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For anyone working in the construction industry, the Act provides a number of very important protections to ensure fair conduct and cash flow. The Act: Provides that contracts with payment on terms greater than 50 days shall be read as requiring payment within 50 days (be aware that from 3 April...
Subcontractors guide to payment disputes
You have carried out work on a construction project and have not been paid, or the client has refused to pay you the full amount owed. What do you do? It is important to understand that your right to be paid comes from your contract and you need to follow the payment process set out in your...
Subcontractors guide to payment disputes
This guide is intended to help you understand how to resolve contractual payment disputes using the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the Act) and outlines the process for parties undertaking rapid adjudication and the rights and obligations of parties to contracts for building and construction work...
Subcontractors guide to payment disputes
In Western Australia workers have been killed by lightning, the most recent in 2014 when a backpacker working on a farm at Bruce Rock died after she was struck by lightning. Workers are most at risk working out in the open, on the sea or other waterways or sheltering under trees or other structures...
Environmental factors
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Rapid adjudication using the Construction Contracts Act Types of employment arrangements Building Management and Works (BMW) Making a complaint about a project managed by Department of Finance Measures BMW have taken to protect sub-contractors and...
Information for subcontractors
It is important to understand that your right to be paid comes from your contract and you need to follow the payment process set out in contract. If the contract is not in writing the Act includes a schedule of payment terms that are implied in your verbal contract. From time to time you may be...
Information for subcontractors
Resolving payment disputes using the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . Am I a subcontractor or an employee? An employee is paid according to a relevant award or contract of payment and supplied with material and equipment to do the work. A subcontractor is paid based on invoices and results...
Information for subcontractors
The following guides, reports and fact sheets provide general information for subcontractors as well as detailed descriptions of the rapid adjudication process for payment disputes. Information for subcontractors Subcontractors guide resolving payment disputes 1MB Resolving payment disputes in...
Information for subcontractors
Where a licensed plumbing contractor is choosing to include an alternative solution, there are a number of additional steps to follow. These steps are outlined in the ‘Guidance Note for Installing Alternative Plumbing and Drainage Solutions in WA’. Guidance Note for Installing Alternative Plumbing...
Responsibilities
Working on or near energised electrical equipment (live work) is the leading cause of burns, shocks, serious accidents and fatalities for electricians. Energy Safety ’s Code of Practice Safe Low Voltage Work Practices by Electricians sets out guidelines issued under the authority of Section 33AA of...
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This document aims to assist people designated or applying to be designated as an Inspector (Electricity). It provides information on the categories of designation, the power and limitations of an Inspector (Electricity) under the Energy Coordination Act 1994 , and the standard of conduct that an Inspector (Electricity) is expected to maintain when carrying out their duties.
EnergySafety
Code of practice
29 Jun 2017
In April 2014, Energy Safety published Guidelines for the safe management of high voltage electrical installations. The purpose of the document was to provide advice to ‘responsible persons’ for...
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
30 Apr 2015
Oil-insulated high voltage (HV) combined-fuse switches Order 02-2015 issued to all persons working on and owners and operators of oil-insulated high voltage combined-fuse switches Preliminary...
EnergySafety
Reports
21 Jan 2016
This application form is used to apply for a variable speed drives permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
18 Feb 2015
L & C fuse switches Order 01-2015 issued to all persons working on and owners and operators of Long and Crawford oil-insulated high voltage combined-fuse switches Preliminary Pursuant to s.18B of...
EnergySafety
Reports
21 Jan 2016
This application form is used to apply for a medical imaging equipment permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
04 Feb 2015
This application form is used to apply for a university technician's electrical worker's permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
10 Dec 2014
This application form is used to apply to upgrade your Class G gasfitting permit to include installing and servicing of NG and LPG.
EnergySafety
Form – application
08 Jul 2014
Important points about LP Gas cylinders Regulations require LP Gas cylinders to be inspected and tested every ten (10) years. Filling damaged or out-of-test-date cylinders is illegal and can be...
EnergySafety
Information
03 Apr 2017

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Graeme John Williams, the director and secretary of formerly registered and since liquidated building company Moonfern Pty Ltd (reg. BC11102 – expired), trading as Williams Homes, has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for performing work and demanding a deposit for the construction of a Broome dwelling without first providing the owners with a certificate of home indemnity insurance.
Building Commission
Media release
22 Feb 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed conditions on the contractor registration of Burswood-based builder Builtoncorp Pty Ltd (reg. BC12114).
Building Commission
Media release
01 Feb 2017
On 23 January 2017, building company Builtoncorp Pty Ltd (reg. BC12114) voluntarily appointed Jeremy Nipps and Dino Travaglini of Cor Cordis as administrators of the company.
Building Commission
Department News
24 Jan 2017
The Building Commission is aware of information circulating about the solvency of registered building contractor Builtoncorp Pty Ltd (reg. BC12114).
Building Commission
Media release
20 Jan 2017
Geraldton and Bunbury's building industries are invited to learn more about construction contracting, including options for resolving payment disputes, at seminars in February. Run by the Building Commission in partnership with the Master Builders Association (WA) and Jackson McDonald, the seminars is suitable for subcontractors, small builders or other interested people in the building and...
Building Commission
Media release
19 Jan 2017
Middle Swan man Matthew John Paterson, trading as Pato’s Patios, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for offences he committed in contracting for home building work at a Yangebup property in 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
18 Jan 2017
The Building Services Board has imposed conditions on the contractor registrations of Belmont builder Diploma Construction (WA) Pty Ltd (BC11854) and related Leederville-based entity DGX Construction Pty Ltd (BC14593).
Building Commission
Media release
17 Jan 2017
Osborne Park builder Danmar Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC9032) and its nominated supervisor Robert George Williams (BP7911) have been fined a total of $45,000 plus costs for negligent conduct that contributed to one house’s roof blowing off and another being substantially damaged during a storm.
Building Commission
Media release
16 Jan 2017
If you are involved in the building and construction industry in regional Western Australia, you shouldn’t miss this important learning opportunity. Morning session – 9.00am to 12.30pm The Building Code of Australia (BCA) information session is a half day program in the morning covering future initiatives of the BCA; product certification and technical interpretation to common queries. This...
Building Commission
Event
11 Jan 2017
Formerly registered Wangara builder Jeffrey West (reg. BP101011 & BC100818 – both expired), the sole trader of Kameleon Homes, has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,200 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
11 Jan 2017

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