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This section contains health and safety statistics for general industries. Reports Worst hazards in Western Australian workplaces: Report 2012-13 to 2021-22 WorkSafe has identified the worst hazards in Western Australia’s workplaces by examining work-related traumatic injury fatalities and workers...
Safety statistics
The graph below shows the number of registered building contracting companies which became insolvent in WA since 2017–18 as well as the broader construction data captured by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). ASIC data includes a broad range of industries that are...
Building a home in challenging times
Archived advisory notes, industry newletters and bulletins from the Building Commission and Energy Safety (now Building and Energy). Local government advisory notes Building advisory note 24 – Alterations and additions, extension of transition period for energy efficiency Building advisory note 23...
Newsletters and bulletins
A complete list of building industry bulletins published for the building services and plumbing industries. Plumbing Industry Bulletin 163 – Requirements for the installation of property sewer connections (in and ups) when a junction is cut-in on an existing main sewer Industry Bulletin 161 –...
Newsletters and bulletins
Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to workmanship and contractual issues in connection with a regulated building service or home building work contract. An animated has been produced to provide detailed information on the dispute...
Building complaints
WorkSafe has produced the following work health and safety pamphlets and flyers that you can download and use at your workplace. Asbestos safety for trades and construction workers: Pamphlet Mines safety matters pamphlets WorkSafe has produced a series of pamphlets that provide advice on...
Information sheets
An overview of the number and type of complaints received, average time taken to close and the decisions/outcomes achieved for each month. Annual reports Annual building disputes report 2022-23 2024 January 2024 February 2024 March 2024 April 2024 2023 January 2023 February 2023 March 2023 April...
Building complaints
Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to workmanship and contractual issues in connection with a regulated building service or home building work contract. This video provides detailed information on the dispute resolution process...
Building complaints
These information sheets provide information on how human factors can contribute to a sequence of events that lead to a major incident and how the inclusion of human factors can assist major hazard facility operations. Case study chemical release This case study is based on the fire and a series of...
Human factors
Information sheets provide concise information about legislation, safety and work practices and answers to common questions or how to do instructions. Focus on compliance Construction site security: Unauthorised access Fire risk from transparent bottles containing clear liquids stored in direct...
Information sheets

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Publications

The flyer is intended for to be handed out by local government pool safety barrier inspectors to owners of pre-5 November 2001 private swimming pools that utilise child-resistant doors as part of...
Building and Energy
Flyers
13 Jun 2024
This fact sheet provides guidance on the requirement for building permits for private swimming pools and fences that form part of their safety barrier (pool fences). In Western Australia, private swimming pools with water that is more than 300mm deep must have a compliant safety barrier. Safety barriers help prevent the drowning deaths and injury of young children under the age of five years by restricting their access to the private swimming pool.
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
30 May 2024
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
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
Industry Bulletin 159 has been issued to inform industry stakeholders that Building and Energy’s Enforcement Branch is initiating a compliance program to coincide with the commencement of the final...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
02 Feb 2024

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Announcements

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
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 industry participants in regional WA are invited to free information seminars this month, presented by the State Government’s building regulator. Topics at the Building and Energy events include determination of wind classifications and residential timber framing audit findings. There will also be an update on the National Construction Code’s (NCC) 2022 edition and guidance on...
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Oct 2023
On 12 September 2023, the Building Services Board (the Board) determined to refuse to renew the building contractor registration of FTD Construction Pty Ltd (BC101942). After receiving advice from Building and Energy following its investigation into FTD (also known as Fulfill The Dream), the Board was not satisfied that the company met the financial requirements for registration or that it had...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Sep 2023
Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Landmark registration of more than 1,000 engineers in the building sector The registration will deliver safer buildings and greater accountability Two-year transition periods for civil, structural, mechanical, and fire safety engineers Part of a wide-ranging improvement plan for building regulation in Western Australia The Cook Government is set...
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Sep 2023
Following the recent update on plans to extend the transitional period associated with implementation of the NCC 2022 in Western Australia, Building and Energy has received a number of queries regarding the current transitional provisions.
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Aug 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
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
The Commerce Regulations Amendment (Building Services) Regulations 2023 (Amendment Regulations), to introduce registration for building engineers in WA, were released for public consultation from 17 August to 24 October 2022. Building and Energy received 17 submissions on this draft.
Building and Energy
Department News
19 Jun 2023

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