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The Do Not Call Register is a secure database where you can list your Australian numbers to opt out of receiving most unsolicited telemarketing calls and marketing faxes. You can list your home, personal mobile and/or fax number to reduce telemarketing calls. Registration is free and you can remove...
Door to door and telephone sales
Before hiring a service provider (tradesperson, motor vehicle repairer, etc) you should ask for a quote so there is no dispute later about the costs. What is a quote? A quote is a statement of the price for which goods or services will be supplied. When a quote is accepted, a contract is formed...
Tradespeople
All Australian businesses must comply with the Australian Consumer Law. This law also applies to the building industry. Consumer guarantees on goods and services Unconscionable conduct Unfair contract laws False or misleading representations Misleading or deceptive conduct What we do Provide...
Building and renovating
When a consumer suffers loss or damage due to a defect with goods or services, they can make a claim to recover damages or compensation. This is particularly the case where the defect means the trader or manufacturer failed to comply with a consumer guarantee. A consumer can apply to the trader or...
Returns and cancellations
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...
Forms
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Licensing search
Gas fitter's responsibilities It is the gas fitter's responsibility to ensure that all gasfitting work carried out by him/her complies with legislation. The gas fitter must carry out the work to the requirements of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 and...
Gas installations
All fuel gas accidents or incidents that occur in Western Australia should be reported. Gas incidents Regulation 42 of the Gas Standards (Gasfitting and Consumer Gas Installations) Regulations 1999 requires that all incidents, such as near misses, injury to persons or property damage relating to...
Reporting a gas incident
A person shall not sell or hire any gas appliance or advertise any gas appliance for sale or hire in Western Australia unless the gas appliance is approved by the Director of Energy Safety, and is marked, stamped or labelled in the manner approved by the Director. Type B appliances are large...
Appliance and equipment approval
A person shall not sell or hire any gas appliance or advertise any gas appliance for sale or hire in Western Australia unless the gas appliance is approved by the Director of Energy Safety, and is marked, stamped or labelled in the manner approved by the Director. Type A appliances are domestic and...
Appliance and equipment approval

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Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2018. Construction Contracts Act 2004
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Construction Contracts Act 2004 2018/19 Quarterly update – 1st quarter
Building and Energy
Reports
11 Dec 2018
Regulation 55 of the Electricity Licensing Regulations 1991 covers Electrical work on or near energised electrical installations.
Building and Energy
Information
19 Jul 2019
The Construction Contracts Act 2004 Adjudication activity report for the third quarter of 2016–2017.
Building and Energy
Reports
06 Dec 2018
There are serious health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in the stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Cumulative exposure to...
WorkSafe
Alert
07 Feb 2020
Application to upgrade a tradespersons permit to a Class G gasfitting permit (suitable for applicants who have successfully completed the on-the-job training record book).
Building and Energy
Form – application
19 Jul 2019
The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws. Background On 12 July 2017, the Government announcemed the development of a...
WorkSafe
Information
27 Sep 2018
New regulations have come into effect which requires electricity to be switched off before people enter the roof space. To assist workers in notifying homeowners of the new regulations the WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Jul 2018
WorkSafe is investigating an incident with preliminary evidence indicating an employee, who was fatally injured, may have been struck in the head by a 48 inch pipe wrench spanner. The spanner was...
WorkSafe
Alert
31 May 2018
This industry bulletin is to inform the plumbing industry and relevant stakeholders about the certification of emergency eye wash and shower equipment installed in water supply plumbing systems in...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
24 May 2018

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Subcontractors in the building and construction industry will have increased payment protections for Government works projects under changes to be introduced in 2019. The McGowan Labor Government will significantly expand Project Bank Accounts (PBAs). This will come into effect from July 1, 2019. PBAs will apply to a wide range of Government projects where the total value of works exceeds $1.5...
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Dec 2018
A former Myaree builder has been fined $10,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal for failing to properly manage and supervise three projects with a combined contract value of almost $2 million. Geoffrey Ian Britton (BP11802, expired) – the nominated supervisor of Avon Dream Pty Ltd (BC14034, expired), trading as Econstruct – accepted the Building Services Board’s allegations, which included...
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Dec 2018
Building and Energy’s Audit Branch carry out technical inspections of ongoing building work to check how building standards are being applied. To date the majority of inspections have been on class 1a buildings (houses). In addition to the current audit activities Building Energy will focus audits and inspections on the following building work: wet area waterproofing in all classifications; and...
Building and Energy
Department News
26 Nov 2018
A Perth bathroom renovation company and two of its officers have been fined $5,000 under WA’s building laws in relation to work at homes in Kalamunda and Gwelup. WA Bathrooms and Tiling Pty Ltd (trading as WA Bathrooms ), formerly based in Osborne Park, was convicted in Perth Magistrates Court last month of four charges brought by the Building Commissioner. The company’s director and general...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Nov 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
The 2018 edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018, Electrical Installations (known as the Wiring Rules) is now available. The new standard has been developed by Standards Australia in collaboration with industry and government. AS/NZS 3000 specifies the electrical installation safety requirements for all premises in Australia and New Zealand. The new edition is a complete revision of the 2007 edition,...
Building and Energy
Alert
26 Jun 2018
The national Stakeholder Reference Group workshop for the trajectory for low energy homes project will be held in Perth on 21 June 2018. The free information session, also being held in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, aims to seek feedback from stakeholders on the initial findings from the cost benefit analysis and the draft report. Date and time: Thursday 21 June 2018, 10.00am–12.30pm Venue: ATI...
Building and Energy
Department News
14 Jun 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Shaw’s Cartage Contractors, was fined in relation to the deaths of two labourers. The deaths were caused by falling concrete tilt-up panels at a Perth construction site. Axedale, among three parties charged, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of workers, and that failure causing the death of Joseph McDermott and Gerard Bradley. The fine totalled $...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018

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