Canning Vale plumber has licence suspended for disciplinary breaches

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A CANNING VALE plumber has had his licence suspended for three months by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

Nicholas Mason, trading as Mason Plumbing and Gas, has also been ordered to undertake retraining for a Building Commission plumbers’ licensing induction and pay costs of $1000.

The penalties imposed relate to disciplinary matters in relation to plumbing work at a Thornlie property in 2016.

Mr Mason failed to inform the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) with a notice of intention to carry out major plumbing work at least 24 hours before commencing the work.

He also failed to provide the PLB and the owner a certificate of compliance for the major plumbing work within five working days of the completion of the work, and failed to comply with a rectification notice, issued by a Building Commission plumbing compliance officer.

Mr Mason also admitted he had failed to comply with a previous order of the SAT, which required him to undertake retraining by a specified date.

“This is not the first time Mr Mason’s conduct has come to the attention of the Plumbers Licensing Board, so we welcome the suspension of his plumbing contractor’s licence,” PLB Chairperson Howard Croxon said.

“This case is a reminder to anyone who carries out plumbing work that the Plumbers Licensing Board or State Administrative Tribunal can order them to remedy or pay money for incomplete or unsatisfactory work.

“The Board will hold plumbers to account if they do not comply with an order or their other obligations under the plumbing legislation.”

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