A 52-year-old man from Point au Mal was ordered to pay $300 in fines when sentenced Thursday, Oct. 10, in Stephenville provincial court for breaking the Public Safety Act and Electrical Regulations.
The history of the case is that in May 2013, the Western Region Government Service Centre investigated electrical work conducted on a new addition of a porch and a garage to a private residence in the community of Point au Mal.
The investigation identified an unqualified person was doing the electrical work.
The individual pleaded guilty to the charge.
It was acknowledged in court that, once the investigation started, the individual hired a qualified electrical contractor to do the work and paid for the $50 permit, plus the labour.
Service NL advises the public that every qualified electrician conducting electrical work in the province is required to be registered with Service NL and will have a registration card containing their registration number. Information on registered contractors can be found at www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/licenses/electrical/index.html.