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As an alternative to post or email, permit holders can use the department's online Change of Contact system. To use the system you will need to have: The number of your current permit. You can find the number of your permit, and see if it is current, by checking your certificate or the online...
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Current events Building surveyors information day 2022 Building and Energy is presenting important information on various topics relevant to building surveyors. The day’s program will include topics from our Policy, Licensing, Audit and Standards Branch teams including: mandatory inspections...
Events and seminars
The notice of intent (NOI) has been developed to advise the gas supplier of a likely significant future gas load that may impact on their supply infrastructure and enable them to monitor the progress of the gasfitting work being carried out. Building and Energy intends trialling the use of the...
Notice of intent
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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This is a guideline to assist in applying for variation/exemptions from prescribed statutory requirements in Western Australia contained in the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999. Introduction An application may be made for a variation/exemption from the...
Variations, exemptions and dispensations
Gas operatives and industry representatives may request Building and Energy to provide an interpretation of a specific requirement of a standard that is listed in schedule 7 of the regulations. Interpretations Existing interpretations PDF 119KB Interpretation of Regulation or Standard request form...
Appliance and equipment approval
The Director of Energy Safety, under regulation 32(3) of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999, has issued the following variations and exemptions from requirements in the codes and standards listed in Schedule 7 of the regulations. Each request has been...
Variations, exemptions and dispensations
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...
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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
24 Nov 2022
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
24 Nov 2022
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
24 Nov 2022
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

Canning Vale licensed plumbing contractor Richard James Palmer (PL7708) has been cautioned by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for negligence and incompetence.
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Jul 2017
The 26 th annual WAITTA INCITE Awards were held on the 16 th June 2017. The awards recognise local talent, products and technologies that help industry and government operate more efficiently. Energy Safety won the most effective Government solution award for eNotice, a web-based solution for the gas and electricity industry in WA for lodging work notices. With over 400,000 paper forms completed...
Building and Energy
Department News
03 Jul 2017
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The AS/NZS 5601 drafts for comment have been released. The following draft amendments are available to download from the Standards Australia website : DR AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Amd 2:2015 Gas Installations - General installations; and DR AS/NZS 5601.2:2013 Amd 1:2015 Gas Installations - LP Gas installations in caravans. The public comment period closes on 19 October 2015. Comments can be submitted...
Building and Energy
Department News
18 Aug 2015
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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