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The following media releases on disciplinary outcomes for network operators have been issued. The list appears in descending order. Western Power fined $80,000 over Wheatbelt fire Western Power fined for safety failures after injuries to line worker Western Power fined $45,000 after inadequate...
Disciplinary and prosecution media releases
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 came into effect. The changes include new powers of the Building Services Board (the Board) to manage the commercial conduct and behaviour...
Your obligations and rights
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
When asbestos is found in soil, it is usually as a result of: inadequate asbestos removal work or demolition degradation of a building or structure on site legacy or recent illegal dumping waste burial past use of contaminated fill/top soil. Asbestos in soil poses a risk to the health of workers if...
Asbestos
How can I comply with the 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 Regulations...
Slips and trips and falls
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
Find a form to apply for a licence or register plant. Asbestos licence Class A asbestos licence Class A asbestos removal licence Class A asbestos removal licence renewal Interstate asbestos removal licence renewal Change of nominated supervisor on a Class A asbestos removal licence Class B asbestos...
Fees, applications, and notification forms
An application for a replacement high risk work licence or accreditation document which has been lost, stolen or destroyed can be lodged using our online portal. You will be required to complete a declaration describing the circumstances in which the original document was lost, stolen or destroyed...
Fees, applications, and notification forms

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Application form This application form is for applicants who have qualifications gained outside of Western Australia, had their trade skills assessed onshore and issued a Technical Skills Assessment...
Building and Energy
Form – application
22 Feb 2023
ELB – Fit and Proper Statutory Declaration No.1
Building and Energy
Form – notification
31 Oct 2022
Fit and Proper Statutory Declaration - Electrician's training licence to electrician
Building and Energy
Form – notification
31 Oct 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
04 Dec 2023
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 Energy, 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
04 Dec 2023
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

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Announcements

Unqualified employee told to follow a script and manual to upsell electrical work Bonus scheme encouraged sales of electrical safety packages for at least $4,000 Vulnerable consumers told their homes and families were unsafe Pascoes Maintenance Group Pty Ltd has been fined $75,000 for instructing an unqualified employee to assess electrical installations as part of an “upselling” sales strategy...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Jul 2023
Electric shock risk if power adaptors do not meet Australian safety standards Check for compliance symbol, insulated pins and no exposed metal when in use Buy from reputable retailers and be cautious about overseas or online sales A rise in electric shock reports has prompted a warning from WA’s energy safety regulator about dangerous travel adaptors that are not approved for use in Australia...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jul 2023
Exposed wiring in lounge room energised at a lethal voltage Electrician completed and signed a checklist for the electrical work $3,500 fine and almost $1,200 costs after prosecution by Building and Energy A Joondalup magistrate has condemned the “egregious error” of an electrician who missed hazardous exposed wires while checking work at a Two Rocks home. At Joondalup Magistrates Court on 9 June...
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Jun 2023
Teenager’s garden equipment appears to have touched overhead power lines High-voltage power line carrying 22,000 volts of electricity Guides on vegetation management and high-voltage installations available WA’s energy safety regulator is investigating an incident in Gnangara today (27 May 2023) in which a teenager appears to have received an electric shock from high-voltage power lines while...
Building and Energy
Media release
27 May 2023
Updated guidance on management of high-voltage electrical installations Publication issued by Building & Energy and endorsed by WorkSafe Revised version aligns with current regulations including new WHS Act Owners and managers of premises with high-voltage electrical installations can now access updated guidance from WA’s energy and workplace safety regulators. Facilities such as large...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Apr 2023
Use portable gas appliances and generators outdoors ‘Soapy water test’ shows leaks from a gas cylinder, hose or connections Check extension cords and other electrical equipment for damage As families and friends get set for the Easter holidays, WA’s energy safety regulator is sharing its top tips for using gas and electrical appliances safely while camping and caravanning. Building and Energy...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Apr 2023
1 April has become a landmark date for checking smoke alarms Activate the test button and check the alarm is not more than 10 years old Useful information and fact sheets at Building and Energy’s website WA’s building and electrical safety regulator wants home owners to look up at their smoke alarms this April Fools’ Day, the landmark date for checking the life-saving devices. Building and Energy...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Mar 2023
Potentially fatal voltage but home owner luckily avoided serious injury Live exposed wires left behind after air-conditioner removal Electrical contractor fined $25,000 and electrical worker fined $10,000 A Scarborough home owner was lucky to avoid serious injury after receiving an electric shock from live exposed wiring that an electrician failed to isolate. At Perth Magistrates Court on 3...
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Feb 2023
Use, sale and hire ban for BeefEater BS28200 models made between 2017 and 2019 Seven electrical fires in WA in the past four years Owners should switch off the fridge and contact Electrolux Home Products WA’s electrical safety regulator has banned the use, sale and hire of a BeefEater outdoor display fridge following seven fires in Perth. The prohibition applies to BeefEater BS28200 models made...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Feb 2023
Media statement from Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC, Minister for Commerce Latest stage of security of payment reforms to protect building and construction subcontractors now in effect McGowan Government retention trust scheme election commitment delivered Increased powers to ensure good commercial behaviour in the building sector The McGowan Government has further improved payment protections for...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Feb 2023

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