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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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Check out WorkSafe’s range of videos. These videos are free to view and can be used by workplaces, people who are studying safety and health and for training and teaching purposes. General information Hazard awareness Managing the risk of falls at workplaces: Running time: 13:05 mins Falling from...
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Current events Regional information seminars – Building engineers registration scheme Building and Energy is running three, free regional information seminars about the building engineer’s registration scheme. The seminars will explain how the new registration scheme will work, who is included in...
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Building and Energy produces and amends legislation, codes of practice, guidelines, proposals and general safety information. Where public comment is invited, draft copies of the documents are placed on this page. Building legislation review schedule This schedule lists the dates when building...
Public consultations
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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Energy Safety 's business plan is developed annually and as required by legislation sets out: a statement of intent; the business environment and challenges, including major projects; the financial plan; details of the proposed industry levy; and a brief outline of the previous financial year...
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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...
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Tasks carried out by electricians can increase the risk of musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains and strains due to awkward postures, repetitive actions and excessive force required to lift, carry...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
19 Dec 2023
The department has developed a checklist for employers and workers engaged in the fabrication and installation of stone benchtops. This checklist highlights safety issues with a focus on silica...
WorkSafe
Checklist
07 Feb 2020
This information sheet provides advice for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on the function, content and application of safe work method statements (SWMS). The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 and Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), require a SWMS to be prepared for proposed high risk construction work before commencing any activity.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
04 Jul 2023
Report of the Construction contracts register for the financial year to 30 June 2006.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Construction contracts register for the financial year to 30 June 2007.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Construction contracts register for the financial year to 30 June 2008.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Construction contracts register for the financial year to 30 June 2009.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Construction contracts register for the financial year to 30 June 2010.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2012.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2013.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018

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The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament on 3 November 2020 and is awaiting royal assent. When assented, the WHS Act will not be operational until regulations are complete. Work to develop the regulations is presently underway and will continue in 2021. The new Work Health and Safety Act 2019 (WHS Act) will replace the current Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, and...
WorkSafe
Alert
22 Oct 2020
Building and Energy's Electrical Focus Issue 3 is now available online .
Building and Energy
Department News
22 Sep 2020
A Caversham electrician has been fined $10,300 after he failed to install an essential safety system at a Cloverdale house, which could have resulted in electrocution of the occupants. At Perth Magistrates Court, Anthony Michael Kiely (EW133300, EC10793) was also ordered to pay $535 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching WA’s electricity licensing regulations, following a prosecution by...
Building and Energy
Media release
27 Aug 2020
WA’s energy safety regulator is urging consumers, sellers and importers to check that household electrical equipment is approved for sale in Australia after two retail chains each received $5,000 fines for selling illegal and potentially hazardous lamps. Building and Energy issued the infringement notices after a site inspection revealed some Turkish-style lamps in the stores lacked the required...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Aug 2020
A North Perth electrician has been ordered to pay more than $27,000 in fines and costs for a potentially lethal wiring error that caused two tradesmen to receive electric shocks at a building site near Rockingham. A criminal trial concluded at Perth Magistrates Court on 10 June 2020 when Santo Sgroi (EW105860) was found guilty of breaching WA’s electricity licensing regulations following a...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jul 2020
Clause 3.7.5.5 – Installation of smoke alarms is a new clause that has been introduced to the residential Fire Safety provisions of the 2019 edition of the Building Code of Australia (BCA 2019), Volume Two of the National Construction Code. Clause 3.7.5.5 Installation of smoke alarms Smoke alarms required by 3.7.5.3 and 3.7.5.4 must be installed on or near the ceiling, in accordance with the...
Building and Energy
Department News
02 Jul 2020
WA’s energy safety regulator is warning of the potentially fatal dangers of DIY electrical devices after a WA man died while allegedly handling a homemade high-voltage appliance used for wood art. Building and Energy is continuing to investigate the electrocution incident, which occurred in the Great Southern region in March. The electrical device was set up for a technique known as Lichtenberg...
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Jun 2020
Western Power has been fined $75,000 and told to address “systemic failures” at management level after a connection error caused three Yokine homes to become live with dangerous levels of electricity, resulting in almost $5,500 damage to electrical appliances. The network operator was sentenced at Perth Magistrates Court on 13 May 2020 after pleading guilty to breaching WA’s electricity...
Building and Energy
Media release
08 Jun 2020
Water Corporation, in consultation with Building and Energy, made changes to their water meter relocation process as of 29 April 2020. The changes are designed to better align processes with water services legislation and plumbing regulations, as well as to improve safety when working on or near Water Corporation assets. Key changes to the water meter relocation process: The customer will need to...
Building and Energy
Department News
11 May 2020
A Palmyra electrician has been fined $20,000 for a potentially deadly wiring error that caused objects at a Connolly home to become live with dangerous levels of electricity, resulting in $3,700 damage to appliances. Licensed electrical worker Dryden Peter Adams (EW150729) was sentenced on 28 April 2020 at Joondalup Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to breaching WA’s electricity licensing...
Building and Energy
Media release
07 May 2020

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