Prosecution - EWRB v Dalwyn Stevens

On 11 February 2022, Dalwyn Stevens was sentenced on one charge of performing work on an electrical installation in a manner dangerous to life. Mr Stevens installed two outdoor socket outlets, modified an extension cable by removing one female plug end and attaching a second male plug end (creating a “suicide lead”) and connected up an underfloor thermostat. Mr Stevens had previously been registered as a trainee electrician but at the time of the offending was not a registered electrician.

Mr Stevens was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court to a fine of $3,750, along with Court and solicitor’s costs. Ninety percent of the fine was ordered to be paid to the Board.