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ThinkSafe is WorkSafe’s flagship online publication for workplace health and safety in Western Australia. Below is the list of all the editions of the magazine. ThinkSafe magazine : May 2024 ThinkSafe magazine : May 2023 ThinkSafe magazine : July 2022 ThinkSafe magazine : September 2021 ThinkSafe...
ThinkSafe magazine
On 13 December 2023, the National Work Health and Safety ministers unanimously agreed to ban the use, supply and manufacture of all engineered stone which is mainly used to make benchtops. Following this decision: From 1 July 2024 the use, supply and manufacture of engineered stone slabs, panels...
Silica
Documents: Retention Trust Scheme - Retention Money Trust Accounting Guidelines This guidebook is written to assist current and future parties that are using, or will use, retention money as a method of performance security to understand their rights and obligations under the Retention Trust Scheme.
Templates and user guides
Documents: Small construction work contract This contract is to assist building service contractors registered under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (WA) in meeting their legal obligations under section 13 of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA)...
Templates and user guides
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
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...
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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
14 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
Industry Bulletin 162 has been issued to advise the Building Amendment Regulations 2024 were published 17 April 2024 on the WA legislation website and have commenced operation.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
03 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

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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
Incorrect identification of floors as mezzanines rather than storeys Inadequate fire safety measures for the building’s actual effective height Building surveyors’ employer at the time is deregistered WA’s Building Services Board has cautioned and fined two building surveyors for misleading conduct in connection with a Scarborough apartment development. The Board found registered building...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Nov 2023
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
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
Building and Energy has issued a warning to consumers, subcontractors and suppliers about the status of registered building contractor Modco Residential Pty Ltd (BC103549). Building and Energy – WA’s building industry regulator – has received information from several owners, subcontractors and suppliers giving rise to concerns about the builder’s capacity to pay its debts as and when they fall...
Building and Energy
Media release
31 May 2023
Certificates failed to show compliance with applicable building standards Permit authorities misled when issuing related building and occupancy permits Education order and $15,000 in total fines after another $7,000 fine in 2018 Noranda-based building surveyors have been ordered to complete further study and pay $15,000 in fines due to errors and substandard work while certifying five buildings...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Apr 2023

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