BPB Complaint No. C2 01196 - Substantive Decision

  • Complaint number: C2 01196
  • Region: Omitted
  • Licence class: Carpentry
  • Decision date: 22 December 2015
  • Disciplinary grounds: 317(1) b Negligent or incompetent work - not upheld 317(1) d Work not compliant with building consent - not upheld

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317(1)(b) Negligent or incompetent work - 317(1)(d) Work not compliant with building consent – Respondent relied on information provided to him by a superior - Should the Respondent have made his own independent inquires as to whether a building consent was required? - The Respondent took appropriate steps to stop work once he discovered a building consent was needed – The superior had worked in the building industry a long time – The Board found it was reasonable for the Respondent to rely on his superior in this case - 317(1)(b) not upheld - 317(1)(d) not upheld