This is a warning issued by the QBCC Commissioner to the public under section 20J(1)(h) of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is urging consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with Ricky Allan Heath.
Mr Heath is known to trade under the business names Phoenix Concrete Services, and Dakota Concrete.
The QBCC has previously issued fines to Mr Heath for offences committed against the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.
Mr Heath currently holds a restricted form of licence with the QBCC –a Site Supervisor grade. This type of licence does not permit the holder to contract for work directly with any person, including home owners or other licensees. It only permits the holder to supervise others as an employee of a licensee holding a Contractor grade of licence.
Mr Heath continues to undertake building work without holding an appropriate QBCC contractor’s licence. He is not able to enter into contracts to carry out building work in Queensland.
The QBCC is investigating further suspected breaches of various offences against the QBCC Act, including unlawful building work committed by Mr Heath.
The QBCC warns all persons, including QBCC-licensed contractors, dealing with Mr Heath to exercise extreme caution and seek legal advice before entering into contracts or making any payments, to protect their interests.
The QBCC urges home owners to conduct research before engaging contractors, and recommends engaging a licensed contractor even for small jobs.
If you are in doubt as to whether the entity you are contracting with is licensed or holds the correct licence to do the work, please conduct a free online licence search at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au or contact the QBCC 24/7 on 139 333.
Queensland Building and Construction Commission
For enquiries phone 139 333.