Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Cantabrians Urged to Use Licensed Tradesmen for Home Repairs

Cantabrians Urged to Use Licensed Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers for Home Repairs Following Earthquake

The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) today warned Cantabrians to only use licensed plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers when repairing homes following the region’s earthquake.

The PGDB, the statutory body tasked with regulating the three trades, has received a number of enquiries about unqualified people undertaking restricted work.

It’s calling on homeowners to be aware of people claiming they are plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers when they’re called in to repair damaged equipment or pipes in their properties.

“The message is simple,” says Kern U’ren, deputy registrar at the PGDB. “Ask a plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer for their licence and if they can’t produce one, then don’t let them do the work.

He added: “Plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers are highly-trained and at the core of their training is protecting consumer health and safety. Significant issues can arise when unqualified people undertaken restricted work including potential poisoning, fire or disease.

“Other issues can be just as problematic. Damage to properties can result due to poor workmanship by unlicensed tradespeople and this can have a significant impact on a property’s value and resultant insurance claim.”

Consumers can check if a plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer is authorised to carry out their work by logging onto the PGDB’s website at www.pgdb.co.nz, or calling the PGDB on 0800 743 262.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news