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How to restore your expired electrical licence Applying to restore your expired electrical licence is now even easier with our new online restoration service. How does it work? To use the new restoration service, you will need to know your licence number (which can be found on the front of your...
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As an alternative to post or email, licence holders (including companies and partnerships, where applicable) can use the department's online Change of Contact system. To use the system you will need to have: The number of your current licence. You can find the number of your permit, and see if it...
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Building and Energy has currently cancelled all information sessions. Free 2020 NCC Seminar videos available Due to the health risks associated with COVID-19 the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) was unable to deliver the 2020 National Construction Code (NCC) Seminars. Instead they have...
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Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Need to submit a payment? Cashier counter services are located at the Cannington office , you can lodge payments for: tenancy bonds; licence and registration applications; and associations,...
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The sample inspection system recognises that some electrical workers and contractors are quite capable of getting the job done correctly the first time. It also ensures that the responsibility for ensuring that the work is done correctly rests with the electrical contractor and electrician, and not...
Information for industry
A guide to the energy industry technical safety regulatory framework administered by Building and Energy.
Legislation administered
Electricity (Network Safety) Regulations 2015 The Electricity (Network Safety) Regulations 2015 came into effect on 6 August 2015. The Electricity (Network Safety) Regulations 2015 are designed to ensure the safety of the public, consumers and electricity workers in the vicinity of electricity...
Network operator
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All electrical accidents that occur in Western Australia must be reported. The Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 require that all electrical accidents, irrespective of their seriousness, must be immediately reported to: the employer (if relevant); and the relevant network operator. If the...
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

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This application is to be used for applicants undertaking training as a pre-apprentice.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
This application form is used to apply for a restricted electrical licence on completion of the refrigeration and airconditioning bridging course.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
This application form is for an electrician's licence to carry out electrical fitting work on completion of the Gap Training Program (Gap Training), which resulted in the issue of a Certificate III...
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
The following steps are recommended if you wish to appeal against an Inspector's Order issued to you by an Inspector (Electricity). Step one Contact the issuing inspector to clarify the issue...
Building and Energy
Information
30 Jul 2019
Explanatory notes Purpose of this document This document details the application and renewal processes for the designation of Inspectors (Electricity) in Western Australia. It also sets out the...
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
13 Aug 2019
This document aims to assist people designated or applying to be designated as an Inspector (Electricity). It provides information on the categories of designation, the power and limitations of an Inspector (Electricity) under the Energy Coordination Act 1994 , and the standard of conduct that an Inspector (Electricity) is expected to maintain when carrying out their duties.
Building and Energy
Code of practice
30 Jul 2019
In April 2014, Guidelines were published for the safe management of high voltage electrical installations. The purpose of the document was to provide advice to ‘responsible persons’ for premises with...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
13 Aug 2019
Oil-insulated high voltage (HV) combined-fuse switches Order 02-2015 issued to all persons working on and owners and operators of oil-insulated high voltage combined-fuse switches Preliminary...
Building and Energy
Reports
19 Jul 2019
This application form is used to apply for a variable speed drives permit.
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
L & C fuse switches Order 01-2015 issued to all persons working on and owners and operators of Long and Crawford oil-insulated high voltage combined-fuse switches Preliminary Pursuant to s.18B of...
Building and Energy
Reports
19 Jul 2019

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Energy Safety has issued a public warning about dangerous Salzer brand switches used in some solar systems installed in Western Australia since August 2016. Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron said today the switches formed part of some solar photo-voltaic installations. “They are used to disconnect the current produced by solar panels so work can be undertaken on the electrical installation of...
Building and Energy
Media release
19 Dec 2017
Asbestos Awareness Week 2017 runs from 27 November - 1 December 2017. Please take this opportunity to ensure your workplace asbestos management systems are up to date, and that workers are aware of these systems. And remember – buildings built before 1990 are likely to contain materials with asbestos content. Follow the links for more information: Checklist for asbestos management Asbestos FAQ...
WorkSafe
Event
24 Nov 2017
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Do you buy electrical products online? You may be shocked to hear that overseas plug converters supplied with appliances to make them usable in Australia could harm or kill you! There have been two local cases recently where consumers reported receiving electric shocks from power adaptors that came with appliances they’d purchased...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Sep 2017
Energy Safety and Consumer Protection are issuing a joint public alert, concerned about the dangers of WA consumers using power adaptors that don’t meet Australian safety standards. The warning comes after two consumers reported receiving electric shocks after using an unsafe international adaptor. When the travel adaptor is plugged into a power board, two exposed pins designed for the United...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Aug 2017
The 26 th annual WAITTA INCITE Awards were held on the 16 th June 2017. The awards recognise local talent, products and technologies that help industry and government operate more efficiently. Energy Safety won the most effective Government solution award for eNotice, a web-based solution for the gas and electricity industry in WA for lodging work notices. With over 400,000 paper forms completed...
Building and Energy
Department News
03 Jul 2017
Interconnection of smoke alarms in residential buildings Requirements for a building permit Building surveyors and builders are reminded that mains powered smoke alarms located inside new residential buildings (being Class 1 buildings, sole-occupancy units in Class 2 or 3 buildings and Class 4 parts of a building) are required to be interconnected where more than one alarm is required to be...
Building and Energy
Department News
28 Nov 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
22 Sep 2016
Energy Safety and WorkSafe are investigating the suspected electrocution of an electrician who was working at a property in Yokine yesterday. The man was repairing an air-conditioner in the roof space of the premises. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and are investigating the circumstances. Energy Safety and WorkSafe thoroughly investigate serious electrical incidents and deaths in WA...
Building and Energy
Media release
16 Mar 2016
A Hazelmere manufacturer of electrical switchboards and switch rooms has been fined $180,000 by the Midland Magistrates Court after two workers were seriously injured when they fell from a scissor lift. HVLV Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was found guilty of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment in breach of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The company was ordered to also...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Aug 2015
Some WA homes and business premises may be facing a serious fire risk if they have had sub-standard electrical cabling installed which is not replaced soon. In August last year, the inferior cabling imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was the subject of a national recall, with about 40,000 homes and businesses believed to be affected throughout Australia. The cabling does not...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Jun 2015

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