EnergySafe Magazine Summer 2018/19, issue 52 - Page 26

Breaches, prosecutions and infringements Summer 2018/19 energysafe issue 52 ESV Prosecutions and infringements As at November 1 2018 ESV has recently taken legal proceedings against the following individuals and companies Infringement notice summary Jun 18 Total Jul 18 8 3 Aug 18 Sep 18 Oct 18 Nov 18 Dec 18 Jan 19 Feb 18 Mar 18 Apr 19 May 19 Total 13 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 Infringement notices 2018/2019 Types of infringement notices issued » Andrew Jaber of Berwick, LEIW – unlicensed at the date of the offences, appeared at Morwell Magistrates’ Court changed with carrying out electrical installation work when not licensed, failing to take precautions to prevent electric shock and giving misleading information to ESV on two occasions. Jaber was convicted and fined $1500, and ordered to pay $1800 in costs. » Dovid Berkovits of East St Kilda, REC, appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of breech of an undertaking with payment ordered, and failure to make any of the payments ordered. Berkovits breeches were proven and was ordered to pay $1861.64 in costs. » William Kiu of Doncaster, REC, appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court charged with failure to give a COES to person requesting work, failure to give a COES copy to ESV and carrying out plumbing work when not licensed by the VBA as a plumber. Kiu was convicted, fined $2000 and ordered to pay an additional $4561.09 in costs. » Russell Eyles of Strathfieldsaye, REC, appeared at Bendigo Magistrates’ Court charged with four counts of failing to give a COES to personal requesting work and four counts of failing to give a COES copy to ESV. Eyles was charged without conviction and fined $783. Eyles was also ordered to pay a further $1750 in costs. 26 Month REC/LEW/ Other Offence Code Offence Aug 18 LEW 6219 Non-complying installation work $777 LEW 6298 Fails to give electronic notice $317 REC 6233 Fail to have connect work inspected $603 REC 6214 Fails to complete certificate $512 REC 6233 Fail to have connect work inspected $634 Other 3588 Gas fitting work failed to comply $634 Other 3593 Unauthorised expose of gas pipeline Other 3588 Gas fitting work failed to comply $645 REC 6228 Fail to complete certificate within time $159 $3171 Other 6381 Supply non-compliant equipment $3171 Other 6348 Supply equipment not approved $3171 Other 6348 Supply equipment not approved $3171 Other 6381 Supply non-compliant equipment $3171 $3792 Sep 18 Oct 18 Penalty $1586 REC 6377 Non-complying installation work Other 3588 Gas fitting work did not comply $645 Other 3588 Gas fitting work did not comply $645 Other 3588 Gas fitting work did not comply $645 Other 3588 Gas fitting work did not comply $634 REC 6377 Non-complying installation work $3964 Other 3588 Gas fitting work did not comply $645 Other 3588 Gas fitting work did not comply $645 LEI 6240 Fails to complete certificate $793 REC 6219 Non-complying installation work $793 REC 6242 Fails to give certificate within time $159 REC 6299 Fails to give electronic notice in time $317