Results of disciplinary hearings

Results of disciplinary hearings - Electron Issue 69

In the following cases the Board has directed the Registrar not to publish the names of the registered people concerned.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Auckland by an electrical inspector.

It was alleged that the electrician did not install a Residual Current Device.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of disciplinary offences as the electrician carried out prescribed electrical work in a negligent manner and provided a misleading return.

Due to the special circumstances relating to this case the Board censured the electrician and ordered the electrician to pay costs of $250.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Wellington by a homeowner.

It was alleged that the electrician installed light fittings that were not electrically safe.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of disciplinary offences as the electrician installed light fittings and conductors which were not electrically safe.

The electrician was fined $1,500 and ordered to pay costs of $1,000.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Wellington by a homeowner.

It was alleged that the electrician left an electrically live cable in a roof space.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of a disciplinary offence as the electrician provided a false or misleading return.

The electrician was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $250.

Electrical inspector

A complaint was lodged against an electrical inspector from Wellington by a homeowner.

It was alleged that the electrical inspector failed to install a Residual Current Device.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrical inspector guilty of disciplinary offences as the electrical inspector carried out prescribed electrical work contrary to an enactment and without a current practising licence.

The electrical inspector was fined $2,500 and ordered to pay costs of $250.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Wellington by homeowners.

It was alleged that the electrician failed to provide a certificate of compliance.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of a disciplinary offence as the electrician failed to provide a Certificate of Compliance within 20 working days.

The electrician was fined $500 and ordered to pay costs of $250.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Auckland by an electrical inspector.

It was alleged that the electrician failed to have prescribed electrical work inspected as required by the regulations.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of a disciplinary offence as the electrician failed to have prescribed electrical work inspected as required by regulation.

The electrician was fined $750 and ordered to pay costs of $500.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Auckland by another electrician.

It was alleged that the electrician did not install a Residual Current Device as required by the regulations, used incorrect conductors and failed to label a switchboard.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of disciplinary offences as the electrician carried out prescribed electrical work in a negligent or incompetent manner and provided a false or misleading return.

The electrician was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $750.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Auckland by Energy Safety.

It was alleged that the electrician made an unsafe electrical connection and provided a false Certificate of Compliance.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of disciplinary offences as the electrician certified prescribed electrical work that was not electrically safe and provided a false return.

The electrician was fined $1,500 and ordered to pay costs of $750.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Auckland by another electrician.

It was alleged that the electrician permitted an unauthorised person to connect a heat pump to a source of electrical supply.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of disciplinary offences as the electrician employed an unauthorised person to do prescribed electrical work that was not electrically safe and provided a false or misleading return.

The electrician was fined $2,250 and ordered to pay costs of $750.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Auckland by a local authority.

It was alleged that the electrician completed a false Certificate of Compliance.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of a disciplinary offence as the electrician employed an unauthorised person to do prescribed electrical work.

The electrician was fined $750 and ordered to pay costs of $250.

Electrician

A complaint was laid against an electrician from Auckland by the Electrical Workers Licensing Group.

It was alleged that the electrician caused a plumber to receive a near fatal electric shock. It was further alleged the shock was received when the plumber, who was installing under floor piping, touched an exposed electrically live cable.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of disciplinary offences in that the electrician negligently created a risk of serious harm to any person or a risk of significant property damage through having carried out prescribed electrical work and failed to provide a Certificate of Compliance.

The Board ordered the electrician to attend a course of remedial training and pay costs of $250.

Electrician

A complaint was laid against an electrician from the Central North Island by a District Council.

It was alleged that the electrician had carried out prescribed electrical work on information signs at various locations and the signs were not electrically safe or compliant.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of disciplinary offences in that the electrician negligently created a risk of serious harm to any person through having carried out prescribed electrical work and provided false or misleading Certificates of Compliance.

The electrician was fined $3,750 and ordered to pay costs of $1,500.

Electrical inspector

A complaint was laid against an electrical inspector from the Central North Island by a District Council.

It was alleged that the electrical inspector had failed to adequately test the installation of the above-mentioned signs.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrical inspector guilty of disciplinary offences in that the electrical inspector negligently created a risk of serious harm to any person by failing to adequately test and inspect prescribed electrical work.

The electrical inspector was fined $4,250 and ordered to pay costs of $1,500.

Electrician

A complaint was laid against an electrician from New Plymouth by a homeowner.

It was alleged that the electrician installed an isolating switch for an oven and a range hood in an electrically unsafe manner.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of disciplinary offences in that the electrician carried out prescribed electrical work in a negligent and incompetent manner and provided a false or misleading Certificate of Compliance.

The electrician was fined $1,500 and ordered to pay costs of $250.

Electrical service technician

A complaint was laid against an electrical service technician from Mid Canterbury by an industry organisation.

It was alleged that the electrical service technician was carrying out prescribed electrical work without a practising licence.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrical service technician guilty of a disciplinary offence in that the electrical service technician carried out prescribed electrical work without holding a current practising licence.

The electrical service technician was fined $1,500 and ordered to pay costs of $500.

Electrical Inspector

A complaint was laid against an electrical inspector by an electrician.
It was alleged that the electrical inspector had not installed a main earth at an installation.

The Board considered the complaint and found the inspector guilty of disciplinary offences in the electrical inspector

  • failed to install an earth at an MEN switchboard
  • failed to test an installation
  • provided a false or misleading return

The electrical inspector was fined $4,000 and ordered to pay costs of $500

Results of disciplinary hearings - Electron Issue 68

In the following cases the Board has directed the Registrar not to publish the names of the registered people concerned.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Auckland by a homeowner.

It was alleged that the electrician caused a fire through carrying out prescribed electrical work.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of a disciplinary offence as the electrician had carried out prescribed electrical work in a manner contrary to any enactment and provided a false or misleading return.

The electrician was fined $1,500 and ordered to pay costs of $500.

Electrician

A complaint was lodged against an electrician from Auckland by homeowners.

It was alleged that the electrician caused the homeowners to receive electric shocks.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of a disciplinary offence as the electrician carried out prescribed electrical work in a negligent manner and failed to detect a conductor transposition and as such caused persons to receive an electric shock.

The electrician was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $250.

Electrician

Two complaints were lodged against an electrician from Wellington by an electricity revenue meter installation company.

It was alleged that the electrician installed revenue meters with loose electrical terminations.

The Board considered the complaint and found the electrician guilty of a disciplinary offence as the electrician negligently created a risk of serious harm to any person or a risk of significant property damage.

The electrician was disqualified from carrying out prescribed electrical work until such time as the electrician undertakes a retraining assessment in relation to the terminating of conductors. The electrician was also ordered to pay costs of $1,000.

For earlier disciplinary hearings results please refer to back issues of the Electron newsletter.