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A guide to the energy industry technical safety regulatory framework administered by Building and Energy.
Legislation administered
Gas Standards (Gas Supply and System Safety) Regulations 2000 The Gas Standards (Gas Supply and System Safety) Regulations 2000 were came into effect on 1 August 2000. The regulations mandate the following standards: AS 2885.1 "Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Design and construction" AS 2885...
Gas networks
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, a gas installation could seemingly operate satisfactorily...
Forms
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Licensing search
Gas fitter's responsibilities It is the gas fitter's responsibility to ensure that all gasfitting work carried out by him/her complies with legislation. The gas fitter must carry out the work to the requirements of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 and...
Gas installations
All fuel gas accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Gas incidents Regulation 42 of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 requires that all incidents, such as near misses, injury to persons or property damage relating to...
Reporting a gas incident
A person shall not sell or hire any gas appliance or advertise any gas appliance for sale or hire in Western Australia unless the gas appliance is approved by the Director of Energy Safety, and is marked, stamped or labelled in the manner approved by the Director. Type B appliances are large...
Appliance and equipment approval
A person shall not sell or hire any gas appliance or advertise any gas appliance for sale or hire in Western Australia unless the gas appliance is approved by the Director of Energy Safety, and is marked, stamped or labelled in the manner approved by the Director. Type A appliances are domestic and...
Appliance and equipment approval
Renewal Renewal reminder notices are now sent by email only. Visit the renewal reminder notices page for further information. For quicker processing, pay to renew your gasfitting permit using the department's online renewal system. To use the online system you will need to know your permit number (...
Services
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

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Publications

To be issued a Gasfitting Permit in Western Australia, a person must be able to demonstrate various requirements to the Director of Energy Safety, one of which includes demonstrating practical skills...
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
This form is suitable for a Western Australian indentured apprentice or a non-apprentice (trainee) or tradesperson working under supervision.
Building and Energy
Form – notification
19 Jul 2019
This application form is suitable for a Western Australian indentured apprentice or a non-apprentice (trainee) who has not completed either the on-the-job training and/or Toolbox session. To be...
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
Gasfitting Record Book for industrial and commercial gas installations, subject to a “Gasfitting Authorisation”.
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
Gas Service Logbook for industrial and commercial gas installations, not subject to a “Gasfitting Authorisation”.
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
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
In July 2016 asbestos was found in composite roof panels at the new Perth Children’s Hospital. The roof panels were imported from China and classified as “asbestos free”, but testing by a National...
WorkSafe
Alert
21 Sep 2020
On Wednesday 1 June 2016, the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner released the Discussion Paper - Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia (the discussion paper) for public...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Jul 2016
Gas Incident Safety Report 2014-15 The full text of the report can be read on our website or downloaded. Read the report This report by Energy Safety summarises information about gas incidents in...
Building and Energy
Reports
19 Jul 2019
The Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division has released a Discussion Paper on recommendations to amend the model Work Health and Safety Regulations (the WHS regulations) for the Western...
WorkSafe
Information
01 Jun 2016

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Announcements

WorkSafe engaged Marsden Jacob Associates, an independent consulting firm, to undertake a Western Australian specific RIS process on the model WHS Regulations. The outcome of that process was the preparation of a WA RIS. This report and associated supporting documents are available on the WorkSafe website. More information
WorkSafe
Department News
13 Aug 2014

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