STEPHENVILLE A 52-year-old Point au Mal man was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to violations of the Public Safety Act, as well as Electrical Regulations.
The charges stem from an investigation by the Western Region Government Service Centre earlier this year. Investigators found that electrical work on additions to home in Point au Mal were performed by an “unqualified person doing electrical work,” according to a news release.
The man has been ordered to pay $300 in fines. During the hearing at Stephenville Provincial Court it was acknowledged that once the investigation started, the individual hired a qualified electrical contractor for the work and paid for the $50 permit plus labour.
Service NL said in a statement that every qualified electrician conducting electrical work in the province is required to be registered with the organization and must have a registration card containing a registration number.