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The regulator can grant a group of people an exemption from complying with a regulation of the Work Health and Safety Regulations. These are referred to as a class exemptions. It is important to read class exemptions closely to see if they apply to you, and if you cannot meet all of the conditions...
Class exemptions
Registration as a review adjudicator entitles an individual to make determinations on review applications. There are various reporting obligations for review adjudicators under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and the Building and Construction Industry (Security...
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Registration as an adjudicator entitles an individual to make determinations on adjudication applications. Adjudicators have various reporting obligations under Part 3, Division 3, sections 32(4), 32(6) and 38(4)(c) of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and...
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There are various reporting obligations under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 and the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Regulations 2022 for authorised nominating authorities, adjudicators and review adjudicators. The administration of...
eNotice
Procedures are agreed safe ways of completing tasks and are an essential part of any safety management system. Usable procedures increase human reliability by providing a consistent and safe means of performing a task. They can also be job aids to assist with reducing skill- based error from slips...
Human factors
From 1 February 2023, changes to the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 as made by the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 will come into effect. This will involve new powers of the Building Services Board (the Board) to manage the commercial conduct and...
Information on the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021
While PCBUs are responsible for making decisions regarding health and safety, they don’t always have a full understanding of the finer detail or subtleties of the work or working conditions. To help improve this understanding, it is important that PCBUs engage in consultation with their workers...
How do I get started
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) prohibits discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct about WHS. This means that people can raise health and safety issues and concerns at their workplace without fear of discrimination or coercion. What is discrimination? Discrimination is the...
How do I get started
PCBUs have a duty under the Work Health and Safety Act. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of a PCBU. What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
Your rights and responsibilities
Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
Your rights and responsibilities

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On 1 February 2023, changes to the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (BSR Act) will enhance the powers of the Building Services Board (the Board), to manage the commercial conduct and...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
02 Aug 2022
This contract is to assist building service contractors registered under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (WA) in meeting their legal obligations under section 13 of the Building and...
Building and Energy
Template
01 Aug 2022
Adjudicators who are currently registered under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 to determine adjudication applications in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Register
08 Aug 2022
Nominating authorities who are currently authorised under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 to appoint adjudicators and review adjudicators in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Register
29 Jul 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where demolition work is carried out and where demolition work products and equipment are used and stored. Persons who have duties in...
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
This Code applies to all workplaces covered by the WHS Act where construction work is carried out and where construction work products and equipment are used and stored.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
15 Jul 2022
Report an incident to WorkSafe poster is a quick reference guide to reporting a death, serious injury or illness, or life-threatening dangerous incident.
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Jul 2022
Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 Commencement Proclamation 2022
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
01 Jul 2022
This guide is for all homeowners, owner builders, builders, contractors and suppliers working in the residential building industry.
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
01 Jul 2022
The Building Commissioner has published a template for giving a section 28(2) notice of intention under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 . This document provides...
Building and Energy
Guidance note
01 Jul 2022

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The Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2021 (WA) (the “new Act”) will introduce better payment protections for all participants in the Western Australian building and construction industry. It is one of the most significant legislative changes for the local industry since the 2004 introduction of the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the “CCA”). In line with the State...
Building and Energy
Department News
06 May 2022
North Coogee home renovation work carried out without the required registration 50 per cent deposit taken when only 6.5 per cent was allowed Consumers urged to avoid big deposits and check the builder is registered Building and Energy is encouraging consumers to check their builder is registered and to be aware of rules about deposits for home building work, following the regulator’s prosecution...
Building and Energy
Media release
03 May 2022
Undetected electrical error due to lack of testing step in procedure Voltage rises caused damage to electrical appliances at a Lancelin property Magistrate advised Western Power to speed up its review of procedures Western Power has been fined $45,000 for not providing adequate testing instructions, which would have detected an electrical error that caused almost $600 of damage at a Lancelin...
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Apr 2022
Under the Gas Standards Act 1972 s.13E(3a), the Director of Energy Safety has adopted standards relating to the approval of Type A and Type B gas appliances. The Western Australian Government Gazette No.45 published on 29 March 2022 details Standards that are to be used as a benchmark for both Type A and Type B gas appliances for the purpose of approval requirements as per s.13D(1) (Type A) and s...
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Apr 2022
Electric shock risks from Spa Quip 800 and 1200 controllers Flexible socket can allow equipment to be plugged in incorrectly A Perth man died after connecting a pump’s electrical plug upside-down Action by Western Australia’s electrical safety regulator has led to the national recall of hazardous spa components involved in the tragic death of a Perth man. Building and Energy prohibited the sale...
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Apr 2022
Apprentice failed to connect the main neutral conductor to a new switchboard A resident received an electric shock from an energised shower tap Mr Alliston was fined $5,000 for inadequate supervision of the electrical work A Nedlands family was lucky to avoid serious injury after an electrical work error caused the metal pipes at their home to become energised, with one person receiving an...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Apr 2022
The new Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) were gazetted on 11 March 2022 and will commence on the 31 March 2022, bringing the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 into full force and effect. The WHS Regulations replace the current Occupational and Safety Regulations 1996 (OSH Regulations). You can access the WHS Regulations on the WA Legislation website: WALW - Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
25 Mar 2022
Always turn off the mains power before entering a roof space This is compulsory for all tradespeople including electricians Building and Energy is distributing safety stickers for manholes and switchboards Recent tragic deaths and close calls have prompted a plea from Western Australia’s electrical safety regulator to always switch off the mains power before entering a roof space. Building and...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Mar 2022
The latest issue of Building and Energy's Electrical Focus is now available online .
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Mar 2022
Almost 50 complaints received about Perth concrete company Joint warning from Building and Energy and Consumer Protection Consumers are urged not to do business with Perth-based concreting company Antique Asset Pty Ltd , which trades as Antique Asset Concrete ( AAC ) with Sergio Demali as the sole director and company secretary. The warning from WA’s building industry regulator, Building and...
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
08 Mar 2022

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