Prosecution - EWRB v Rainbow Cool Tech Limited

In February 2016 the Board prosecuted Rainbow Cool Tech Limited for engaging a person who was not licensed to carry out prescribed electrical work (PEW).

The PEW carried out, involved the rewiring of a residential address, which was significantly unsafe. The director of the company, Mr Gounder, had engaged the unlicensed person who completed the PEW without sighting a licence or requesting to see a licence. The defendant company pleaded guilty. Judge Winter imposed a total fine of $5,250. The court ordered that 90% of the fine was to be paid to the Board.

The Board encourages electrical workers to report illegal prescribed electrical work to it so that appropriate action can be taken to protect the public and property.