BPB Complaint No. C2 01143 - Substantive Decision

  • Complaint number: C2 01143
  • Region: Omitted
  • Licence class: Foundations
  • Decision date: 14 April 2016
  • Disciplinary grounds: 317(1) b Negligent or incompetent work

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  • 317(1)(b) carried out or supervised building work or building inspection work in a negligent or incompetent manner
  • it is clear from the stated purpose of the Act that regulation of and accountability for licensed building practitioners are fundamental aspects
  • given this purpose an interpretation of supervise which resulted in a licensed building practitioner avoiding accountability because the building work they were supervising was unconsented would be contrary to it 
  • Board decided that Respondent had supervised building work in a negligent manner and should be disciplined
  • 317(1)(b) upheld.