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This page provides information for employers and employees about silica and some of the legal duties relating to protecting workers from developing silicosis. Silica is found in sand, stone, concrete and mortar. It is also used in the manufacture of a variety of products including composite stone...
Silica
Construction Induction Training cards (CIT) are supplied to an RTO on the condition that the CIT cards are only issued to candidates who provide evidence that they are located in Western Australia at the time of the assessment for the CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry...
Construction Industry Training Card
Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral. This fact sheet provides information about where silica is found, what are the hazards and risk management. What is silica and where is it found? Silica is a common naturally occurring mineral, also known as silicon dioxide. One common type of...
Silica
Courtesy renewal reminder notices for licences, permits and registrations are now only sent electronically for the following licensing authorities: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Director of Energy Safety Electrical Licensing Board Commissioner for Consumer Protection WorkSafe...
Occupational licensing
For the purposes of the information provided below, “mutual recognition” refers to the ability of a person who is registered in connection with an occupation in a state, territory or New Zealand to carry on an equivalent occupation in Western Australia, subject to the provisions of the Mutual...
Occupational licensing
Submitting a notice through eNotice is a very efficient and intuitive alternative to paper notices. There are 4 types of notices: Notice of Intention (NOI) Notify Drainage Work Completed Certificate of Compliance (COC) Emergency NOI/COC Please note: Multi-entry certificates for minor works are...
eNotice
You will need your licence number and the email address registered with Building and Energy . Enter your details and request a security code. We will send a one-time security code to your registered mobile number or email address. Once you enter the access code and agree to the Terms and Conditions...
eNotice
eNotice Please note: From 1 October 2019 paper notices will no longer be avaiable for purchase. Click here for details . What is the benefit to me and my business from using eNotice? The potential benefits are: Quicker, more convenient and cheaper than completion and delivery of paper forms. Better...
eNotice
eNotice is a web based facility for the electronic lodgement of Notices of Intention and Certificates of Compliance for plumbing work (excluding multi-entry for minor works). It has been developed to improve the efficiency of work notice processes and achieve cost savings for all parties. It is...
eNotice
The fees below are effective from 1 July 2019. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 New application Note: Includes a non-refundable portion Electrician licence (EL) $173.00 (1 year) $561.00 (5 years) Restricted electrician licence (RE) $173...
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This technical note has been published to provide information and list mandatory procedures about the disinfection of drinking water storage tanks and water supply pipes as set out in AS/NZS 3500.1:...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
03 Jul 2019
This technical note has been published to provide information on unintentionally heated cold water, floor wastes and floor waste gullies, flammable insulation in wall cavities and plumbing services...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
03 Jul 2019
This technical note has been issued to provide advice on the correct requirements when installing water heaters and water tanks in roof spaces.
Building and Energy
Technical standards
03 Jul 2019
This technical note has been issued to advise the plumbing industry of the mandatory requirements and best practice when installing flow and return lines from solar water heaters/panels on the roof...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
03 Jul 2019
This technical note has been issued to provide technical information about pressure control valves in water services. The majority of these valves are used where the pressure supplied from the...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
25 Jun 2019
This technical note has been developed as a guide to the Western Australian plumbing industry for the correct use and installation of air admittance valves (AAVs) for sanitary and drainage plumbing...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
25 Jun 2019
The department has developed a checklist for employers and workers engaged in the fabrication and installation of stone benchtops. This checklist highlights safety issues with a focus on silica...
WorkSafe
Checklist
30 May 2019
This technical note provides advice on the correct configuration of vertical risers used for inspection purposes as well as risers from gully and fixture traps. This is a requirement of the Plumbing...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
30 May 2019
This technical note has been issued to clarify the requirements for the installation of inspection openings on drainage plumbing systems in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Technical standards
30 May 2019
This technical note provides clarification on the requirements for connecting condensate from refrigerated air conditioners, cabinets, sterilizers, autoclaves and similar appliances to sanitary or...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
30 May 2019

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Home owners can be reassured that WA’s building regulator is taking action on standards, compliance and dispute resolution across the industry, according to retiring Building Commissioner Ken Bowron. Mr Bowron leaves Building and Energy (formerly the Building Commission and Energy Safety ) today after 10 years, including 18 months at the helm of the combined division within the Department of...
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Jun 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is conducting a stakeholder satisfaction survey to invite feedback on our services and our role as a regulator. The results will help DMIRS focus on business areas and services that need performance improvements. If you subscribe to a DMIRS email newsletter or subscriber news service, you may be contacted by email and invited to take...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Apr 2019
The adoption of eNotice by the plumbing industry has been very positive with feedback showing a high level of satisfaction with the system. As a result, Building and Energy will be ending the sales of paper notices later this year. From 1 October 2019 paper Notices of intention and Certificates of compliance will no longer be available for purchase, however, contractors may continue to lodge...
Building and Energy
Department News
08 Apr 2019
The Drainage Plumbing Diagram (DPD) system will be upgraded tomorrow, Wednesday 10 April 2019 at 5.00pm . The search function will be unavailable for approximately one hour at that time. If you have any enquiries regarding the upgradel, please email be.publications@dmirs.wa.gov.au .
Building and Energy
Department News
09 Apr 2019
The Drainage Plumbing Diagram (DPD) system used for purchasing DPDs will be upgraded next week. The enhanced system will work the same way but will provide a shopping cart feature to allow for multiple purchases and overall improved delivery. The upgrade will take one hour and the DPD search function will be down during this time. It is proposed to occur next week and will be outside of office...
Building and Energy
Department News
01 Apr 2019
Building industry participants in regional WA are invited to free information seminars on important changes coming up in the Building Code of Australia (BCA) 2019 edition. Spanning nine locations from Esperance to Broome during March, the events are presented by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Building and Energy team (formerly the Building Commission). The seminars aim...
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Feb 2019
WorkSafe has issued a safety alert on the health risks caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for workers in the stone benchtop manufacturing, finishing and installation industries. Cumulative exposure to RCS may cause serious, debilitating and potentially fatal health effects, including silicosis. RCS is smaller than dust and is invisible to the naked eye. Tiny particles of...
Building and Energy
Alert
18 Dec 2018
The following statement was issued by Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Commerce and Industrial Relations, on Tuesday 11 December 2018: John Fiocco's review of security of payment reform for WA subcontractors released Government will carefully consider all 44 recommendations The McGowan Government today released John Fiocco's final report on Security of Payment Reform in the WA Building and...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Dec 2018
As of 1 January 2019, c ourtesy renewal reminder notices for licences, permits and registrations will only be sent electronically. The changes will apply to the following licensing authorities: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Director of Energy Safety For information on the renewal process and details on how to update your contact details, visit our Renewal reminder notices...
Building and Energy
Department News
05 Dec 2018
Subcontractors in the building and construction industry will have increased payment protections for Government works projects under changes to be introduced in 2019. The McGowan Labor Government will significantly expand Project Bank Accounts (PBAs). This will come into effect from July 1, 2019. PBAs will apply to a wide range of Government projects where the total value of works exceeds $1.5...
Building and Energy
Media release
04 Dec 2018

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