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Restricted plumbing permits allow eligible gasfitters and electricians to disconnect, remove, install and connect a compression union, a temperature/pressure relief valve or an expansion control valve in the course of removing, removing and reinstalling or replacing a water heater on a strictly...
Initial grant of licence
A national recall is being coordinated by a taskforce chaired by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Building and Energy and Consumer Protection are working with the taskforce as the WA regulators. The sub-standard cables, imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation...
Electrical installations
Infinity electrical cables were recalled due to safety concerns on 27 August 2014. If you had electrical work done during 2012 or 2013 to your house, rental or commercial property it is strongly recommended you contact your electrician and ask if they have used this product in your property. The...
Home safety
How to apply for a copy of your lost or stolen electrical licence, permit or certificate of registration Applying for a copy of your electrical licence, permit or certificate of registration is now even easier with our new online reprint service. How does it work? To use the new reprint service you...
Services
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...
Services
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...
Services
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 produced 12 videos which are focused on highlighting changes included in the...
Events and seminars
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...
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The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws. Background On 12 July 2017, the Government announcemed the development of a...
WorkSafe
Information
27 Sep 2018
New regulations have come into effect which requires electricity to be switched off before people enter the roof space. To assist workers in notifying homeowners of the new regulations the WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Jul 2018
WorkSafe is investigating an incident with preliminary evidence indicating an employee, who was fatally injured, may have been struck in the head by a 48 inch pipe wrench spanner. The spanner was...
WorkSafe
Alert
31 May 2018
This fact sheet provides information about lightning and includes duties for employers of outdoor workers and precautions to be taken to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths as a result of...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
18 May 2018
New legislation will be coming into effect on 14 May 2018 which will require all workers performing work for reward at “domestic-type” premises, turn off all sources of electricity by opening the...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
05 Jul 2018
Manual task injuries remain one of the largest single causes of injury in the construction industry. These injuries not only cause pain and suffering to the injured worker and their families but also...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
10 Aug 2021
Buidling and Energy has developed this Code of Practice for Persons working on or near energised electrical installations (the Code). The Code commences on the day the Electricity (Licensing)...
Building and Energy
Code of practice
12 Aug 2019
EnergySafety and WorkSafe are calling for public comment on proposals to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 to prohibit work on...
WorkSafe
Information
12 Jul 2017
WorkSafe is seeing ongoing non-compliance with wall chasing work, such as: Use of petrol powered saws without local exhaust ventilation (LEV) on-tool, exposing workers to toxic carbon monoxide;...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
12 Dec 2019
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are being installed in increasing numbers in electricity distribution networks, homes, remote area power supplies and commercial/industrial installations...
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
26 Feb 2020

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Building and Energy urges electricians working on power transformers to exercise caution after a recent incident where electrical workers were exposed to hazardous asbsestos-containing material (ACM). In January 2018, electrical workers undertaking repairs to a high voltage (HV) power transformer which had failed, disconnected the transformer by unbolting and removing a gland plate from the base...
Building and Energy
Department News
02 Nov 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
This information has been updated to reflect our new postal address. Building and Energy wishes to remind you that you must use the correct postal address for all correspondence. Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Building and Energy Division Locked Bag 100 EAST PERTH WA 6892
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Aug 2018
From 30 June 2018 , DC isolating switches used in solar PV installations must comply with a Level 3 certification under the national Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS). This means DC isolating switches must have a valid Certificate of Conformity confirming the product complies with Australian Standard AS 60947.3:2018. The brand and all relevant models must be registered to the responsible...
Building and Energy
Alert
05 Jul 2018
A series of controlled burns filmed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services have shown how rapidly fire, smoke and toxic fumes can fill a room and turn deadly. A fire in a modern home has the potential to spread and engulf a room in under five minutes. The vision of the controlled burns demonstrates the need for Western Australians to treat home fire safety as a priority this winter by...
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Jun 2018
The 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical Installations (known as the Wiring Rules) is now available. The new standard has been developed by Standards Australia in collaboration with industry and government. AS/NZS 3000 specifies the electrical installation safety requirements for all premises in Australia and New Zealand. The new edition is a complete revision of the 2007 edition,...
Building and Energy
Alert
26 Jun 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Shaw’s Cartage Contractors, was fined in relation to the deaths of two labourers. The deaths were caused by falling concrete tilt-up panels at a Perth construction site. Axedale, among three parties charged, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of workers, and that failure causing the death of Joseph McDermott and Gerard Bradley. The fine totalled $...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Building and Energy (formerly EnergySafety) and WorkSafe have issued a reminder on the importance of understanding and avoiding the electrical hazards in roof spaces, with new regulations coming into effect on Monday (14 May 2018). Director of Energy Safety Ken Bowron today cautioned homeowners to be mindful of the electrical hazards in roof spaces. “Homeowners may need to access the roof space...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 May 2018

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