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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
From 1 February 2023, changes to the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 as made by the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 will come into effect. This will involve new powers of the Building Services Board (the Board) to manage the commercial conduct and...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
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...
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
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

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A health and safety bulletin is a notification issued following cluster of incidents or trends in poor work practices or inadequate control measures. Health and Safety Bulletin No 1 Embrittlement –...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
27 Sep 2022
Persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs), including mine operators, have an obligation to carefully assess the validity of qualifications, supporting documentation and training...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
WorkSafe Mines Safety has received a number of notifications reporting potentially serious incidents involving breakthroughs into areas or headings that have not been barricaded. Recent incidents...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
From 2018 to 2021, six serious incidents relating to air conditioning flushing canisters have been reported on mine sites in Western Australia. In five of these incidents, the flushing canister had...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
A number of incidents have recently occurred when plant has been used to lift, lower or suspend loads near workers. Incidents have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities. Contributory factors...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
Alloy lifting chains and associated components (such as hooks, shackles and links) are used widely across a variety of industries and environments to lift and move loads. There are a number of forms...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is seeking your feedback in relation to two proposed reforms to the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991. Please read the...
Building and Energy
Consultations / public comment
31 Aug 2022
This policy provides the criteria the Electrical Licensing Board requires to be met prior to issuing an Electrician's Licence to an onshore persons issued a Technical Skills Assessment Record {TSAR)...
Building and Energy
Policies
19 Aug 2022
Review adjudicators who are currently registered under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 to determine adjudication review applications in Western Australia
Building and Energy
Register
05 Aug 2022
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

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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
Residual current devices (RCDs) should be tested at the start of each season Life-saving switches protect against electrocution, serious injury and fire Simple test only takes a few minutes and could save a life With a new season underway, the State’s energy safety regulator is urging home owners to do a simple check of their residual current devices (RCDs) – the life-saving switches that protect...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Sep 2022
Tradesman received an electric shock from live parts of a shutter power cord Electrician had mistakenly wired the cord into a mains power socket outlet Fortunate that the electric shock was not more serious or fatal A Wanneroo electrician has been fined $7,500 after incorrectly installing a window shutter power cord, causing another tradesman to receive an electric shock from the live plug pins...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Aug 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
Potential risk to residents or tradespeople accessing the switchboard $25,000 fine for electrical contractor and $5,000 fine for electrical worker Metal meter enclosure not bonded to earth and socket outlet wired incorrectly An electrical contractor and electrician have been fined $25,000 and $5,000 respectively after wiring errors left parts of a Kalamunda property unprotected against electrical...
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Aug 2022
Pilbara tradesman falsely presented himself as a licensed electrical contractor Signed off on electrical safety certificates without being authorised to do so Home and business owners can do a fast online search to verify electrical licences WA’s energy safety regulator is urging consumers to use its online licence search to verify that businesses they engage to carry out electrical installing...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 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
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
10-year-old received an electric shock while trying to fix a 240-volt tower fan Serious burns to both hands required skin grafts and ongoing treatment Discuss electrical safety with children and do not use damaged appliances A Perth mother and daughter are encouraging families to talk about electrical hazards after the 10-year-old received an electric shock and serious hand burns from a broken...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Jul 2022
Today Energy Policy WA (EPWA) officially commences as a business group of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS). In 2019, EPWA was established as a sub-department of DMIRS providing policy advice to the Minister for Energy on the supply of secure, reliable, sustainable and affordable energy services to Western Australian households and businesses. DMIRS Director General...
Corporate
Department News
01 Jul 2022

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Applications

Forms to use when applying for or renewing an electrical licence.
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Renewals

To renew your electrical licence you will need: your licence number, your email address or mobile phone number that is currently recorded with Building and Energy and your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) so that you can make your payment.
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Notifications

Electricians and electrical contractors can notify the department about changes to contact information.
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Payments

To pay your electrical licence you will need: your licence number, your email address or mobile phone number that is currently recorded with Energy Safety and your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) so that you can make your payment.
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