A CARRAMAR plumber has been fined $3000 and had a condition placed on his licence after breaching industry regulations, including one instance of failing to fix incorrect work on an Iluka property.
The Plumbers Licensing Board recommended the disciplinary action against tradesman James Raymond Hudson in a meeting on May 29.
A Building Commission spokeswoman explained Hudson had failed to fix work deemed “non-compliant” by the commission at an Iluka property in 2016.
She also said he had not paid fees that should have accompanied 15 “intention for major plumbing work” notices he lodged with the board between 2014 and 2016.
He eventually paid the fees in April, 2016.
Lastly, the spokeswoman said he failed to submit 23 certificates of compliance within the required five days after completing plumbing work.
“In addition to the fines, Hudson now has a condition on his licence that he must attend a Plumbers Licensing Induction provided by the Building Commission by October 3,” she said.
Licensing board chair Howard Croxon outlined the importance of following regulations.
“The licensing system provides consumers with some assurance that the person they are allowing to enter their property is a fit and proper person with the necessary skills,” he said.
“The Plumbers Licensing Board, through the Building Commission, will continue to hold to account and name those who put the public interest and the reputation of the plumbing industry at risk.”
To check a plumber’s licence visit www.commerce.wa.gov.au/buildingcommission/plumbers-licensing-search.