A contractor received an infringement notice for a whopping $10,000 over two 9kg gas bottles being carried on the back of a ute.
The tanks were securely strapped to the head board of the vehicle, however the red diamond labels were not visible and the police officer did not inspect the bottles to determine if they were adequately labelled.
The bottles had tags fixed to the valves indicating that they had been inspected when filled and the name of the filling company. The diamond labels were present albeit damaged and in one case severely damaged.
The contractor hasn’t been able to get off the fine.
Contractors be warned that for the sake of some relatively cheap labels they should ensure labels are in good condition and clearly visible. CCNZ suggests ensuring two labels are fixed to gas bottles so they can be clearly seen.