EnergySafety is warning the public to be cautious of dealing with Wei Liu, trading as Jackson Northair Services, who may be continuing to carry out illegal electrical work despite being successfully prosecuted in the Perth Magistrates Court.
Mr Liu does not hold the required electrical worker’s or electrical contractor’s licence authorising him to carry out electrical work in Western Australia.
EnergySafety confirmed that Mr Liu previously placed advertisements seeking electrical work in the ‘Australian Asia Business Weekly’ and ‘Oriental Leisure & Living Newspaper’ without holding an electrical contractor’s licence. He also placed an advertisement using another person’s electrical contractor’s licence details, without their knowledge or authorisation.
Mr Liu was successfully prosecuted by EnergySafety today after pleading guilty to eight charges of carrying out electrical work without the authorisation of an electrical worker’s licence or permit, two charges of carrying on business as an electrical contractor without holding an electrical contractor’s licence and two charges of wrongfully representing himself as the person being referred to in an electrical licence.
The Perth Magistrates Court adjourned the matter to April 8 for sentencing.
Mr Liu is under further investigation for alleged unlicensed and unsafe electrical work.
Director of Energy Safety, Ken Bowron, said there was imminent danger when unqualified and inexperienced workers were repetitively performing electrical work and not adhering to standards or regulations.
“In Western Australia, the law requires that all electrical work is carried out by a person who holds the relevant electrical licence,” Mr Bowron said.
“Unlicensed electrical work is prohibited due to the risks to public safety.
“If electrical work is required, it is essential that you view the original electrical worker’s licence and ensure it is current.
“Consumers can also check that a licence is current by conducting a free online licence search on the EnergySafety website at www.energysafety.wa.gov.au.”
If you are approached by or have had electrical work carried out by Mr Liu, please contact EnergySafety on 6251 1900 or email email@example.com.