|Defendant||Mickle & Newton Homes Pty Ltd|
|Trading Name||Not Applicable|
|Offence Date||Friday, 2 May 1997|
|Description of Breach(es)||
Being a person who had control of a workplace where persons who were not its employees worked, failed to take such measures as were practicable to ensure that the workplace was such that persons who were at the workplace were not exposed to hazards.
During the construction of a two storey residential dwelling the employer failed to provide adequate scaffolding. There were a number of workers at a height of approximately 5.5metres above the ground with the risk of falling.
It was practicable for the defendant to place temporary handrails, midrails and kick boards on the scaffolding, to secure the ladder used to access the scaffolding and to place bracing struts on the scaffolding, due the risk of falling from the scaffolding, being hit by objects falling from the scaffolding, or from the scaffolding collapsing.
The defendant pleaded guilty.
|Conviction Date||22 Jun 1998|
|Court||Perth Court of Petty Sessions|