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This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the new Work Health and Safety laws. Will there be a transition period for businesses to adopt the new laws? Yes, transitional arrangements are now in place where duties are new...
Work health and safety laws
This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the Work Health and Safety laws. The WHS Act and accompanying regulations came into effect on 31 March 2022. Download the Act Download the Regulations WHS publications and...
Work health and safety laws
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
Procedures are agreed safe ways of completing tasks and are an essential part of any safety management system. Usable procedures increase human reliability by providing a consistent and safe means of performing a task. They can also be job aids to assist with reducing skill- based error from slips...
Human factors
The Guidelines for the safety of buildings near network operator assets are issued under Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 . The risks and potential consequences of an electrical incident involving building encroachments too near network operator assets are significant, especially for high...
Information for industry
While PCBUs are responsible for making decisions regarding health and safety, they don’t always have a full understanding of the finer detail or subtleties of the work or working conditions. To help improve this understanding, it is important that PCBUs engage in consultation with their workers...
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...
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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
On 1 February 2023, changes to the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (BSR Act) will enhance the powers of the Building Services Board (the Board), to manage the commercial conduct and...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
27 Jan 2023
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...
Building and Energy
Template
01 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
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 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
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

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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
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

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