Carramar plumber James Raymond Hudson (PL5487) has been ordered to pay a $3,000 fine to the Building Commission and has had a condition placed on his licence by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) as a result of the disciplinary action against him in May 2017.
At the 29 May meeting the Board recommended the actions as a result of breaches of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 where Hudson failed to:
- give the required associated fees to the Board with the notice of intention for major plumbing work;
- give a certificate of compliance to the Board within five working days after the day on which the work was completed; and
- comply with a rectification notice.
Between 2014 and 2016, Hudson lodged 15 notices of intention to the Board without the associated fees and also failed to submit 23 certificates of compliance within the specified time. The fees were eventually paid in April 2016.
Also in 2016 Hudson failed to rectify work on an Iluka property that was deemed non-compliant by the Building Commission.
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 3 October 2017.
Plumbers Licensing Board Chairperson Howard Croxon OAM said that 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 and qualifications to carry out work to an appropriate standard.
“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,” he said.
Consumers can check a plumber’s licence by visiting the Building Commission website at commerce.wa.gov.au/building commission/plumbers-licensing-search.
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