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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 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...
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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
Electrical regulator shuts down licence-sharing scheme – Jafal Brothers Pty Ltd, Rohit Kumar Jafal, Tanway Engineering Pty Ltd, Sukujohn Tharakan Electrician fined $15,000 for unearthed installation – Gregory Craig Jason Briffa $12,000 fine for delayed electric shock report - Ballantyne Commercial...
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-...
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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...
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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...
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Building and Energy
Form – application
04 Jul 2022
This guide is designed to provide information and practical suggestions that may be helpful to you and others at a time when you are grieving and having to navigate legal and other processes...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Use this application guide to apply for a high risk work licence.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
23 Feb 2024
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
17 Jul 2023
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

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Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets are now available. The new FAQs cover digital identity and the WA Relationship Authorisation Manager (WARAM). The My Account FAQ has also been updated. The FAQs provide answers to common questions such as: What is a digital identity and why we need to protect it? What is the WARAM and how can it benefit our customers and their business ? Both new...
Corporate
Department News
29 Sep 2022
Residual current devices (RCDs) should be tested at the start of each season Life-saving switches protect against electrocution, serious injury and fire Simple test only takes a few minutes and could save a life With a new season underway, the State’s energy safety regulator is urging home owners to do a simple check of their residual current devices (RCDs) – the life-saving switches that protect...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Sep 2022
Tradesman received an electric shock from live parts of a shutter power cord Electrician had mistakenly wired the cord into a mains power socket outlet Fortunate that the electric shock was not more serious or fatal A Wanneroo electrician has been fined $7,500 after incorrectly installing a window shutter power cord, causing another tradesman to receive an electric shock from the live plug pins...
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Aug 2022
Free information sessions across regional WA this spring are set to discuss key changes to national building and plumbing codes as well as new subcontractor payment laws. The State Government’s building regulator, Building and Energy, is inviting participants at all levels of the building, construction and plumbing sectors to attend the interactive events. One roadshow will cover the National...
Building and Energy
Media release
18 Aug 2022
Potential risk to residents or tradespeople accessing the switchboard $25,000 fine for electrical contractor and $5,000 fine for electrical worker Metal meter enclosure not bonded to earth and socket outlet wired incorrectly An electrical contractor and electrician have been fined $25,000 and $5,000 respectively after wiring errors left parts of a Kalamunda property unprotected against electrical...
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Aug 2022
Pilbara tradesman falsely presented himself as a licensed electrical contractor Signed off on electrical safety certificates without being authorised to do so Home and business owners can do a fast online search to verify electrical licences WA’s energy safety regulator is urging consumers to use its online licence search to verify that businesses they engage to carry out electrical installing...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 Aug 2022
Media statement from Commerce Minister – Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 commences today First of a three-stage reform package to improve protections for subcontractors Industry education and resources to help with transition to new contract laws The McGowan Government is delivering on its election commitment to strengthen...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Aug 2022
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

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