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This technical note has been issued to inform the Western Australian plumbing industry of processes and requirements for the testing of drainage plumbing work.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
The purpose of this technical note is to assist the plumbing industry to comply with the prescribed plumbing standards and manufacturer’s installation instructions when installing braided flexible...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
The purpose of this technical note is to provide advice to the plumbing industry and stakeholders on the compliance requirements, functions and benefits of the national certification scheme for...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
Notice of intention/certificate of compliance and multi-entry certificate order form.
Building Commission
Form – notification
01 Jul 2015
National Occupational Licensing Law Bill Exposure Draft Explanatory Paper
Consumer Protection
Policies
30 May 2014
The Plumbers Licensing Board through the Building Commission is responsible for licensing and regulating plumbing work across Western Australia. The Board authorises licensed plumbing contractors to...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
25 Oct 2016
This document was developed to assist in the investigation of slips, trip and falls in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This checklist has been developed to address the issue of noise in the construction industry and provides information on how to best manage risks to minimise workplace injuries .
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This checklist has been developed to assist you in identifying risks associated with working at height .
WorkSafe
Checklist
18 Feb 2015
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to assist you in inspecting your workplace in regards to evacuation and first aid. Although the checklists do not cover all the requirements under workplace safety and health laws, they will give you a better idea of whether your workplace meets basic standards of safety. They will also assist in laying the foundation for a safety and health management system at your workplace.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014

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Announcements

The Building Commission will introduce a number of enhancements to its existing compliance program in 2014, aimed at ensuring performance standards are being met and the licensing system works as intended. Many licensed plumbing contractors will have experienced a ‘compliance check’ from one of the Building Commission’s plumbing inspectors and in 2014, a compliance check of a contractor’s records...
Building Commission
Department News
28 Nov 2013
New water laws, which look to transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia, came into effect on Tuesday, 19 November 2013. While the new legislation, the Water Services Act 2012 and the Water Services Regulations 2013 (the Water Laws), specifically relates to water services providers, there are a number of amendments for those working in the...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Nov 2013
The Building Commission recently brought together stakeholders from across the building and plumbing industries to look back at its past achievements and hear about its future directions. The Building the Industry 2013 presentation and sundowner was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 6 December 2013 and acted as the industry launch for the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2013-2016...
Building Commission
Department News
12 Dec 2013
In June 2013, the State Government announced that an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulations would be undertaken by ACIL Allen Consulting. The consultant’s final report , which was informed through consultation with the WA plumbing industry, is now available.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
Tuesday 11 March is World Plumbing Day! Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and celebrated annually, this international event raises awareness of the important role of the plumbing industry in protecting public health and safety, and the environment. The availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation is something that affects us all, and our Australian lifestyles would be very...
Building Commission
Department News
11 Mar 2014
A summary of submissions received on the discussion paper ‘Alternative Plumbing Solutions in Western Australia’ is now available for viewing.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Mar 2014

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