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A supplier must meet the consumer guarantees for providing services: with due care and skill; which are fit for any specified purpose; and within the time specified, or within a reasonable time (when no time is set). What is ‘reasonable’ will depend on the nature of the services. If services fail...
Returns and cancellations
Reasonable time, if no time set A contract or agreement for the supply of services usually states when the services will be provided and the date they will be completed. If not, you automatically guarantee to supply the service within a reasonable time. What is ’reasonable’ will depend on the...
Guarantees and warranties
Services must achieve the consumer’s stated purpose You guarantee your services will be reasonably fit for any purpose specified by the consumer and that any products resulting from the services are also fit for that purpose. Example: A consumer asks for a key to be cut to fit his door and shows...
Guarantees and warranties
What services are covered by the consumer guarantees? Services that you provide in the course of your business or professional activity, including not-for-profit services, that: cost up to $40,000 (or any other amount set by the Australian Consumer Law in future), regardless of purpose or use; cost...
Guarantees and warranties
Acceptable quality Goods must be of an acceptable quality. The guarantee of acceptable quality Suppliers and manufacturers guarantee that goods are of acceptable quality when sold to a consumer. This means they guarantee the goods will be: safe, durable and free from defects; acceptable in...
Guarantees and warranties
Whether you have to provide a refund, repair, replacement or compensation to a consumer for problems with goods or services depends on whether you have met consumer guarantees set by Australian law. You are responsible for understanding your legal obligations. Australia’s consumer protection...
Guarantees and warranties
In Western Australia, the following building trades are required to be licensed by the organisations listed: Builders are required to be registered with the Building Services Board. Building surveyors are required to be registered with the Building Services Board. Painters are required to be...
Responsibilities
The National Construction Code (NCC) is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments, developed to incorporate all on-site construction requirements into a single code. The NCC is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Australian Government...
Codes and standards
Western Australia has some of the driest climatic regions in Australia and is prone to bushfire attack, particularly around the south west regions. In the past few years there have been numerous fire events that have devastated bushland areas and destroyed or damaged properties. The Building...
Building in bushfire prone areas
Building and Energy protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
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Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
12 Mar 2015
For gas operatives and industry representative who wish to view the existing interpretations or request an interpretation of a specific code or standard requirement.
Building and Energy
Technical standards
19 Jul 2019
Generic or global variation or exemptions for domestic, commercial or mobile engine installations.
Building and Energy
Register
19 Jul 2019
An educational article about the identification of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
These guidelines have been developed and issued by the Director of Energy Safety, Building and Energy Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Guide / handbook
19 Jul 2019
This document aims to assist people designated or planning to be designated as an inspector (gas). It provides information on the designation; the powers and limitations of an inspector (gas) under the Energy Coordination Act 1994; and the principles and practices that an inspector (gas) is expected to follow when carrying out their duties.
Building and Energy
Code of practice
19 Jul 2019
This register identifies those electrical appliances that have been approved by for sale or hire, or that may be made available for sale or hire, or that may be advertised for sale or hire under section 33B(1A) of the Electricity Act 1945.
Building and Energy
Register
19 Jul 2019
Prescribed electrical appliances must not be sold, hired or exposed for sale or hire or advertised for sale or hire unles the electrical appliance of that class or type is approved and is stamped or labelled if and as prescribed in the regulations.
Building and Energy
Register
19 Jul 2019
This information sheet explains why pins on electrical plugs must be insulated. All electrical appliances and equipment incorporating three-pin plugs being offered for sale or hire must comply with...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
19 Jul 2019
The Community expects the electrical appliances they use to be safe. This fact sheet summarises electrical safety laws for importing, selling or hiring out electrical appliances and equipment in...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
19 Jul 2019

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Announcements

Information about amendments to the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) that came into effect on 14 December 2016.
Building and Energy
Department News
14 Dec 2016
East Perth man Jon Valmont (alias Jon Marcel), trading as Marcel Roofing, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in contracting for and carrying out building work in Attadale in late 2013 and early 2014.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Dec 2016
Byford concreter Christopher Ronald Francis Gordon , trading as Flash Concrete , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for contractual offences he committed while contracting for building work at a Rivervale property in 2014 and a Bull Creek property in 2015.
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Dec 2016
A new code of conduct for Western Australia's building and construction industry will be introduced to prevent anti-competitive behaviour, improve workplace safety and add to the suite of measures adopted by the State Government to ensure subcontractors are paid on time.
Building and Energy
Department News
05 Dec 2016
Nicola Multari , the sole director and secretary of Tonic Homes Pty Ltd (BC 13741 – expired), and Barry Douglas Windsor (reg. BP11375 & BC11375 – expired), the nominated supervisor of Fremantle Building Company Pty Ltd , have been fined for misconduct in connection with building work at a White Gum Valley property in 2013.
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Dec 2016
Mount Lawley builder Squire Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC5025) has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for negligent conduct in the construction of three commercial projects on two Margaret River sites.
Building and Energy
Media release
28 Nov 2016
Laws introduced by the Liberal National Government to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry have passed State Parliament.
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Nov 2016
Broome former registered builder Dominic John Della Franca (reg. BP12976 & BC12976), trading as Dom Della Constructions, has been fined $20,000 by the Building Services Board for a total of eight allegations of fraudulent and negligent conduct.
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Nov 2016
Building company Pacific Modular Pty Ltd (reg. BC14434) has been fined $3,500 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct relating to building work it carried out without a valid building permit at a South Hedland property in 2014.
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Nov 2016
Kalbarri man Peter John Barry Ikin , trading as Cape York Connections , has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out unregistered painting work at eight Mid West properties between December 2013 and June 2015.
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Nov 2016

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