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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
Building and Energy 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...
Discussion papers
To achieve Building and Energy'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...
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
Building and Energy (formerly Energy Safety ) is responsible for the technical and safety regulation of all the electrical and most of the gas industry in Western Australia. Building and Energy's functions date back to the State Electricity Commission of Western Australia, which from the late 1940s...
About EnergySafety
This page contains links to authorities, regulatory bodies, network suppliers, industry bodies and others.
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Renewal Courtesy renewal reminder notices are now only sent by email only. Visit the renewal reminder notices page for further information. For quicker processing, pay to renew your electrical licence using the department's online renewal system. To use the online system you will need to know your...
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Forms for applying for an electrical licence.
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General It is a requirement of Regulation 45(1) of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 that an electrical contractor shall ensure that his/her electrical contractor’s licence number appears...
EnergySafety
Information
15 Jan 2019
Wood Pole Order 01-2009 issued to Western Power under Section 18B of the Energy Coordination Act 1994.
EnergySafety
Reports
12 Jun 2014
An amended version of the requirements was issued in 2014.
EnergySafety
Information
05 Jun 2014
A summary of statistical information about electrical incidents in Western Australia.
EnergySafety
Reports
07 Apr 2015
The Energy Bulletin has been replaced with the Energy and Plumbing Focus newsletter. The Energy and Plumbing Focus newsletter brings you the latest news for the electrical, gas and plumbing...
EnergySafety
Bulletin
05 Nov 2018
These guidelines for the safe management of high voltage electrical installations are issued under Section 33AA of the Electricity Act 1945 (WA) by the Director of Energy Safety and are endorsed by...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
26 May 2014
A complete list of Building Commission Advisory Notes. Building Commission Advisory Notes are published to provide technical and regulatory information for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Advisory note
07 Nov 2018
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building Commission Industry Bulletins are published to provide regular updates on legislative requirements for the building industry of Western Australia.
Building Commission
Bulletin
20 May 2014
Building and Energy, in conjunction with WorkSafe, has published new guidelines for safe management of high voltage electrical installations.
EnergySafety
Technical standards
21 Jan 2019

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