Another Successful Prosecution for CER re RGII Misrepresentation

December 18, 2014 , , , , ,
Paul McGowan, CER Commissioner for Safety

Paul McGowan, CER Commissioner for Safety

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) has prosecuted Camperman Ltd, a company based in County Wexford, for illegally portraying itself as a Registered Gas Installer. This case was heard at the Gorey District Court earlier this month.

At the time, Camperman Ltd was not a Registered Gas Installer and therefore committed an offence under the Electricity Regulation Act, 1999. The court imposed a criminal conviction on Camperman Ltd and issued a fine of €500. In addition, costs of €300 were awarded to the CER.

This prosecution emphasises the requirement by law for anyone using the Registered Gas Installer logo or portraying themselves as a Registered Gas Installer, to be registered with the Registered Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII).

Commissioner for Safety, Paul McGowan stated: Today’s case sends a clear signal that the CER will prosecute companies and individuals that illegally portray themselves as Registered Gas Installers. Only companies or individuals registered with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII) may call themselves a Registered Gas Installer. Registration is required to protect the safety of the public. The public can be assured that only Registered Gas Installers are competent, insured and inspected.”