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ThinkSafe is WorkSafe’s flagship online publication for workplace health and safety in Western Australia. Below is the list of all the editions of the magazine. ThinkSafe magazine : May 2024 ThinkSafe magazine : May 2023 ThinkSafe magazine : July 2022 ThinkSafe magazine : September 2021 ThinkSafe...
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The Gas Standards Act 1972 and Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 requires a person to hold a gasfitting permit to undertake or supervise gasfitting work in Western Australia. Gas fitters are sent three reminders via SMS and email for the renewal of their...
Services
On 13 October 2023, Standards Australia published AS 1375:2023 Industrial fuel-fired appliances. The standard sets out requirements and safety principles relating to the design, installation, and operation of industrial appliances that involves the combustion of gas or liquid fuels. AS 1375:2023 is...
Information for industry
Building and Energy has noticed an increase in the use of unapproved portable gas cooking appliances operating on butane canisters. The commercial use of these appliances, particularly used as table-top gas cooking appliances in indoor restaurant environments, has resulted in gas explosions...
Gas appliances
Archived advisory notes, industry newletters and bulletins from the Building Commission and Energy Safety (now Building and Energy). Local government advisory notes Building advisory note 24 – Alterations and additions, extension of transition period for energy efficiency Building advisory note 23...
Newsletters and bulletins
This document provides guidance for the safety requirements of clause 6.3.2 Restriction of stowed appliances of AS/NZS 5601.2:2020 and how it applies to gas cooking appliances installed to external slide out kitchens in caravans and camper trailers (recreational vehicles).
Information for industry
Stationary gas engines and gas turbines are Type B gas appliances that must comply with the requirements of AS 3814. Section five of AS 3814 sets out special application requirements.
Information for industry
In Western Australia Hydrogen fuel cells are classified as a Type B gas appliance and will require approval if installed in a consumer installation. For instance, if the gas is supplied by a gas supplier. Building and Energy have developed a guideline to assist the gas industry with the minimum...
Appliance and equipment approval
This page answers the most common questions asked by high risk work licence applicants. When will my application be finalised Application processing times vary depending on the volume of applications being received and the completeness of the application submitted. If your application is missing...
Information about high risk work licences
These information sheets provide information on how human factors can contribute to a sequence of events that lead to a major incident and how the inclusion of human factors can assist major hazard facility operations. Case study chemical release This case study is based on the fire and a series of...
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Building and Energy is responsible for performing energy safety activities under the Energy Coordination Act 1994 (the Act) and the Energy Safety Levy Act 2006 (WA) (the Levy Act). Under the Act and...
Building and Energy
Plans
14 Mar 2024
An overview of building disputes for the month of October 2023.
Building and Energy
Reports
17 Nov 2023
Building and Energy has noticed an increase in the use of unapproved portable gas cooking appliances operating on butane canisters. The commercial use of these appliances, particularly used as table-top gas cooking appliances in indoor restaurant environments, has resulted in gas explosions injuring consumers. This fact sheet is intended to raise awareness by highlighting the 2016 WA prohibition order and the potential effects on restaurant design and patron safety.
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
06 Sep 2023
Use this application form to apply for one or more classes of high risk work to be added to your existing WA licence.
WorkSafe
Form – application
23 May 2024
Building and Energy is Western Australia’s technical and safety regulator for the electricity industry and most of the gas industry as well as the regulator for the building, building surveying,...
Building and Energy
Plans
30 Jun 2023
Building and Energy is Western Australia’s technical and safety regulator for the electricity industry and most of the gas industry as well as the regulator for the building, building surveying,...
Building and Energy
Plans
30 Jun 2023
This document provides guidance for the safety requirements of clause 6.3.2 Restriction of stowed appliances of AS/NZS 5601.2:2020 and how it applies to gas cooking appliances installed to external slide out kitchens in caravans and camper trailers (recreational vehicles).
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
12 May 2023
The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify the circumstances, in which a maximum allowable delivery temperature of heated water must be provided to the outlets of fixtures used primarily for personal hygiene purposes in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
28 Apr 2023
If you are submitting your licence application by post or in person, and are making payment by credit card, you must complete this application form and attach it to your application. Applications...
WorkSafe
Form – application
12 Jun 2023

