EnergySafe Magazine Winter 2018, issue 51 - Page 21

21 For all the latest energy safety news visit www.esv.vic.gov.au WInter 2018 energysafe issue 51 Rating Cause Clause description 9 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] GENERAL – Identification of pipework – Marking. 5 Non-compliances Clause 5.1.12.2 Breaches » » Above-ground consumer piping has not been identified where the operating pressure exceeds 7 kPa or where the location of the pipe is not readily identifiable as consumer piping. 10 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] INSTALLING GAS EQUIPMENT – Consumer piping gas pressure regulators – Consumer piping regulator outlet operating pressure notice. 5 Non-compliances Clause 5.11.1.6 Breaches » » The outlet operating pressure setting of a consumer piping gas pressure regulator does not have a permanent and durable notice in a prominent position near the regulator showing the outlet pressure setting. 11 AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 [Amendment 2] GAS APPLIANCE CONNECTION – Means of isolation. 5 Non-compliances Clause 6.6.3 Breaches » » Isolation valves are not accessible or is there a no means of disconnection fitted on gas appliances. Prosecutions and infringements ESV has recently taken legal proceedings against the following individuals and » » companies: » » » » » » » » » » Jai Courtney Edwards of Maryborough, LEIW, appeared in Maryborough Magistrates’ Court charged with carrying out electrical installation work that did not comply with the Act and regulations, carrying out plumbing work when not licensed and failing to complete COES. Edwards was released on a good behaviour bond for 12 months, fined $3000 and ordered to pay $2500 costs. Adrian Burban of Keilor, unlicensed, appeared at Werribee Magistrates’ Court charged with carrying out plumbing work when not licensed. Burban was released on a good behaviour bond for 12 months and ordered to pay $747. Sam Abdic of Keilor, unlicensed, appeared at Werribee Magistrates’ Court charged with carrying out electrical installation work twice when not a licensed electrician. Abdic was fined $500 without conviction and ordered to pay $947 costs. Halil Emin, REC/LEIW, appeared at Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court charged with giving misleading information, failing to ensure that prescribed electrical work carried out was inspected and carried out electrical work that did not comply with the Act and regulations. Emin was released on a good behaviour bond for 12 months with a condition that compensation of $4000 be paid to the victim. Emin was also ordered to pay a further $2376.67 costs. William Polman of Hoppers Crossing, LEIW, appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court » » charged with installing unsafe electrical equipment. Polman was released on a good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $2890 in costs. Myelec Solutions Pty Ltd of Mt Martha, unregistered, appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court charged with carrying out electrical contracting work when not registered. Myelec Solutions Pty Ltd was convicted and fined $2500. Paul Manning of Rosebud West, LEIW, appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court charged with carrying out electrical contracting work four times when not registered, installing unsafe electrical equipment six times, one count of non-compliant installation of work Infringement notice summary Infringement notices 2018/2019 Total » » » » and failing to ensure that prescribed electrical work carried out in 2015 was inspected. Manning was convicted and fined $5000 and ordered to pay $6012.54 in costs. Blowaire Pty Ltd of Highett, unregistered, appeared at Moorabbin Magistrates Court charged with employing a person to carry out electrical work when the accused was not an REC. Blowaire Pty Ltd was fined $1000 without conviction. David Osborne of Chelsea, D Licence, appeared at Moorabbin Magistrates Court charged with giving misleading information to ESV. Osborne was convicted and fined $1000 and ordered to pay $3055 in costs. Jun 18 Jul 18 Aug 18 Sep 18 Oct 18 Nov 18 Dec 18 Jan 19 Feb 19 Mar 19 Apr 19 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 May 19 Total 0 11 2018 REC LEW Other Offence Code Offence Jun 18 REC 6228 Failed to complete certificate within time Other 3588 Gas fitting work did not comply $643 Other 358