Doors prove costly

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News -

AN East Vic­to­ria Park build­ing sur­veyor con­trac­tor has been fined $7500 by the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal for cer­ti­fy­ing plans of a non­com­pli­ant swim­ming pool bar­rier in an Iluka home.

West­ern Aus­tralia Build­ing Cer­ti­fiers and As­ses­sors Pty Ltd (WABCA) was fined $3500 and its sole di­rec­tor Phillip Green­wood was fined $4000 for breaches of Build­ing Ser­vices (Reg­is­tra­tion) Act 2011.

Mr Green­wood was found to have en­gaged in mislead­ing con­duct and failed to prop­erly man­age and su­per­vise a build­ing ser­vice when he signed a cer­tifi­cate of de­sign com­pli­ance in­clud­ing a set of doors to open di­rectly into an out­door pool area in 2016.

The doors were not ap­proved by the City of Joon­dalup and found to be in­stalled in a 2017 in­spec­tion.

The tri­bunal found WABCA had in­ad­e­quate sys­tems to en­sure proper man­age­ment and su­per­vi­sion of the build­ing sur­vey­ing work.

Build­ing com­mis­sioner Ken Bowron said any­one par­tic­i­pat­ing in a reg­u­lated in­dus­try was re­spon­si­ble for un­der­stand­ing and com­ply­ing with rel­e­vant laws.

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