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Workers who are required to spend time in quarantine or isolation at PCBU-provided accommodation, particularly when the person is alone, are at a higher risk of stress or anxiety. PCBUs must consider the psychological, social, environmental and physical factors associated with quarantining, which...
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Guidelines for the management of vegetation near power lines Preface Fires or electrical hazards and accidents can occur if vegetation is not controlled or cleared around overhead power lines, resulting in serious risks to people and property and significant costs to the community. The purpose of...
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To assist contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in getting paid on time for construction work or the supply of related goods and services, and to enable fast resolution of disputes, there are two pieces of legislation in Western Australia which may help. On 1 August 2022 , Stage 1 of the State...
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The fees on the document below are exclusive of GST and apply from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. Builders Building surveyors Electricians Gas fitters Painters Plumbers Owner-builders Adjudicators Complaints Building and Energy licensing and complaint fees A print-friendly PDF version of the complete...
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Workplace health and safety laws require persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to ensure your safety and the safety of any others in the workplace as much as they reasonably can. This includes minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. A safe and effective vaccine...
COVID 19 - Coronavirus
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...
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The installation of renewable energy systems, such as solar PV systems, battery storage systems and wind turbines is notifiable electrical work. In Western Australia, by law (under the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991), all electrical contractors are required to submit a Notice of...
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Health monitoring is the monitoring of a person’s health for the purpose of identifying changes in the person’s health status resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical. Health monitoring enables the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) to identify any potential adverse effect on health from...
Guides for medical practitioners
Electrical workers and electrical contractors in Western Australia were issued a reminder about the regulations for Renewable Energy Systems in issue 2 of the Electrical Focus, published on 9 April 2020. The Electrical Focus is emailed to all electrical licence holders and subscribers for the...
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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...
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Use this application guide to apply for a high risk work licence.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
26 Aug 2022
How to restore your expired electrician’s licence Expired up to two years To restore an electrician’s licence that has been expired up to two years you can use our online restoration service. To use...
Building and Energy
Form – application
20 Apr 2022
New forms to apply to restore an electrician's licence.
Building and Energy
Form – application
25 Mar 2022
How to restore your expired electrician’s licence (endorsed electrical fitting work only) Expired up to two years To restore an electrician’s licence (endorsed electrical fitting work only) that has...
Building and Energy
Form – application
24 Mar 2022
How to restore your In-House Installing Work Licence Expired up to two years To restore an in-house installing work licence that has been expired up to two years you can use our online restoration...
Building and Energy
Form – application
06 May 2022
How to restore your electrical contractor’s licence Expired up to two years To restore an electrical contractor’s licence that has been expired up to two years you can use our online restoration...
Building and Energy
Form – application
24 Mar 2022
How to restore your Restricted Electrical Licence (Disconnect/Reconnect) Expired up to two years To restore a restricted electrical licence (disconnect/reconnect) that has been expired up to two...
Building and Energy
Form – application
23 Mar 2022

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The latest issue of Building and Energy's Electrical Focus is now available online .
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Mar 2022
19-year-old apprentice stopped breathing and had no pulse after electric shock Supervisor did not adequately supervise or check the installation as required Electrical company fined a total of $21,500 An apprentice electrician is lucky to be alive after an electric shock left him unresponsive and without a pulse while working at a property in Mandurah. The January 2020 incident was described at...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Feb 2022
Electrician did not follow the correct procedure during a kWh meter replacement Three family members at the property received electric shocks from taps Electricians must comply with safety standards to prevent causing harm A Perth-based electrical worker has been fined $2,000 for failing to safely carry out work at a Bedford property where three family members received electric shocks after...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Feb 2022
The requirement date in Western Australia for DC isolators to be certified, where they are incorporated in inverters complying with AS/NZS 4777.2:2020, has been extended to 30 June 2022. This extension acknowledges the challenges manufacturers and suppliers are having with obtaining DC isolator products, including those installed within inverters, certified to AS 60947.3. The current status of...
Building and Energy
Department News
02 Feb 2022
Essential electrical safety component (MEN) not installed, putting users at risk Electrician did not carry out mandatory checks and tests $15,000 fine for company and $5,000 fine for electrical worker The State Government energy safety regulator is warning electricians not to cut corners when checking their work after a Padbury building site was left unprotected against electrical hazards for...
Building and Energy
Media release
02 Feb 2022
Mr Buckle used internet videos and microwave parts to make an electrical art appliance A man was electrocuted near Katanning after touching the device Unlicensed electrical work is illegal and dangerous The tragic electric shock death of a WA man while handling a high-voltage homemade appliance is a stark reminder of the dangers of unlicensed electrical work, the State’s energy safety regulator...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Jan 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
M ultiple earthed neutral (MEN) not installed in a switchboard Mandatory testing and verification not carried out, which would have shown defects Electrician fined $7,500 and company fined $25,000 An electrician’s failure to install a key safety component and carry out mandatory tests left a property unprotected against electrical hazards for a week. At Joondalup Magistrates Court on 5 November...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Nov 2021
Plumbers assessed customers’ switchboards without an electrical licence Magistrate notes offensive conduct, sales tactics and vulnerable victims Pair employed by a large Perth plumbing, gas and electrical company The “scam” conduct of two licensed plumbers who provided unqualified electrical advice was “morally offensive” as it involved vulnerable victims and sales tactics, according to a Perth...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Nov 2021
Switchboard verification requirements Clause 2.10.3.2 of AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Wiring Rules) requires that all switchboards rated at 125 A per phase or greater or subject to a 10 kA fault potential or greater must comply with either AS/NZS 3439 series (now superseded) or the AS/NZS 61439:2016 series. When preparing tender submissions for electrical installations, licensed electrical contractors are...
Building and Energy
Alert
28 Oct 2021

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