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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 Fire risk from transparent bottles containing clear liquids stored in direct sunlight Major inspection requirements for...
Health and safety information sheets
These guides describe practical measure that can be taken to prevent or minimise the risk of harm and contribute to the overall state of knowledge regarding hazards, risks and controls. Nomination of an operator Guide - A death in the workplace: Information for families Health and safety...
Health and safety guides
Newsletter Archive A list of our newsletters.
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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

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This form is to be used by building service contractors that are in a corporation structure (company, body corporate or unincorporated body) to give the Building Services Board written notice of the...
Building and Energy
Form – notification
03 Feb 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of November.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Dec 2022
An overview of building disputes for the month of September.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Dec 2022
An overview of building disputes for the month of October.
Building and Energy
Reports
23 Dec 2022
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
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
The Building Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2022 (Amendment Regulations) were published in the Government Gazette on 23 September 2022 and commence operation on 1 May 2023. The Amendment Regulations...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
04 Oct 2022
A health and safety bulletin is a notification issued following cluster of incidents or trends in poor work practices or inadequate control measures. Health and Safety Bulletin No 1 Embrittlement –...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
27 Sep 2022
Persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs), including mine operators, have an obligation to carefully assess the validity of qualifications, supporting documentation and training...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022

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Announcements

Media statement from Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC, Minister for Commerce Latest stage of security of payment reforms to protect building and construction subcontractors now in effect McGowan Government retention trust scheme election commitment delivered Increased powers to ensure good commercial behaviour in the building sector The McGowan Government has further improved payment protections for...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Feb 2023
Building defects at projects in East Perth, Hillarys and Secret Harbour Negligence, misleading conduct and failure to pay SAT orders Mr Salisbury is bankrupt and is no longer a registered builder A Rockingham former builder has been fined $15,000 after admitting to nine disciplinary allegations involving building projects in East Perth, Hillarys and Secret Harbour. Building and Energy initiated...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Jan 2023
Work health and safety regulations for the control of psychosocial risks will come into effect on 24 December 2022. These regulations will require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate psychosocial risks, or to minimise them so far as is reasonably practicable. This new duty places psychosocial hazards on the same footing as other significant hazards such as falls or...
WorkSafe
Department News
23 Dec 2022
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
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
Several areas of renovation work deviated from building permit approved plans Balustrade safety barrier not installed, creating a fall risk Penalty includes $5,000 fine and compulsory construction management course A Fremantle builder has been fined $5,000 and ordered to do additional training after carrying out unauthorised home building work and failing to install a verandah safety barrier. The...
Building and Energy
Media release
26 Jul 2022

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