|Defendant||Cranes “R” Us (WA) Pty Ltd (ACN 100 555 342)|
|Regulation||6.2(3) & 1.16(2)(b)(i)|
|Offence Date||10 September 2013|
|Description of Breach(es)||
Being the employer of Simon Peter Pratt, directed or allowed Mr Pratt to drive a truck mounted slewing crane, at a workplace, when Mr Pratt did not hold a high risk work license, contrary to regulations 6.2(3) and 1.16(2)(b)(i) of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996.
On 30 July 2003 Simon Peter Pratt was granted a Certificate of Competency for slewing mobile cranes up to 20 tonnes (C2 class) (Certificate).
On 1 October 2007, the State based certificate of competency licensing regime for high risk work changed to a nationally consistent High Risk Work licensing regime.
Certificate of competency holders were given a transition period of 12 months after the expiry of their certificates to convert their certificates to a High Risk Work Licence.
During this transition period, the certificate holder was not permitted to work during that period until they had submitted an application to WorkSafe to convert their certificates to a High Risk Work Licence.
Mr Pratt's Certificate expired on 30 June 2012.
Mr Pratt did not submit an application to WorkSafe to convert his Certificate to a High Risk Work Licence.
Mr Pratt was employed by Cranes R Us (WA) Pty Ltd (Cranes R Us) as a crane driver.
The Accused entered a guilty plea and was convicted. The Magistrate fined the Accused $5,000.00 and ordered costs of $688.50
|Conviction Date||04 Mar 2016|
|Court||Magistrates Court of Western Australia - Fremantle|