Prosecution - EWRB v Pierson

On 16 September 2020, in the District Court at New Plymouth Mr Mark Pierson pleaded guilty before a community magistrate to one charge of carrying out prescribed electrical work when not authorised. Mr Pierson was the Operations and Customer Service Manager for the HRV Franchisee in Taranaki. A customer who had installed an HRV system at the property they were renting wanted a quote to move it to their new property. The quote was higher than what they were told at the time of installation. Unknown to HRV, Mr Pierson agreed to uninstall and reinstall the system for the cost of parts. This was performed in late May and early June 2019 and was not recorded in HRV’s record-keeping system. Mr Pierson was not appropriately licenced to carry out prescribed electrical work under the Electricity Act 1992. Mr Pierson was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay court and solicitor’s costs.