Builder fined for false information

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Westminster man Jeffrey Dean Ramsey (BP102256 – cancelled) has been fined $5,000 and is no longer a registered builder in Western Australia after he provided false or misleading information to the Building Services Board to become registered.

The December 2016 decision to grant Mr Ramsey a building practitioner registration was based on documentation he has since admitted was false.

Mr Ramsey had engaged a third party to obtain building practitioner registration on his behalf. He signed the declaration on the application form stating that all information provided was true and correct but two of his claims of experience, and the accompanying verifications, were false.

As well as imposing a $5,000 fine, the Board accepted Mr Ramsey’s request to cancel his building practitioner registration.

Director of Building Compliance at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Building and Energy Division Sandy Randall said, “Mr Ramsey was obliged to ensure that the information submitted in his registration application was accurate in every respect.”

The Department recently warned that applicants who provided false or misleading information to the Building Services Board may face disciplinary or prosecution action and penalties including fines (read the media statement).

“Penalties of up to $25,000 apply for making false or misleading statements to the Building Services Board or providing false or misleading information in a registration application,” Ms Randall said.

“Applicants should be fully aware of their obligations before they submit a registration application or contact Building and Energy for assistance on 1300 489 099 or email bcinfo@dmirs.wa.gov.au.”

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