Four Perth plumbers fined for failure to submit certifications

Four Perth plumbers fined for failure to submit certifications

FOUR Perth plumbers have been fined by the Plumbers Licensing Board for failing to submit the notifications and certifications required for work.

Halls Head plumber Ian Beckwith was fined $3000 as a result of disciplinary action taken by the Board following an audit carried out by the Building Commission at his premises in March of this year.

The Board determined that Mr Beckwith had failed to comply with the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 by:

– failing to provide the Board with 83 notices of intention to carry out major plumbing work at least 24 hours before commencing the work;

– failing to provide the Board and the owners with 83 certificates of compliance for major plumbing work within five days of the completion of the work; and

– failing to provide the Board with 56 certificates of compliance for minor plumbing work within five working days of the end of the calendar month.

The disciplinary breaches were committed by Mr Beckwith in the three years prior to the Building Commission’s audit.

Mr Beckwith has since submitted the outstanding notices and certifications to the Board.

Padbury plumber Lewis Darby was also fined for compliance breaches, in his case $1500.

Mr Darby has since submitted the outstanding notices and certifications to the Board.

Thornlie plumbers Ryan Crutchley and Andrew Jones were both fined $2000 for compliance breaches.

Mr Jones has since submitted the outstanding notices and certifications to the Board.