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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...
Construction Induction Training
The Work Health and Safety Regulations 2022 set out mandatory requirements for the provision of construction safety induction training, for a person conducting a business or undertaking ensuring that general construction induction training is provided to workers doing construction work at a...
Construction Induction Training
Construction Induction Training cards (CIT) are supplied to an RTO on the condition that the CIT cards are only issued to candidates who provide evidence that they are located in Western Australia at the time of the assessment for the CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry...
Construction Induction Training
WorkSafe takes a systems based approach to the prevention of inappropriate workplace behaviours, such as bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment ) and workplace violence/aggression (including sexual assault ). If a breach is identified, WorkSafe may issue the employer an improvement...
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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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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 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...
Information for industry
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...
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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
22 Nov 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
22 Nov 2022
How to restore your expired Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Mechanic’s Restricted Electrical Licence Expired up to two years To restore a refrigeration & air-conditioning mechanic’s...
Building and Energy
Form – application
22 Nov 2022

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Always turn off the mains power before entering a roof space This is compulsory for all tradespeople including electricians Building and Energy is distributing safety stickers for manholes and switchboards Recent tragic deaths and close calls have prompted a plea from Western Australia’s electrical safety regulator to always switch off the mains power before entering a roof space. Building and...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Mar 2022
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

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