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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 as an employee, contractor, subcontractor, self-employed person, outworker, apprentice or trainee, work experience student, employee of a labour hire company...
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 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 basis...
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
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Amendments to Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) and Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022...
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
The regulator can grant a group of people an exemption from complying with a regulation of the Work Health and Safety Regulations. These are referred to as a class exemptions. It is important to read class exemptions closely to see if they apply to you, and if you cannot meet all of the conditions...
Class exemptions
Applicants seeking guidance or who require an application form to apply for an asbestos assessor licence, please see the documentation below: Application guide Application guide - asbestos assessor licence Application form Application form - asbestos assessor licence Lodgement options You can lodge...
Assess asbestos removal works
Registration as a review adjudicator entitles an individual to make determinations on review applications. There are various reporting obligations for review adjudicators under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and the Building and Construction Industry (Security...
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Registration as an adjudicator entitles an individual to make determinations on adjudication applications. Adjudicators have various reporting obligations under Part 3, Division 3, sections 32(4), 32(6) and 38(4)(c) of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and...
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This bulletin provides a warning to builders about the risks associated with agreeing to allow another entity to carry out building work under their building contractor registration.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
16 Aug 2023
This General Inspection (Snapshot) Report Nine (GIR9) was undertaken to assess how well the Management and Supervision Policy and Management and Supervision Questionnaire are working in practice. The objective of GIR9 was to assess whether claims being made by applicants could be supported by evidence to ensure the policy is an effective tool for assessing these important registration requirements.
Building and Energy
Reports
03 Aug 2023
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – Building and Energy Division has developed a three-year, risk-based Audit Strategy to support its inspections of the work and conduct of registered builders and building surveyors and its general monitoring of how well building standards are being applied.
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
04 Dec 2023
This industry bulletin is to remind builders that adequate arrangements are required to be in place to ensure the building service is managed and supervised in a proficient manner.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
28 Jul 2023
From 1 July 2024, new laws in Western Australia will require building engineers to be registered by the Building Services Board (the Board) to carry out, or contract with consumers to carry out,...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
28 Jul 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of June 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
24 Jul 2023
This Industry Bulletin brings to the attention of builders the importance of: completing building work in accordance with the plans and specifications referenced on the relevant certificate of design compliance (the approved plans); properly consulting prior to proceeding with work which differs from the approved plans (changes); and consulting with the appropriate building professional when it appears the approval varies from the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
Building and Energy
Bulletin
21 Jul 2023
Use this application form to apply for one or more classes of high risk work to be added to your existing WA licence.
WorkSafe
Form – application
31 Jul 2023
This industry bulletin is intended to highlight the process of extending the duration of a building permit
Building and Energy
Bulletin
28 Jun 2023
This bulletin provides information for those involved in the design, certification and installation of timber framed walls, including builders, building surveyors, structural engineers and suppliers.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
26 Jun 2023

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Building and Energy is advising property owners affected by the liquidation of Western Luxury Homes Pty Ltd to contact their home indemnity insurance (HII) provider, QBE Insurance. The Perth building company appointed liquidators on 11 August 2023. Building and Energy understands Western Luxury Homes was contracted for 12 home building projects dating from mid-2020. Building and Energy Executive...
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Aug 2023
False home indemnity insurance certificates provided for a development project Permit authority misled when issuing a building permit $5,000 fine issued by the Building Services Board The Building Services Board has issued a $5,000 fine to a Herne Hill building contractor for misleading a permit authority into issuing a building permit based on false home indemnity insurance (HII) certificates...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 Jul 2023
False home indemnity insurance certificate provided Building Services Board issues $3,500 fine Building permit application attempts to mislead permit authority The Building Services Board has issued a $3,500 fine to a Port Kennedy building contractor for providing a false certificate of home indemnity insurance (HII) to a permit authority as part of a building permit application. The Board found...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 Jul 2023
Building and Energy is advising home owners who have contracts with insolvent builder Modco Residential Pty Ltd to contact home indemnity insurance (HII) provider QBE. The Perth building company’s external administration notice was published today (26 July 2023). Building and Energy understands Modco Residential was directly contracted for 29 residential building projects that are yet to be...
Building and Energy
Media release
26 Jul 2023
Following the liquidation of Perth builder City Residence Pty Ltd , Building and Energy is advising affected property owners to contact QBE to discuss a home indemnity insurance claim. City Residence appointed liquidators yesterday (12 July 2023). Building and Energy understands the company was yet to complete 13 residential building projects. Building and Energy Acting Executive Director Nabil...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jul 2023
$34,600 staircase, decking and painting project left incomplete and faulty $8,000 fine after guilty plea for non-compliance with a building remedy order Previous order to pay more than $47,000 in rectification costs After issuing an $8,000 fine for abandoned building work, a magistrate has warned tradespeople not to accept jobs if they cannot complete them to the expected standards. The comments...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Jul 2023
Failure to fix defective swimming pool plasterwork $3,750 fine for not complying with a building remedy order Home owners previously received $19,000 compensation payment An Armadale swimming pool renovator will pay more than $4,000 in fines and costs after ignoring an official order to rectify work at a Roleystone property. In Armadale Magistrates Court on 13 June 2023, Steven Edward Eatwell of...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Jul 2023
Almost $250,000 in fines, compensation and costs No builder registration for carport work in Cottesloe and Mount Pleasant Ignored official orders to rectify work in Alexander Heights and Mount Hawthorn A Perth tradesman and his company have been ordered to pay almost $250,000 in fines, compensation and costs after four property owners were left with unauthorised, defective or incomplete building...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Jul 2023
Building and Energy is advising property owners affected by the liquidation of Flexible Homes Pty Ltd to contact their home indemnity insurance (HII) provider, QBE Insurance. The Perth building company appointed liquidators yesterday (27 June 2023). Building and Energy understands Flexible Homes was directly contracted for 19 building projects. Building and Energy Executive Director Saj...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Jun 2023
Aussie Sheds Albany owner found guilty of breaching ACL $158,853 worth of deposits paid for incomplete shed and patio works 11 consumers to receive full compensation An Albany shed seller who took large deposits from consumers between January 2020 and 25 July 2020 and failed to deliver goods and services in a reasonable timeframe has been found guilty of breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Jun 2023

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