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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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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...
Events and seminars
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
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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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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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...
Information for industry
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

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This application form is suitable for an applicant who has previously held a Western Australian Gasfitting permit expired over 30 days and up to two years.
Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Jun 2023
Manual task injuries remain one of the largest single causes of injury in the construction industry. These injuries not only cause pain and suffering to the injured worker and their families but also...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
10 Aug 2021
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
Please note, Gasfitting supervision guidelines R123 is under review . A new version will be published shortly. This application form is suitable for a Western Australian indentured apprentice or a...
Building and Energy
Form – application
27 May 2024
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
08 Jan 2024
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

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Announcements

Regulation 28 of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 (the Regulations) requires a registered gasfitter to attach an approved badge or label in an approved place on completion of the gasfitting work. Subregulation 28 (6) provides for the Director of Energy Safety (the Director) to exempt a registered gasfitter from this requirement in a particular case or...
Building and Energy
Department News
16 Apr 2018
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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