Fitness club electrical contractor not fit to renovate, says ESA
By Anthony Capkun
October 18, 2013 – Earlier this month, Anthony Ianniello of Niagara Falls, Ont.—an unlicensed electrical contractor—was convicted in a St. Catharines court on charges related to performing electrical work illegally.
According to the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), Ianniello (working under the company name Guardian Security) completed an electrical installation of 100 devices—including lighting and electrical outlets—as part of a fitness club renovation.
He did not hold a valid electrical contractor licence and was not legally allowed to perform the electrical work. Under Ontario Regulation 570/05, only licensed electrical contractors are permitted to contract to perform electrical work in Ontario.
Ianniello was found guilty on one count of performing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s licence, and one count of failing to apply for an application for inspection.
The total fine for the violations and victim impact surcharge was $1500.