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Media statement from Commerce Minister Sue Ellery Final stage of improved protections for building and construction subcontractors now in effect Landmark reforms to ensure timely payments across the contracting chain Three-year project delivered new legislation, a retention trust scheme, fairer contracting practices and strengthened regulatory powers The Cook Government has delivered on its...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Feb 2024
The following draft standards are open for public comment: AS/NZS 5601.1:2022 Amd 2:2023 Gas installations, Part 1: General installations View the draft with latest comments and provide your feedback here: https://comment.standards.org.au/Drafts/8832df9c-7e72-4d7b-b1e7-d340ead6e754 AS/NZS 5601.2:2020 Amd 2:2023 Gas installations, Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-...
Building and Energy
Department News
18 Dec 2023
Building and Energy would like to inform all Western Australian registered gasfitters that Standards Australia has recently created a Gasfitters set focusing on relevant standards for gasfitters. The set of standards include: AS/NZS 5601 Gas installations Part 1 and 2 AS/NZS 1596 The storage and handling of LP Gas AS 4575 Gas appliances – Servicing of Type A appliances AS/NZS 3814 Industrial and...
Building and Energy
Department News
27 Nov 2023
Explosion and injury risks from portable gas appliances with butane canisters Banned in restaurants, including tabletop cooking, and indoors All portable gas cooking appliances must be approved for use in Western Australia Diners and restaurant owners are reminded that portable gas appliances powered by butane canisters cannot be used for commercial purposes, such as tabletop cooking experiences...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Oct 2023
WA’s gas safety regulator is urging AFL and NRL fans to stay off the injury list by using barbecues safely this Grand Final weekend. Building and Energy’s premier advice for safe grilling with gas includes: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, read the barbecue’s safety warnings and look for an approval badge to certify that it is authorised for sale in Australia. Check the gas cylinder for...
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Sep 2023
Electric shock risks from unearthed spit motor Flaming Coals SPG1500 1.5m dual-fuel spit with 100kg electric rotisserie Prohibition of sale, hire and use WA’s energy safety regulator has banned the sale, hire and use of a large spit rotisserie barbecue due to electric shock risks. Building and Energy’s statewide prohibition applies to the SPG1500 F laming Coals 1.5m dual fuel (gas and charcoal)...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Sep 2023
A timely reminder to follow the lighting instructions. Building and Energy recently investigated an incident that resulted in a gasfitter being admitted to hospital after sustaining flash fire burn injuries to the face and eyes while attempting to relight a gas storage water heater. This incident occurred while the gasfitter was attending a service call when the property owner advised the...
Building and Energy
Department News
01 Aug 2023
Carbon monoxide hazards from faulty or incorrectly used gas appliances Gas heaters should be regularly serviced by a licensed gas fitter Ensure adequate ventilation and be aware of carbon monoxide symptoms WA’s Director of Energy Safety is urging Western Australians to stay safe and warm this winter by having their gas heaters serviced and being aware of carbon monoxide risks. Saj Abdoolakhan...
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Jun 2023
Use portable gas appliances and generators outdoors ‘Soapy water test’ shows leaks from a gas cylinder, hose or connections Check extension cords and other electrical equipment for damage As families and friends get set for the Easter holidays, WA’s energy safety regulator is sharing its top tips for using gas and electrical appliances safely while camping and caravanning. Building and Energy...
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Apr 2023
As previously communicated , on 30 September 2022, Standards Australia published a new version of AS/NZS 5601.1 Gas Installations part 1: General installations. The six month transition period ended on 29 March 2023, and full compliance with AS/NZS 5601.1:2022 will be required from 30 March 2023 except for clause 5.2.11 which is subject to a new variation notice by the Director of Energy Safety...
Building and Energy
Department News
24 Mar 2023

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If you are submitting your application for a gas permit by post (or in person) and are making payment of the required fees by credit card, you must complete this form and attach it to your application.
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Forms to use when applying for or renewing a gas licence.
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Renewals

To renew your gasfitting permit you will need: your permit number, your email address or mobile phone number that is currently recorded with Building and Energy and your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) so that you can make your payment.
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Notifications

Gas fitters can notify the department about changes to contact information.
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Payments

To pay your gasfitting permit you will need: your permit number, your email address or mobile phone number that is currently recorded with Energy Safety and your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) so that you can make your payment.
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