Cloverdale plumber fined $3000 for non-certified work

Cloverdale plumber fined $3000 for non-certified work

A CLOVERDALE plumber has been ordered to pay $3000 after carrying out work at a Queens Park house while not under the general direction and control of a licensed plumbing contractor.

Matthew Mitchell, trading as Seven Star Plumbing and Gas Pty Ltd, was ordered to pay the fine to the Building Commissioner by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).

The board imposed the fine because of disciplinary breaches of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000.

A statement from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety said the breach was discovered when a government plumbing inspector visited the Queens Park property on February 2017.

The owner of the property had made a complaint to the Department, saying the work was sub-standard.

The statement said Mr Mitchell complied with a rectification notice, but the breach related t the fact that both the original work and the rectifications were not certified as compliant by a licensed plumbing contractor.

PLB chair Howard Croxon said the non-compliance was “intentional”, because Mr Mitchell admitted he was aware of his obligations at the time.

“The Plumbers Licensing Board will continue to hold to account those who flaunt the licensing and compliance regulations and put the public interest and the reputation of the plumbing industry at risk,” he said.

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