Electrical Workers Registration Board v Hangiu [2021] NZDC 16615

Published 16 June 2022

Sentencing — undertaking electrical work without registration — Electricity Act 1992. The defendant appeared for sentence on a charge of carrying out electrical work while unqualified to do so. He had undertaken installation and wiring work on the bathroom of a tenanted rental property, in spite of not being a registered electrician. The work was subsequently completed by a registered electrician who alerted the prosecutor to the defendant's actions. The defendant admitted that he had made an error of judgment, and the Court considered that the offending was of low gravity and had been done with good intentions. The sentence was a fine of $700 along with solicitor's costs of $226 and court costs of $130. Judgment Date: 12 August 2021