What do you do when you find an unlicensed contractor doing illegal work?
After identifying illegal work, ESA issues a Notice of Violation to the unlicensed contractor. This notice clearly states that the contractor did not follow the Electricity Act requirements and must stop all electrical work immediately.
A number of factors determine whether we issue an Administrative Penalty or start an investigation with the intent to prosecute. For example, prior notices prove the contractor knew the law and refused to follow it. Repeat offenders may receive larger administrative penalties or fines as a deterrent to performing more work without a licence. This is why we track all occurrences and maintain a history of all complaints.