Prosecution - EWRB v Aaron Dempsey

On 7 October 2021, Mr Aaron Rhys Dempsey from Hamilton was sentenced for performing electrical work. In 2020, at his personal residential property Mr Dempsey completed electrical work including installing cables and socket outlets, and connecting a heated towel rail, an oven, and electric cooktops to a power supply. He sold the property and the new owners raised concerns with the electrical work at the address. Mr Dempsey was very apologetic and took full responsibility for the work, both to the Board and to the new owners, paying for a registered Electrician to do remedial work.

Mr Dempsey has never been registered as an Electrician and has no offending history. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $1500, along with Court and solicitor costs. 90 per cent of the fine was ordered to be paid to the Board.