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High Risk Work Licences are valid for 5 years. If your application to renew is received before your licence expires you can continue to work, until a decision on the application is made. Applications to renew can be made up to 12 months after the licence expires. Follow these 3 steps to renew your...
Manage your existing high risk work licence
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
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 ). WorkSafe inquiries focus on the systems in place at a workplace to prevent and...
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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...
Information for industry
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...
Security of payment
The fees on the documents below are exclusive of GST and apply from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025. 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...
Fees and payment options
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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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
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
14 Dec 2023
Report an incident to WorkSafe posters are a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
WorkSafe
Poster
02 Mar 2023
Complete this request form and submit along with your payment to obtain a current list of the Electrical Contractor's database.
Building and Energy
Form – application
04 Jul 2022
Forms for registering a nominee on an in-house installing work licence
Building and Energy
Form – notification
04 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
The Electrical Licensing Board (Board) is required to determine the fitness and propriety of applicants for licences and permits under the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (ELR). The policy...
Building and Energy
Policies
26 Apr 2022
The Electrical Licensing Board (Board) is required to determine the fitness and propriety of applicants for licences and permits under the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (ELR). The policy...
Building and Energy
Policies
26 Apr 2022

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Vevor 5-in-1 heat press is used to prints designs on clothing and mugs Electrical defects could put users at risk of electric shock Building and Energy has banned the machine’s use, sale or hire in WA Users of a heat press machine could be at risk of electric shock due to defects uncovered by WA’s energy safety regulator. Due to safety concerns, Building and Energy has banned the use, sale or...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Jan 2023
Kimberley residents may face electrical, gas, plumbing and building hazards Electrical and carbon monoxide risks if generators are not used correctly Never attempt any electrical work or repairs yourself Building and Energy is urging Kimberley residents to be aware of potential electrical, gas, plumbing and structural hazards in the wake of the region’s severe flooding. The State Government...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Jan 2023
Work health and safety regulations for the control of psychosocial risks will come into effect on 24 December 2022. These regulations will require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate psychosocial risks, or to minimise them so far as is reasonably practicable. This new duty places psychosocial hazards on the same footing as other significant hazards such as falls or...
WorkSafe
Department News
23 Dec 2022
Home owners urged to hire professionals to trim trees near power lines Hazards include electric shock, arcing, fire and falls Vegetation should be kept 2m clear of most urban power lines As Western Australians tidy up their gardens for summer, the State’s electrical safety regulator has issued a reminder about rules and responsibilities for trimming trees near overhead power lines. Building and...
Building and Energy
Media release
07 Dec 2022
Western Power will prioritise a plan to reduce the risk posed by power lines in its network of a similar construction to the one that caused the Wickepin-Narrogin bushfire. This action follows discussions between Building and Energy – WA’s energy safety regulator – and Western Power in relation to the February 2022 bushfire, which impacted 18,000ha of farmland and bushland. The fire started when...
Building and Energy
Media release
16 Nov 2022
Electric shock risks from incorrect wiring of two installations Mandatory checks and tests were not carried out $8,000 fine for electrical worker and $10,000 fine for electrical contractor Dangerous and defective electrical work carried out in the Great Southern has led to fines totalling $18,000 against a Perth electrician and an electrical contracting company. Following prosecutions by Building...
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Nov 2022
The latest issue of Building and Energy's Electrical Focus is now available online .
Building and Energy
Department News
11 Nov 2022
Investigators from the State Government’s energy safety regulator, Building and Energy, are on site at a property in Pinjarra where an electrical worker tragically died yesterday afternoon. Building and Energy is investigating the electrical accident. Western Australia’s Director of Energy Safety, Saj Abdoolakhan, has extended his deepest condolences to the electrician’s loved ones. “Information...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Nov 2022
Severe arm and shoulder burns while cleaning high-voltage power lines Equipment provided did not comply with safety standards or testing requirements Network operators have a duty to reasonably ensure work is carried out safely Western Power has been fined $66,000 after an employee received severe electrical burns while using unsafe cleaning equipment near live high-voltage power lines. At Perth...
Building and Energy
Media release
07 Nov 2022
Residents at risk of electric shock Live unterminated 240-volt wires left exposed in the bathroom and laundry Guilty plea entered and spent conviction granted An electrician has been fined $4,000 after leaving several live cables exposed at an East Perth home, putting residents at risk of electric shock. The man, who holds electrical worker and electrical contractor licences, pleaded guilty at...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Oct 2022

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