been incidents in which construction sites have been accessed by unauthorised persons, exposing them to serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
09 Apr 2024
Building and Energy is advising homeowners affected by the liquidation of Start Right Homes Pty Ltd (BC14559) to contact QBE to discuss their home indemnity insurance. The Osborne Park building company, which mainly constructed single-storey houses, appointed liquidators on 7 April 2024. Building and Energy understands the company is yet to complete 24 projects. Building and Energy Executive...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Apr 2024
The Building Services Board has refused to renew the building contractor registration of Beyond Builders Pty Ltd (BC103289, cancelled) on financial grounds. After reviewing Beyond Builders’ application for registration renewal and a report prepared by Building and Energy, the Board was not satisfied the company met the financial requirements for registration. The Board’s decision enables...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Mar 2024
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Main industry participants enter into mediation over leaking pipes in WA homes The Hon John Chaney SC appointed by the parties to mediate an industry-led solution Former Supreme Court Justice and President of the State Administrative Tribunal, the Hon John Chaney SC, has been appointed to oversee the mediation between builders and the manufacturer...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2024
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Changes to streamline and clarify rules for private swimming pool safety barriers Extensive consultation as part of a comprehensive review of pool barrier laws The Cook Government is improving the safety of private swimming pools by implementing the recommendations from a review of private pool safety barrier requirements. The review was...
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Feb 2024
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Final stage of improved protections for building and construction subcontractors now in effect Landmark reforms to ensure timely payments across the contracting chain Three-year project delivered new legislation, a retention trust scheme, fairer contracting practices and strengthened regulatory powers The Cook Government has delivered on its...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Feb 2024
Building and Energy is advising property owners affected by the liquidation of FTD Construction Pty Ltd to contact their home indemnity insurance (HII) provider, QBE Insurance, if they have not already done so. The Perth building company appointed liquidators yesterday (29 January 2024). In September 2023, the Building Services Board refused to renew the building contractor registration of FTD...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Jan 2024
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Most significant reforms to Western Australia's building laws in over a decade Initial focus on improvements to design and construction of high-rise buildings, including apartments Strengthened laws to protect consumers and ensure a high-quality construction The Cook Government has announced landmark reforms to the State's building laws and will...
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Dec 2023

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