Electrician fined over poor work

Last updated 16:36 14/03/2014

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A Whanganui electrician whose work was so bad someone could have been seriously hurt has been fined and had his registration suspended.

The Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) found Christopher David Gainford guilty of disciplinary offences relating to two jobs he carried out. The first, in Palmerston North, found him guilty of "negligently creating a risk of serious harm to any person or a risk of significant property damage". He was fined $6000.

The EWRB also found Gainford guilty of violating three sections of the Electricity Act on a second job, in Whanganui.

He was fined $7000, and his licence suspended for two years.

Gainford will have to pass the Electrician's Regulations examination to regain his licence.

The EWRB oversees the work of 30,000 registered electrical and electronic workers.

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