Larry Stewart Warner (Trading as Crewcut Timaru)

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
13 June 2014
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable.

Safety lessons learned:

Always use an appropriately qualified person to do gas and electrical work on any property. All landlords, including property managers, have a duty to ensure the safety of gas and electrical installations, appliances and fittings in properties they lease.

Defendant name:
Larry Stewart Warner (Trading as Crewcut Timaru)
 
Industry:
Energy
 
Date of offence:
13 June 2014
 
Facts in brief:
NB: To be read with Blackham Boote Real Estate Ltd (t/a Harcourts Timaru)

The defendant company carried out gasfitting services without authorisation to do so. In early June 2014, Harcourts Timaru engaged Crew Cut to remove a gas heater from a property they managed. Larry Warner was not authorised to do this work and the gas supply was left uncapped. A new tenant moved into the property and arranged for new gas cylinders to be delivered and connected.
 
Offence section:
Ss 9(1) and 125(2)(a) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.
Regulation 53 (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010 and
s56B(2) Gas Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Timaru - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
Not applicable.
 
Maximum fine available:
$25,000 for S9(1) Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers charge and $250,000 for S125(2)(a) charge. Two years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $500,000 for Gas Act charge
 
Reparation:
$2,000