EnergySafe Magazine Summer 2019, issue 56 - Page 26

Breaches, prosecutions and infringements Summer 2019 energysafe issue 56 ESV prosecutions and infringements As at December 2019 ESV has recently taken legal proceedings against the following individuals and companies » Jarrod Grech, of Mernda, REC, appeared at Heidelberg Magistrates' Court charged with installing unsafe electrical equipment, failing to give a COES to ESV, give misleading information to ESV. Grech was convicted, fined $5,000 and ordered to pay an additional $1,918.30 in costs. » Dean Ellul, of Noble Park, unregistered and unlicensed, appeared at Dandenong Magistrates' Court charged with offering to carry out electrical contracting work when not registered, and carrying out electrical installation work when not licensed. Ellul was convicted, fined $9,000 and ordered to pay an additional $1,849.54 in costs. » Michael Pulis, of Hillside, plumber, appeared at Kyneton Magistrates' Court charged with carrying out gasfitting work that did not comply with the applicable standard. Pulis was fined $500 and ordered to pay $2,000 in costs. » Justin Waldie, of Kurunjang, unlicensed, appeared at Ballarat Magistrates' Court charged on two counts of carrying out electrical installation work when not licensed and two counts of carrying out plumbing work when not licensed. Waldie was fined $10,000 and ordered to pay an additional $2,183.76 in costs. » Jai Edwards, of Burwood, LEIW, appeared at Maryborough Magistrates' Court charged with breach of undertaking to the court. Edward's breach was proven and ordered to pay $450 in costs. » Robert Calvert, of Narre Warren, plasterer, appeared at Robinvale Magistrates' Court charged with carrying out electrical installation work when not licensed and installing unsafe electrical equipment. Calvert was fined $500 for each charge respectively, and ordered to pay an additional $1,500 in costs. » Big Red Construction Pty Ltd, of Wandin North, construction company, appeared at Cobram Magistrates' Court charged with negligently injure a gas pipeline. Big Red Construction Pty Ltd was find $2,000. » Timothy Eales, of Wandin North, construction company director, appeared at Cobram Magsitrates' Court charged with negligently injure a gas pipleine. Eales was convicted, fined $2,000 and ordered to pay an additional $2,537.18 in costs. » Dovid Berkovits, of St Kilda, REC/LEW, appeared at Melbourne Magistrates' Court charged with breach of an undertaking, carrying out electrical contracting work when not registered, giving misleading information to ESV, failing to have prescribed electrical installation work inspected and failing to give a COES to ESV. Berkovits did not comply with conditions set by the court in 2017 and in December 2019, the breach was proven and undertaking revoked. Berkovits was sentenced on the original offences and convicted, fined $2,500 and ordered to pay an additional $5,000 in costs. Infringement notice summary 2019/2020 Jul 19 Total 26 9 Aug 19 Sep 19 Oct 19 Nov 19 Dec 19 Jan 20 Feb 20 Mar 20 Apr 20 May 20 Jun 20 Total 9 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34