Public warning notices

The Office of the Technical Regulator regularly performs audits on electricians, plumbers and gasfitters to ensure their work is safe, complies with rules and regulations, and does not pose a safety risk.

Occasionally some tradespeople continue to perform unsafe work and the OTR publishes notices as a warning to the public. The following are past notices that have been published.

Electricians

Samir Eid Media Release - issued March 2009
Recent audits of electrical contractor Samir Eid has identified that he is performing electrical work that in some cases has created a danger to the property owner and the general public.
Samir Eid Media Release (PDF File 177.3 KB)


Darrel Shane Stubbs Public Warning - issued September 2014
Residents from Crystal Brook, Port Pirie and surrounding areas who have recently had electrical work performed by Darrell Shane Stubbs, known as Shane Stubbs, are strongly encouraged to get it checked.
Darrel Shane Stubbs Public Warning (PDF File 60.1 KB)


Les Durdin Public Warning - issued October/December 2017
If you have had electrical work done by Les Durdin or Durdin Electrical, get it checked by a licensed electrician to make sure it is safe and compliant.
Les Durdin Public Warning (PDF File 50.0 KB)


David Dare Public Warning - issued October 2018
Audits recently carried out on solar PV installations by the Office of the Technical Regulator in metropolitan and regional areas have identified potentially dangerous electrical work performed by David Dare of Synergy Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd.
David Dare Public Warning (PDF File 193.9 KB)


Lario (Larry) Brzovic Public Warning - issued October 2019
Audits recently carried out on solar PV installations by the Office of the Technical Regulator in metropolitan and regional areas have identified potentially dangerous electrical work performed by Lario Brzovic of Adelaide Connections Electrical.
Lario (Larry) Brzovic Public Warning (PDF File 136.3 KB)


Products

Public Warning - Wood Burning - issued April 2018
The practise of using electricity to burn patterns into wood is extremely dangerous and is suspected to have resulted in a recent fatality to a member of the public.
Public Warning - Wood Burning (PDF File 83.0 KB)


Public Warning - Copper Pro Double Grill - issued June 2019
The Office of the Technical Regulator has identified a potentially unsafe energy product, recently available for purchase on eBay.
Public Warning - Copper Pro Double Grill (PDF File 1.5 MB)


Public Warning - EDECOA Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter - issued November 2020
The Office of the Technical Regulator has identified a potentially unsafe energy product, recently available for purchase on eBay.
Public Warning - EDECOA Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter (PDF File 596.5 KB)


Related information

Other websites

Confirm whether an electrician, plumber or gas fitter is suitably licensed - Consumer Business Services

Product safety for online shopping - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Contact

For additional information about these notices contact the Office of the Technical Regulator.


Page last updated 26 May 2021

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