The Board of Expert Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) has prosecuted a situation involving an interstate engineer providing experienced engineering services for a building in Queensland.
In accordance to the BPEQ, the engineer worked outside the house of Queensland and did not sign up as a registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). Unregistered engineers can confront really serious penalties for delivering experienced engineering companies in or for Queensland if they fail to comply with the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (PE Act).
Since the engineer was furnishing professional engineering companies for a task primarily based in Queensland, the PE Act applied.
The PE Act restricts the carrying out of “professional engineering services” in or for Queensland to a RPEQ or a individual who is under the “direct supervision” of a RPEQ who normally takes responsibility for the provision of the solutions.
Whilst the BPEQ discovered the engineer was competent to supply the expert services and discovered no protection issues with the products and services, their failure to comply with the registration requirements of the PE Act constituted the offence.
As section of the lawful proceeding, the engineer pleaded guilty to a contravention of the PE Act.
The courtroom ordered the engineer to pay out both of those a monetary penalty and a proportion of the Board’s lawful prices.
The BPEQ is warning other engineers to stay clear of a identical problem.
For engineers working in the HVAC&R building solutions sector in Queensland, assessment is offered by AIRAH’s APER program. For much more details go to airah.org.au/aper