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Fire Investigations

Fires that are suspected to have an electrical origin are investigated by WAEI's designated electrical inspectors in co-operation with emergency response crews.

Fire investigation and reporting

WA Electrical Inspectors work with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services within the South West Interconnected Network to investigate fires suspected to be of electrical origin.

During the course of our investigation, it may be necessary to remove appliances or parts of the electrical installation for further investigation and analysis. 

Upon conclusion of the investigation, the findings are provided to the industry safety regulator, EnergySafety. Non-sensitive information relating to the cause of the fire may be shared by EnergySafety with other government agencies in order to map trends and aid in the prevention of future incidents occurring from faulty products or installation methods.