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All electricity accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Electrical shocks, accidents and fatalities The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 require that all electric shocks and accidents (including electrical fatalities), irrespective of their seriousness,...
Reporting an electrical accident
The community expects that the electrical and gas appliances they use are safe. Legislation requires retailers to ensure that most domestic appliances sold comply with appropriate Australian safety standards. The Electricity Act and Regulations In Western Australia, electrical safety legislation...
Appliance and equipment approvals
The Electrical Licensing Board is constituted under provisions of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991. Its primary function is to determine the competence of applicants for, and holders of, electrical licences and permits issued under the licensing regulations. The board represents the...
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The risks associated with an unsafe installation are high, so the work must be restricted to competent (licensed) workers. To emphasise the nature of the hazard, these installations can appear to operate well yet be unsafe. For example, an electrical installation can work without the safety system...
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The Director of Energy Safety can prohibit the sale/hire/use of an appliance or component if considered that such appliance/component is, or is likely to become, unsafe or dangerous in use. This applies also to electrical appliances/components that are approved. Appliances that may be unsafe or...
Electrical appliances
Energy Safety produces and amends legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information. Where public comment is invited, draft copies of the documents are placed on this page. Consultation on new proposals for supervision of electrical workers and apprentices In March and April...
Discussion papers
To achieve Energy Safety 's regulatory objectives, the Director and staff administer a wide suite of legislation: Energy Safety Act 2006 Energy Safety Regulations 2006 Energy Safety Levy Act 2006 Energy Coordination Act 1994 (major parts) Energy Coordination (General) Regulations 1995 Electricity...
Legislation administered
Responsibilities of Energy Safety The responsibilities of the Director of Energy Safety and the supporting Energy Safety Division can be summarised as covering the technical and safety regulation of: electricity production; electricity transmission and distribution; electricity utilisation (...
Functions and responsibilities
Energy Safety is responsible for the technical and safety regulation of all the electrical and most of the gas industry in Western Australia. Energy Safety 's functions date back to the State Electricity Commission of Western Australia, which from the late 1940s held both electricity and gas...
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An educational article about the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
This register identifies those electrical appliances that have been approved by for sale or hire, or that may be made available for sale or hire, or that may be advertised for sale or hire under section 33B(1A) of the Electricity Act 1945.
EnergySafety
Register
16 May 2016
Prescribed electrical appliances must not be sold, hired or exposed for sale or hire or advertised for sale or hire unles the electrical appliance of that class or type is approved and is stamped or labelled if and as prescribed in the regulations.
EnergySafety
Register
21 Sep 2016
This information sheet explains why pins on electrical plugs must be insulated. All electrical appliances and equipment incorporating three-pin plugs being offered for sale or hire must comply with...
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
24 Oct 2016
The Community expects the electrical appliances they use to be safe. This fact sheet summarises electrical safety laws for importing, selling or hiring out electrical appliances and equipment in...
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
09 May 2016
This form is used to notify Energy Safety of a change of name to an electrical worker's licence, permit, or certificate of registration and obtain an updated licence card.
EnergySafety
Form – application
05 May 2014
This form is used to notify Energy Safety of a lost or stolen electrical worker's licence, permit or certificate of registration and to apply for a replacement.
EnergySafety
Form – application
20 May 2014
This application form is used to restore a name to the Electrical Licensing Register.
EnergySafety
Form – application
05 May 2014
This authorisation form once duly signed, enables employee electricians to complete electrical safety certificates on behalf of the electrical contractor. Note: copies remain the property of the...
EnergySafety
Form – notification
20 Aug 2015
This application form is used to apply for a mobile mining permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
05 May 2014

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