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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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There are various reporting obligations under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Regulations 2022 for authorised nominating authorities, adjudicators and review adjudicators. The administration of...
eNotice
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
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 and contact WorkSafe immediately . The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 introduced the term ‘person conducting a...
Report an incident
If a ‘dangerous incident’ arises through the conduct of a business or undertaking the regulator must be notified immediately. Where the dangerous incident is currently life-threatening, the PCBU should ensure the regulator is notified by calling 1800 678 198 (24 hours). Where the dangerous incident...
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 Automatic mutual recognition , you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. If you need...
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
Asbestos

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An overview of building disputes for the month of July 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
18 Aug 2023
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
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
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
23 May 2024
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
An overview of building disputes for the month of May 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
16 Jun 2023
An overview of building disputes for the month of April 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
25 May 2023

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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
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

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