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Regional roadshow Building and Energy will be travelling the State from September to November 2022 to deliver free information sessions on the first stage of new legislation aimed at ensuring subcontractors and suppliers receive timely payments for their work. The Building and Construction Industry...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
Building or renovating a home can be an exciting and rewarding time. However, you need to be aware that the construction industry in WA, like elsewhere in Australia, is experiencing major shortages of materials and skilled workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions to global trade. This...
Building a home in challenging times
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. While PCBUs are responsible for making decisions regarding health and safety, they don’t always have a full understanding of the finer detail...
How do I get started
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) prohibits discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct about WHS. This means that people can raise health and safety issues and concerns at their workplace without fear of discrimination or coercion. What is discrimination? Discrimination is the...
How do I get started
PCBUs have a duty under the Work Health and Safety Act. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of a PCBU. What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
Your rights and responsibilities
Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
Your rights and responsibilities
Notifiable incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . A 'notifiable incident' means: the death of a person; or a serious injury or illness of a person; or a dangerous incident . Need to report a notifiable incident? Preserve the site...
Report an incident
Dangerous incidents are applicable to all duty holders under the jurisidction of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 . The regulator must be notified of any incident in relation to a workplace that exposes any person to a serious risk resulting from an immediate or imminent exposure to: an...
Report an incident
The below information provides a description of activities which Western Australia (WA) Demolition licence holders are permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under JobPass, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. If you need to apply for a WA...
Demolition licence
A checklist for removing Class B Asbestos (non-friable), for both licenced asbestos removalists and for those removing small quantities (less than 10 m 2 ) who do not require a licence. Download this document Health and safety checklist - Class B Asbestos (non friable) removal work
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A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must do what is ‘reasonably practicable’ to keep workers and other people at the workplace healthy and safe. PCBUs must eliminate risks to health...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Aug 2022
Adjudicators who are currently registered under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 to determine adjudication applications in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Register
08 Aug 2022
Nominating authorities who are currently authorised under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 to appoint adjudicators and review adjudicators in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Register
29 Jul 2022
Deloitte Access Economics was engaged to undertake an economic analysis of the proposed registration scheme for Building Engineers in Western Australia. As set out in this report, the objective of...
Building and Energy
Reports
19 Jul 2022
This Decision Regulatory Impact Statement recommends amending the Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 to require engineers to be registered to carry out the following categories of...
Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
19 Jul 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where demolition work is carried out and where demolition work products and equipment are used and stored. Persons who have duties in...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where construction work is carried out and where construction work products and equipment are used and stored.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
Report an incident to WorkSafe poster is a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Jul 2022
This information sheet provides general guidance for workers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on how to manage the risk of falls at work under the new work health and safety...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Jul 2022
Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Apr 2022

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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
Further to the Government’s commitment to ensure consumers have resources to navigate the challenges in the building industry right now, Building and Energy has produced a short video as part of its education campaign. The video helps to explain the reasons for the current market conditions and what protections are in place to help. Watch the video here Other information available includes: A...
Building and Energy
Department News
25 Jul 2022
Media statement from Commerce Minister – Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA Boost for safety, confidence and consumer protection as McGowan Government approves preparation for new regulations to register building engineers Western Australia's first ever engineer registration scheme Part of suite of reforms to modernise and improve WA's building regulatory framework The McGowan Government has...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Jul 2022
The Minister for Industrial Relations has approved a series of Work Health and Safety codes of practice which came into effect today. These codes have been adapted for Western Australian work health and safety environments from the Model codes of practice published by Safe Work Australia, developed through consultation with unions and employer organisations. Dr Patricia Todd, Chair of the Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
15 Jul 2022
Home owners left with defective, incomplete and unauthorised building work No nominated supervisor or building permits for some of the work $3,000 fine for breaches of WA’s builder registration laws The Building Services Board has fined a Success building company $3,000 for carrying out unauthorised, defective and inadequately supervised work during an outdoor renovation project in Stirling. The...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Jul 2022
Premises certified despite not complying with applicable building standards Fire safety risks for building occupants, including a child-care centre Registered building surveying contractor and practitioner fined $5,000 each The Building Services Board has fined a Perth building surveying company and its former supervisor $5,000 each for incorrectly certifying that a commercial premises complied...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Jun 2022
Directors admit to sourcing and providing fake insurance certificates, falsely representing a project value and failing to ensure oversight of building services State Administrative Tribunal orders global fines of $35,000 each Western Australian Construction Pty Ltd entered administration in 2020 Two former building company directors have been fined a total of $70,000 after admitting to forging...
Building and Energy
Media release
16 Jun 2022
WA building sector impacted by worldwide shortages and rising costs Information for consumers facing delays, cost increases and other challenges Resources available at the Building and Energy website (dmirs.wa.gov.au) WA’s building regulator has developed helpful information to assist consumers affected by current challenges in the home building sector, including impacts on project timeframes and...
Building and Energy
Media release
26 May 2022
Only registered painters can legally carry out paid painting work over $1,000 Consumers are encouraged to check the Register of Painters Building and Energy has received 59 complaints about painting work this financial year Following recent action by Building and Energy, consumers are reminded that painters must be registered to carry out paid painting work valued at $1,000 or more. Painting...
Building and Energy
Media release
23 May 2022

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