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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
As part of its function, the Building Commission provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
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 make builders and concrete pump operators aware of the need to manage risks if they operate or contract the operation of a concrete pump on a construction site...
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with cooking food in a microwave oven and 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 safety requirements relating to boom type elevating work platforms and the wearing of safety harnesses.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the circumstances which led to a worker’s leg being amputated and 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 identifying site hazards prior to operating an Elevating Work Platform.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
The purpose of this Safety Alert is to highlight the dangers of using angle grinders to cut metal drums.
WorkSafe
Alert
16 May 2014
This Alert is aimed at owner operators and machinery hire outlets to reinforce the requirement for safe operating procedures when using mini skid steer loaders with attachments.
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
The purpose of this alert is to provide information to all parties involved in the supply and use of elevating work platforms (EWP).
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Apr 2016
Recently, new vehicles imported into Australia from China by Great Wall Motors Australia and Chery Automotive Australia were found to contain asbestos gaskets. Asbestos in new products has been...
WorkSafe
Alert
28 Mar 2017
The purpose of this Alert is to provide information to all employers and workers involved in the operation of compacting waste trucks during waste collection.
WorkSafe
Alert
22 May 2014

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A Balga man has been fined $2,500 and ordered to pay costs of $925 by the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Clinton Bradley Oreb was charged by Consumer Protection for buying and selling 17 vehicles between June 2011 and March 2012 without having a licence. He was convicted on 9 August 2013 after being found to be in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Mr Oreb advertised...
Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Aug 2013
Capethorne Pty Ltd has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for entering into a contract for, and carrying out, residential building work at two properties in Thornlie and Canning Vale without the required registration and home indemnity insurance policy. On 31 July 2013 the Armadale Magistrates Court found the company guilty of two charges of entering into a building work contract valued...
Building Commission
Media release
13 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 8 August 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 158.9 cpl, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites by 13 cpl up to 157.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 154.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is seeking the views of the community as part of a review of laws that regulate the motor vehicle industry in WA. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll has urged businesses involved in the industry and consumers to read the discussion paper, which has been released today, and put in a submission so that their views can be heard. “The laws under review include two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Aug 2013
Consumer Protection is hosting free seminars across regional WA to explain recent changes to the law which will affect more than 38,500 private landlords who rent out properties across the State. The changes arise from the commencement of a new version of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 on 1 July 2013. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said thousands of people had already...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Aug 2013
A fake website, now closed, was used in an attempt to scam overseas backpackers looking for work as fruit pickers in WA’s South West. Consumer Protection and WA Police have received reports from concerned consumers that the website – www.orangeshill.net.au – offered jobs and accommodation and requested deposits be sent to a prepaid credit card account. It was confirmed that the farm in Manjimup...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 August 2013, most Gull sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Peak and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites up to 157.9 cpl and most Caltex sites up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jul 2013
A Kalgoorlie man who has lost more than $20,000 in two separate romance frauds is sharing his story with the community in a bid to stop others being scammed. It comes as officers from Project Sunbird – a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection – make intervention visits to the homes of dozens of victims in the Goldfields-Esperance region. 52-year-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
31 Jul 2013
A national furniture removal company which operates in WA has agreed to change the terms of its standard contract with customers following action by Consumer Protection. R.F. & M.D. Miller’s Moves Pty Ltd, based in Mornington Victoria, has entered into an enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to remove a clause in their standard contract. The contract purported to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jul 2013
Private investment into proposed subsea cable linking WA to South East Asia Perth and Pilbara set to benefit from improved telecommunications Project proponent committed to sourcing State-based suppliers for local construction components Commerce Minister Michael Mischin welcomed a new $400 million private sector proposal to establish an international subsea cable that will boost competitive...
Industry Development
Media release
30 Jul 2013

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