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The Electrical Licensing Board (the Board) has adopted a new 'Fit and Proper' Guideline for Electrical Workers, that will come into effect as of Monday 4 May 2020 . The guideline requires all new applicants for an electrician's, electrical training or restricted electrical licence to provide a...
Services
This page contains frequently asked questions about vaping. Is vaping hazardous? Yes, vaping can be hazardous. The nature of the hazard will depend upon factors such as the liquid used in the e-cigarette and the health status of the individual. In 2019, there were 2290 cases of lung injury...
Smoking
Status: CLOSED, Submissions closed at 5pm on 28 October 2019 Background In late 2018, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) commenced a Regional Services Review to improve service delivery to our regional customers. DMIRS staff and State and Local Government stakeholders...
Consultations
$12,000 fine for delayed electric shock report - Ballantyne Commercial Property Services Guilty plea over apprentice's electric shock - Darren Scott Hardy ​Electrical licences cancelled after criminal conviction Electrician fined after home owner receives electric shocks – Nicola Terrigno Explosion...
Disciplinary and prosecution media releases
This page provides information for PCBUs and workers about silica and some of the legal duties relating to protecting workers from developing silicosis. Silica is found in sand, stone, concrete and mortar. It is also used in the manufacture of a variety of products including engineered stone used...
Silica
Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral. Inhaling respirable crystalline silica dust can lead to serious lung conditions such as silicosis. What is silica and where is it found? Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral, also known as silicon dioxide. One common type of crystalline...
Silica
RCD requirements for new installations built after 1 January 2019 All new installations constructed after 1 January 2019 have to comply with the new edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018 (Wiring Rules). As such, all final sub-circuits including those protecting hard-wired appliances (for example stoves, air-...
Information for industry
The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (Regulations) require electrical contractors to certify certain types of electrical installing work carried out in Western Australia. Depending on the type of work one or more of the following may be required: preliminary notice notice of completion...
Information for industry
Energised installations Are the requirements which must be met prior to working near an energised installation different to those when working on an energised installation? No. The requirements are the same for working on or near an energised installation. Section 5.1 of Building and Energy’s ‘Code...
Information for industry
The risk Most pools and spas are fitted with water circulating pumps and cleaning equipment powered by electric motors. Faults can occur in these motors or in the motor’s electrical wiring. This can expose bathers to the risk of electric shock. Signs of electric shock include a tingling sensation,...
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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
17 Jul 2023
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
09 May 2023
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
17 Jul 2023
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
17 Jul 2023

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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
Solar energy storage systems can be an attractive option for households looking to capture and store their own renewable energy. However, around 450 WA home-owners that have installed several models of LG-branded home energy storage batteries are being urged to check if their device is on a national recall list due to fears they may overheat and ignite. Due to the stored energy, battery fires can...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2022
Fire risk from several models of LG home energy storage batteries 450 of the recalled batteries are estimated to have been installed in WA Affected consumers should switch off the battery and contact LG or SolaX WA’s electrical and product safety regulators are alerting consumers about a national recall of some LG-branded home energy storage batteries, which may overheat and ignite. Building...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
20 May 2022
Electrical tests carried out by assembly line staff, not licensed electricians Public at risk if electrical equipment is supplied without expert testing Company pleaded guilty and has changed its testing practices Following the prosecution of a Perth air-conditioning company, Building and Energy is warning WA manufacturers that testing of electrical equipment above a certain voltage must only be...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 May 2022
The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) (the “new Act”) will introduce better payment protections for all participants in the Western Australian building and construction industry. It is one of the most significant legislative changes for the local industry since the 2004 introduction of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the “CCA”). In line with the State...
Building and Energy
Department News
06 May 2022
Undetected electrical error due to lack of testing step in procedure Voltage rises caused damage to electrical appliances at a Lancelin property Magistrate advised Western Power to speed up its review of procedures Western Power has been fined $45,000 for not providing adequate testing instructions, which would have detected an electrical error that caused almost $600 of damage at a Lancelin...
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Apr 2022
Electric shock risks from Spa Quip 800 and 1200 controllers Flexible socket can allow equipment to be plugged in incorrectly A Perth man died after connecting a pump’s electrical plug upside-down Action by Western Australia’s electrical safety regulator has led to the national recall of hazardous spa components involved in the tragic death of a Perth man. Building and Energy prohibited the sale...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Apr 2022
Apprentice failed to connect the main neutral conductor to a new switchboard A resident received an electric shock from an energised shower tap Mr Alliston was fined $5,000 for inadequate supervision of the electrical work A Nedlands family was lucky to avoid serious injury after an electrical work error caused the metal pipes at their home to become energised, with one person receiving an...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Apr 2022

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