|Defendant||Peter Christopher Taseff|
|Trading Name||Not Applicable|
|Offence Date||Tuesday, 21 November 1995|
|Description of Breach(es)||
(1) Employer failed to provide and maintain a safe workplace such that, so far as was practicable, his employees were not exposed to hazards.
(2) Being a person who had control of the workplace performed prescribed work when he did not hold a certificate of competency as a scaffolder that he was required by the national standard to hold to perform that work.
A complaint was made to the department regarding unsafe scaffold around a residence under construction. On 21 November 1995 the investigating inspector observed persons working on or adjacent to unguarded edges exposing those workers to a risk of injury from a fall from height. Some of the hazards observed were:
* metal frame scaffold did not have guardrail protection;
Mr Taseff had erected the metal frame scaffolding and is not a certificated scaffolder.
The Magistrate stated that the defendant had blatantly disregarded the requirements of the Act. However, he held that this was to be balanced against a number of mitigatory factors in the defendant's favour; such as it was the defendants first offence.
|Conviction Date||31 Jan 1997|
|Court||Joondalup Court of Petty Sessions|
|Fine||$3000  and $500 |
|Charge Number||2697/97  and 2698/97 |