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WHS guidance kits are resources that include short animations which can be used at health and safety meetings or toolbox meetings to raise awareness of responsibilities and duties under the Work Health and Safety laws. Introducing WHS laws Guide to WHS resources – Introducing WHS laws [ Youtube...
Work health and safety laws
These publications are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Statement of Regulatory Intent This Statement from the regulator provides the principles for the regulatory approach that WorkSafe (...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. A WHS service provider is a person conducting a business or undertaking ( PCBU ) that provides work health and safety services to another...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Who is considered a worker? Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 a worker is any person who carries out work for a PCBU , including work...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the regulations This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Short video animations...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. How does the WHS Act describe volunteers and volunteer organisations? The WHS Act describes a volunteer as a person who acts on a voluntary...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer under WHS? The role and influence a person has in a business determines if they are an officer under the WHS Act. Broadly,...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
These publications and videos are designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. Introduction to the new work health and safety (WHS) laws Western Australia's Work Health and Safety Act 2020 - guide (dmirs.wa.gov...
Main responsibilities and duties under WHS
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Will there be a transition period for businesses to adopt the new laws? Yes, transitional arrangements are now in place where duties are new...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the Regulations WHS publications and...
Work health and safety laws

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The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the Act) commenced operation on 1 January 2005. The Act provides a means for the rapid adjudication of payment disputes for parties to a contract for the carrying...
Building and Energy
Reports
05 Dec 2022
The exemption is subject to the following conditions which must be followed. The exemption only applies to the removal of non-friable asbestos containing material. The exemption is only applicable in...
WorkSafe
Information
29 Nov 2022
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...
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
01 Dec 2022
What is the Retention Trust Scheme? The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 establishes a retention trust scheme to better protect retention money such as cash security...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
01 Dec 2022
Under the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022, clearance inspections must be conducted for all licensed asbestos removal work and a written clearance certificate must be issued before...
WorkSafe
Template
25 Nov 2022
Practical tips to protect homes and keep those sheltering in them safe from cyclone damage. Cyclone season in Northwest Australia typically runs from November to April although warmer ocean...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
21 Nov 2022
Disclaimer – The information contained in this guide is provided as general information only. It should not be relied upon as legal advice or as an accurate statement of the relevant legislation...
WorkSafe
Form – application
03 Nov 2022
Disclaimer – The information contained in this guide is provided as general information only. It should not be relied upon as legal advice or as an accurate statement of the relevant legislation...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
03 Nov 2022
This Industry Bulletin provides information relating to new Western Australian State Variations introduced in the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
09 Nov 2022
This report details individual local government private swimming pool safety barrier inspection figures for the 2021/22 period, as voluntarily reported by those local governments.
Building and Energy
Reports
19 Oct 2022

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Mount Lawley house mostly demolished despite requirement to keep key parts Significant new building work did not comply with building permit or plans The building contractor’s nominated supervisor is also the home owner The Building Services Board has issued $8,000 in fines after unauthorised demolition and building work was carried out at a builder’s own heritage-protected Mount Lawley house...
Building and Energy
Media release
08 Dec 2022
Advice on what to do before, during and after a cyclone Developed by Building and Energy in collaboration with Engineers Australia Checklists summarise key advice from several organisations A new guide is available with practical tips for protecting people and buildings against cyclone damage. The fact sheet , developed by Building and Energy in collaboration with Engineers Australia’s Cyclone...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Dec 2022
Substandard turf and concrete work in Beeliar and Ashby Ignoring a building remedy order is an offence under WA’s building laws $5,000 fine and $2,000 in costs to be paid A Perth magistrate says two home owners were left in a “vulnerable position” after paying for substandard work by a landscaper, who ignored orders from the Building Commissioner to fix the faults. Haval Akrawy , also known as...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Nov 2022
Cracks, incomplete work and other defects at Woodvale and Landsdale properties No attempt to follow official orders for remedy or compensation Conviction at trial following prosecution by Building and Energy A Perth tradesman has been fined $12,500 for ignoring orders issued by the Building Commissioner to fix defective driveway work at two homes. Ricky Noel Clements , trading as Harden Up...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Nov 2022
This article is published to alert plumbing and building industry stakeholders in Western Australia of changes to current regulations and standards affecting plumbing system design and installation in WA. The Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) have been amended to align with the latest version of the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA 2022) which takes...
Building and Energy
Department News
08 Nov 2022
Local governments must inspect private pool safety barriers at least every four years 1.5% of WA pools were overdue for inspection at 30 June 2022 62% of councils were up to date with inspections, an improvement from last year WA local governments have shown overall improvement in inspecting private pool safety barriers, but the State’s building regulator says progress must continue to help...
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Oct 2022
Media statement from Commerce Minister, Hon Roger Cook MLA Home indemnity insurance reforms to better protect home owners affected by builder insolvencies Maximum insurance payouts will double to $40,000 for lost deposits and $200,000 for incomplete or defective works Home indemnity insurance is compulsory for residential building projects valued at $20,000 or more The McGowan Government has...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Oct 2022
Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets are now available. The new FAQs cover digital identity and the WA Relationship Authorisation Manager (WARAM). The My Account FAQ has also been updated. The FAQs provide answers to common questions such as: What is a digital identity and why we need to protect it? What is the WARAM and how can it benefit our customers and their business ? Both new...
Corporate
Department News
29 Sep 2022
Free information sessions across regional WA this spring are set to discuss key changes to national building and plumbing codes as well as new subcontractor payment laws. The State Government’s building regulator, Building and Energy, is inviting participants at all levels of the building, construction and plumbing sectors to attend the interactive events. One roadshow will cover the National...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Aug 2022
Media statement from Commerce Minister – Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 commences today First of a three-stage reform package to improve protections for subcontractors Industry education and resources to help with transition to new contract laws The McGowan Government is delivering on its election commitment to strengthen...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Aug 2022

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