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WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today (16/12/2015) provided information on the current status of the consultation process and development of the Work Health and safety (WHS) laws. “In August 2014, the State Government announced that it intended to craft the best version of the national...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
How to update your contact details Changing your contact details with Energy Safety is now even easier with our new online notification service. How does it work? To use the new notification service you will need to know your licence number (which can be found on the front of your licence or permit...
Services
How to update your contact details Changing your contact details with Energy Safety is now even easier with our new online notification service. How does it work? To use the new notification service you will need to know your licence number (which can be found on the front of your licence or permit...
Services
Western Australia’s plumbing standards The Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) prescribe the plumbing standards that apply in Western Australia. In general, the plumbing standards that apply are the following parts of the Plumbing Code of Australia:...
Responsibilities
The requirements for construction induction training apply to construction work. The definition of construction work under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 is very broad and picks up a wide range of activities. Construction work is...
Construction induction
Building Rules Advisory Committee (BRAC) The Building Commission is currently considering the creation of a technical advisory committee for the purpose of considering and providing advice on technical building matters and queries regarding the requirements of building legislation, the Building...
Public consultations
Our office hours are from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Level 1, Mason Bird Building 303 Sevenoaks Street Cannington WA 6107 Find directions to the Building Commission on Google Maps General enquiries Phone: 1300 489 099 Fax: 08 6251 1501 Email: bcinfo@commerce.wa.gov.au Postal Address:...
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Consumer Protection media statements are available online. Ministerial media statements Media statements issued by the Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Commerce, are available from the Government Media Office page .
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Consumer Protection provides a variety of online resources: Online complaint form – to submit a complaint about a trader. Please attempt to follow our advice on resolving disputes via the consumer complaint checklist before formally making a complaint. WA ScamNet – profiles the most prevalent scams...
Online resources
Consumer Protection provides advice and information for Western Australian consumers, businesses, landlords and tenants. Read our publication Your guide to Consumer Protection for further information. The information on this website can help you with answer a question about: housing and...
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For gas operatives and industry representative who wish to view the existing interpretations or request an interpretation of a specific code or standard requirement.
EnergySafety
Technical standards
29 Apr 2014
Generic or global variation or exemptions for domestic or commercial or mobile engine installations.
EnergySafety
Register
20 May 2014
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, EnergySafety Division of the Department of Commerce, Western Australia.
EnergySafety
Guide / handbook
04 Jun 2014
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.
EnergySafety
Code of practice
22 Jun 2016
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.
EnergySafety
Register
16 May 2016
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.
EnergySafety
Register
21 Sep 2016
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...
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
24 Oct 2016
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...
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
09 May 2016
Complete this form to apply to the Plumbers Licensing Board for a Plumbing tradeperson's licence.
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015

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Announcements

With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Watching The Block might have inspired you to get cracking on some home renovations but unlike the TV show contestants you won’t have access to host Scotty’s ‘black book of trades’. So, how do you go about finding trustworthy, reliable tradespeople who’ll do a good job for the right price? We’ve got some tips to help you avoid tradie...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Sep 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building Commission
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The 2016-17 financial year sees the Australian Building Codes Board embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.
Building Commission
Department News
21 Sep 2016
Waterman’s Bay licensed plumbing tradesperson Gary Clayton Hummerston (TL11472) has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to comply with a condition of his licence.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Sep 2016
An interim report into the discovery of asbestos in the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has found the procurement processes used by principal contractor John Holland Pty Ltd to be comprehensive and consistent with industry practice. However, industry and government must improve processes for detecting and preventing the presence of non-conforming and hazardous products in buildings. Released...
Building Commission
Media release
13 Sep 2016
The Building Services Board has fined Willetton building company Build West Pty Ltd (reg. BC10002) $5,000 and its director and nominated supervisor Shaun Middleton (BP37114) $2,500 for negligent conduct and failing to properly manage and supervise its work.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016
Wangara builder Jeffrey West (reg. BP101011 & BC100818), the sole trader of Kameleon Homes , no longer holds a builder registration in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016
Northbridge builder Joseph Merenda (BP10668) has been fined $5,000 and refused renewal of his building practitioner registration as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
30 Aug 2016
Hillarys man Saad Soliman (reg. BP10488), as the sole director, nominated supervisor and secretary of liquidated building company Benchmark Designer Homes (BC10941), has been ordered to pay by consent a $5,000 fine and costs of $10,000 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
18 Aug 2016
Major reforms to improve the efficiency, productivity and consistency of the Western Australian building industry will progress further today as the Liberal National Government hosted its second Building Summit.
Building Commission
Media release
09 Aug 2016

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