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This information sheet provides advice to persons in control of a workplace and those involved in inspecting, removing, managing or disposing of asbestos contaminated soils at workplaces. This information sheet deals with soils at a workplace, which are contaminated with asbestos containing...
Asbestos
How can I comply with the new work health and safety laws? Under the Work Health and Safety and Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), duty holders will be required to manage the risk of falls at workplaces, as prescribed by the following regulations: Regulation 78 – Management of risk of fall...
Slips and trips and falls
The Work Health and Safety Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Go to the Work Health and Safety laws website For information about WA's work health and safety (WHS) laws
About WorkSafe
A person conducting a business or undertaking must not direct or allow a worker to carry out construction work unless the worker has successfully completed general construction induction training and, if the worker completed the training more than 2 years previously, the worker has carried out...
Demolition licence
Do you want to make a complaint about bullying, sexual assault or harassment? Contact WorkSafe on 1800 678 198 or email wscallcentre@dmirs.wa.gov.au
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Action Plan for Reform An Action Plan for reform to introduce better payment protections for all participants in the Western Australian building and construction industry was released by the Minister for Commerce in September 2021. Security of payment – Action plan What does the Action Plan do? The...
Security of payment
The fees on the document below are exclusive of GST and show fees for 2021-22 and 2022-23. The new fees come into effect on 1 July 2022 and cover: Builders Building surveyors Electricians Gas fitters Painters Plumbers Owner-builders Adjudicators Complaints Building and Energy licensing and...
Fees and payment options
Questions asked during Safe Work Month Webinar on 30 October 2020 have been compiled along with the department's responses. Commencement When did the Work Health and Safety Act receive assent? The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) was assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. However...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
The following information has been developed to assist employers and employees meet their safety and health obligations. Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety Public transport including taxis and rideshare services - Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 Working from home Safe...
COVID 19 - Coronavirus
The following information has been developed for employers and employees looks at ways to look after your mental health during this challenging time. COVID-19 coronavirus guide for employers: Looking after your mental health COVID-19 coronavirus guide for employees: Looking after your mental health...
COVID 19 - Coronavirus

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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
17 Jun 2022
This Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors (the Code) sets out minimum expectations of registered building surveyors undertaking building surveying work in Western Australia (WA). It applies to...
Building and Energy
Code of conduct
06 Apr 2022
This guide is designed to provide information and practical suggestions that may be helpful to you and others at a time when you are grieving and having to navigate legal and other processes...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
The intent of this Industry Bulletin is to confirm the fire safety requirements for roofed outdoor areas, commonly referred to in Western Australia as patios.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
23 Mar 2022
This Industry Bulletin has been developed to remind building surveyors of their responsibilities when including technical documents with a certificate of design compliance (CDC), a certificate of...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
18 Mar 2022
Employers (or persons conducting a business or undertaking) have a duty under OSH or WHS legislation to eliminate, or if that is not reasonable practicable, minimise the risks of COVID-19 at the...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Feb 2022
The Building Services (Registration) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2021 (Amendment Regulations) were published in the Government Gazette on 8 October 2021 and have commenced operation. The Amendment...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
21 Jan 2022
Following a review of the remittance process in July 2018, Building and Energy published Industry Bulletin 101 , which prescribed the information that is required to be provided by permit authorities...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
21 Jan 2022
This fact sheet provides guidance on the requirement for building permits for swimming pools, spas, and their associated fences.
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
20 Jan 2022
General Inspection Report Seven details the findings of the Building and Energy’s general inspection of Certificates of design compliance issued by building surveyor contractors for new warehouse and...
Building and Energy
Reports
17 Jan 2022

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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
Roof of a two-storey Alkimos home detached during a storm in Easter 2019 Inadequate systems and procedures led to insufficient roof tie-down connections $15,000 fine for company and reprimand for Mr Trager following SAT mediation The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) has fined Perth builder Ben Trager Homes Pty Ltd $15,000 and reprimanded its nominated supervisor Ben Trager for not properly...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 May 2022
Product safety recall for various pool gate latches made by Aristo Glass Products The faulty gate latches may not latch properly and pose a drowning risk for children Consumers are reminded that pool safety is an all-year-round issue Building and Energy is alerting consumers about a recall of several faulty latches that may fail to securely shut swimming pool gates, creating a drowning risk for...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Apr 2022
Building and Energy is pleased to announce two initiatives to support prospective adjudicators/review adjudicators in gaining registration under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (Act): an approved training course to be run by Jackson McDonald and supported by Building and Energy from Monday 23 May 2022; and the waiving of all application and registration fees...
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Apr 2022
Nominated supervisors must provide proper management and supervision Western Australian Construction Pty Ltd (WAC) is now in administration Another WAC nominated supervisor, Salah M.A. Qarout, was cautioned last year A building company supervisor who failed to adequately oversee projects for several months has been penalised $10,000 at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) following...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Mar 2022
The State Government has approved four extra hours of trading for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area on each of the upcoming public holidays, Labour Day and Easter Monday. The extension to permitted opening times means general retail shops will be able to trade any time between 8am and 6pm on Monday, 7 March 2022 (Labour Day) and Monday, 18 April 2022 (Easter Monday). The normal...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Mar 2022
Home indemnity insurance is compulsory for home building work valued at $20,000 or more Confirm the builder has an HII policy for your project before paying deposits HII offers financial protection for incomplete or defective work in certain situations WA’s building regulator is urging home building clients not pay deposits without seeing evidence that the builder has a home indemnity insurance (...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Feb 2022
The McGowan Government has released exposure drafts of regulations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 ahead of the commencement of major work health and safety (WHS) reforms in March 2022. Releasing the exposure drafts of the supporting regulations provides all participants in Western Australian workplaces the opportunity to prepare themselves to meet the requirements of the new Act and to...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Dec 2021
Local governments must inspect private pool safety barriers at least every four years 1.6% of WA pools were overdue for inspection at 30 June 2021 57% of authorities were up to date with their inspections, but this is a decline Most WA local governments are progressing well with inspections of private pool safety barriers but there is still room for improvement, Building and Energy has reported...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Dec 2021

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