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Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration
This page provides useful links to assist you with the control of risks associated with hazardous substances.
Hazardous substances
Adjudication The claim A claimant can be a person, body or organisation that presents a payment claim in the event of a payment dispute. The claimant can be: a contractor claiming against a principal; a subcontractor claiming against a contractor; or a supplier of goods claiming against a...
Information on the Construction Contracts Act
Making a complaint 1. Process for making a complaint 2. Building complaint resolution guide 3. Notice of complaint 4. Complaint form 5. Previous decisions and links 1. Process for making a complaint Who can make a complaint? A complaint under the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and...
Building service and home building contract complaints
Building Commission Boards and committees: Building Commission Advisory Committee Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by the Building Commission 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, the Building Commission has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
Our legislation
Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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The purpose of this Alert is to highlight the dangers associated with transferring oil from a deep fryer to an oil disposal machine, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of using safe procedures when pumping hazardous chemicals.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with washing floors using an inappropriate bucket and hot water mixed with the chemicals, and to suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the importance of correctly locking out the free fall controls on mobile cranes fitted with this feature.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the importance of providing direct supervision to apprentices and the identification of underground services.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this Alert is to provide information to all employers and employees involved in the operation of powered bin tippers.
WorkSafe
Alert
19 Apr 2016
A worker used an electric arc welder to attach a bracket to a sealed metal tank. The tank had previously contained flammable liquids including methanol. When the worker commenced tack welding the...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
The purpose of this Safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with not having appropriate methods of egress from refrigerated and freezer sea containers and to increase awareness of adequate control measures.
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
A mechanic died recently when the vehicle he was working on fell from a two-post vehicle hoist. The vehicle was positioned on the hoist when it moved on one of the support arms, causing it to drop at...
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016
Information regarding the death of a worker trapped by a robot palletiser.
WorkSafe
Alert
24 Mar 2016

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Accommodation providers are being targeted by scammers who make bookings using a stolen credit card, before cancelling with a sob story and requesting a refund be paid into a bank account. But it’s not just businesses affected by this scam, as Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll explains. “A consumer reported to WA ScamNet that she had been wrongly charged by a hotel in New South...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 18 July 2013, most Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 18 cents per litre (cpl) up to 163.9 cpl. Most Coles Express and Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 17 cpl up to 162.9 cpl, most BP sites by 15 cpl up to 161.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 161.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jul 2013
A forklift operator who did not hold the appropriate licence has been fined $1000 (plus $1728 in costs) over an incident in which a delivery driver was injured by the forklift the operator was reversing. Gary Alexander Egberts pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the safety or health of the delivery driver and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Jul 2013
WorkSafe will conduct an inspection program to look at safety standards in clothing and footwear retailing outlets throughout the 2013/14 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the clothing and footwear retailing sector was being targeted because of increases in the number of injuries being recorded in the sector. “We were concerned to find that lost time injuries in footwear...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection and Energy S afety are investigating reports from WA consumers who have been approached by a solar panel company to conduct testing on their units which may not be necessary. The company, based in the eastern states, is charging consumers $330 for ‘anti-islanding testing’ and falsely claiming that this annual test is mandatory under WA law. ‘Anti-islanding testing’ involves...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection today launched a radio program aimed at empowering Indigenous consumers and informing them of their rights when buying and maintaining a car. The first of the eight-part radio series called “My Dardy Car” was broadcast on Noongar Radio in Perth (100.9FM) during a NAIDOC Week event today and was relayed live to Indigenous radio stations in Geraldton (Radio Mama) and Broome (...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Consumer Protection is issuing an urgent warning to Western Australian consumers not to deal with so-called 'bitumen bandits' who offer unsolicited work and produce dodgy driveways that are too thin and use inferior quality materials. Reports received today suggest that two white men with English accents, in orange fluorescent vests and driving a white Ute are approaching homeowners in Broome to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jul 2013
Kelmscott man David Zoltan Pierot (trading as DZK Shopfittings) has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract for a kitchen renovation he carried out at a Bull Creek property in February 2011. Mr Pierot was found guilty of two charges by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 25 June 2013 and was ordered to pay...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 July 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP prices by 16 cpl up to 158.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will go up to 158.9 cpl and 157.9 cpl respectively...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jul 2013
Nedlands man Rohan Keane O’Neill has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers’ Licensing Board (PLB) and the Building Commissioner on two charges relating to carrying out unlicensed plumbing work and three relating to a home building work contract. Mr O’Neill was found guilty of all five charges by the Fremantle Magistrates Court on 20 June 2013 and was ordered to pay fines totalling $2,500...
Building Commission
Media release
08 Jul 2013

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