Demolition licence holder - Scope of work

The below information provides a description of activities which Western Australia (WA) Demolition licence holders are permitted to perform. If you are a WA licensee visiting another state under JobPass, you are only allowed to perform the activities listed below. 

If you need to apply for a WA licence more information is available on the Demolition licence web pages.

Licence Identifier: WAD00 – WAD0000

Scope of Work

The demolition or dismantling of:

  • a structure 2 metres or higher which is not a single storey dwelling; or
  • a fence or wall 1.8m metres or higher.

The licence can be designated Class 1 or Class 2

Specific Activities

Class 1 demolition work is work:

  • work comprising the total demolition or dismantling of a structure that is 10 metres or more in height when measured from the lowest ground level of the structure to the highest part of the structure;
  • comprising the partial demolition or dismantling of a structure that is 10 metres or more in height when measured from the lowest ground level of the structure to the highest part of the structure;
  • comprising demolition work on a structure and involving the use of load shifting equipment on a suspended floor;
  • work comprising demolition work on pre-tensioned or post-tensioned structural components of a structure;
  • work comprising demolition work on a structure containing precast concrete elements erected by the tilt-up method of construction;
  • work involving the removal of key structural members of a structure so that the whole or a part of the structure collapses;
  • work done to a structure involving explosives;
  • work comprising demolition work on a structure that involves the use of a tower crane or any crane with a safe working load greater than 100 tonnes;
  • work involving the removal of an area of brittle or fragile roofing material in excess of 200 m2 from a structure if any part of the area to be removed is 10 metres or more above the lowest ground level of the structure.

Class 2 demolition work is work comprising demolition work involving a structure that is less than 10 metres in height when measured from the lowest ground level of the structure to the highest part of the structure, excluding –

  • demolition work on a single storey dwelling;
  • demolition work on a structure and involving the use of load shifting equipment on a suspended floor;
  • demolition work on pre-tensioned or post-tensioned structural components of a structure;
  • demolition work on a structure containing precast concrete elements erected by the tilt-up method of construction;
  • work involving the removal of key structural members of a structure so that the whole or a part of the structure collapses;
  • work done to a structure involving explosives;
  • work comprising demolition work on a structure that involves the use of a tower crane or any crane with a safe working load greater than 100 tonnes.

Compliance requirements in WA

To get a WA registration

  • The nominated supervisor must have an appropriate qualification or equivalent
  • The nominated supervisor must have appropriate experience
  • Must pay an application fee

To keep a WA registration

  • Must renew the registration every three years
  • They must comply with the Work Health and Safety Act (2020) and Work, Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022

 

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