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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, an electrical installation can work without the safety system...
Forms
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
The Director of Energy Safety can prohibit the sale/hire/use of an appliance or component if considered that such appliance/component is, or is likely to become, unsafe or dangerous in use. This applies also to electrical appliances/components that are approved. Appliances that may be unsafe or...
Electrical appliances
Building and Energy produces and amends legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information. Where public comment is invited, draft copies of the documents are placed on this page.
Discussion papers
New and amended gas legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information will be available here.
What's new
New and amended electrical legislation, codes of practice, guidelines and general safety information will be available here. Code of Practice for Inspectors (Electricity) A comprehensive review of the Code of Practice for Inspectors (Electricity) in Western Australia (Code) has been completed. The...
What's new
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
Responsibilities of Energy Safety The responsibilities of the Director of Energy Safety and the supporting Energy Safety Division can be summarised as covering the technical and safety regulation of: electricity production; electricity transmission and distribution; electricity utilisation (...
Functions and responsibilities
Building and Energy (formerly Energy Safety ) is responsible for the technical and safety regulation of all the electrical and most of the gas industry in Western Australia. Building and Energy's functions date back to the State Electricity Commission of Western Australia, which from the late 1940s...
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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
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
This application form is for an electrician's training licence for an Indentured apprentice.
EnergySafety
Form – application
03 Jan 2019
This application is to be used for applicants undertaking training as a pre-apprentice.
EnergySafety
Form – application
03 Jan 2019
This application form is used to apply for a restricted electrical licence on completion of the refrigeration and airconditioning bridging course.
EnergySafety
Form – application
03 Jan 2019
This application form is for an electrician's licence to carry out electrical fitting work on completion of the Gap Training Program (Gap Training), which resulted in the issue of a Certificate III...
EnergySafety
Form – application
03 Jan 2019
The following steps are recommended if you wish to appeal against an Inspector's Order issued to you by an Inspector (Electricity). Step one Contact the issuing inspector to clarify the issue...
EnergySafety
Information
21 Jan 2019
Explanatory notes Purpose of this document This document details the application and renewal processes for the designation of Inspectors (Electricity) in Western Australia. It also sets out the...
EnergySafety
Guide / handbook
29 Jan 2019
This document aims to assist people designated or applying to be designated as an Inspector (Electricity). It provides information on the categories of designation, the power and limitations of an Inspector (Electricity) under the Energy Coordination Act 1994 , and the standard of conduct that an Inspector (Electricity) is expected to maintain when carrying out their duties.
EnergySafety
Code of practice
21 Jan 2019
In April 2014, Energy Safety published Guidelines for the safe management of high voltage electrical installations. The purpose of the document was to provide advice to ‘responsible persons’ for...
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
30 Apr 2015

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Registered builder Anthony Clay trading as Mallee Tree Homes and Additions has accepted a fine of $5,000 and costs of $1,500 as a result of disciplinary action commenced by the Building Services Board in the State Administration Tribunal in April 2017. As a result of the proceedings, Mr Clay admitted that he had engaged in negligent conduct and harsh, misleading or deceptive conduct, in...
Building Commission
Media release
31 May 2017
Building Commissioner Peter Gow has issued a public warning about the status of registered building contractor Contempo Group Pty Ltd (reg. BC14145). The Building Commission has been advised by Contempo Group’s director that the building contractor’s nominated building supervisor, Mr John Hewitt (reg. 14108) is no longer performing the role of nominated supervisor. The Building Commission has...
Building Commission
Media release
22 May 2017
The April 2017 edition of Building Commission News is out now. Read the Building Commission News Edition 1/2017 – April 2017 The newsletter features articles on regulatory matters, electronic enablement initiatives, industry updates, events, and links to new publications . If you didn't receive a copy of the newsletter, make sure you are signed up to receive our news and updates. Subscribe to...
Building Commission
Department News
13 Apr 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on the building contractor registration of Kalgoorlie builder Simon Pekovich Homes Pty Ltd (BC66114), trading as Amberley Homes .
Building Commission
Media release
03 May 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on the contractor registration of Mount Hawthorn-based builder Turquoise Developments Pty Ltd (reg. BC14354), trading as Talbot Le Page Homes.
Building Commission
Media release
26 Apr 2017
The Building Commission’s final report into the construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has cleared the building of asbestos and fire safety issues and identifies the likely sources of the lead contamination.
Building Commission
Media release
24 Apr 2017
Building Commissioner Peter Gow has issued a public warning about the financial status of Mount Hawthorn registered building contractor Turquoise Developments Pty Ltd (reg. BC14354), trading as Talbot Le Page Homes.
Building Commission
Media release
18 Apr 2017
Western Australians are being warned by Consumer Protection and the Building Commission not to deal with a roofing business that is ignoring door-to-door trading laws.
Building Commission
Media release
03 Apr 2017
A Canning Vale registered building contractor’s misleading and deceptive conduct has resulted in it being fined $2,500 by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
29 Mar 2017
Nedlands man Rohan Keane O’Neill, trading as O’Neill’s Maintenance, has again been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner, this time relating to an incomplete kitchen and bathroom renovation in Como.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Mar 2017

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