skip navigation

Prosecution Details

Defendant J-Corp Pty Ltd
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 22(1)(a)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Wednesday, 7 May 1997
Description of Breach(es)

Being a person who had control of a workplace where persons who were not his 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.

Background Details

On a construction site in Applecross, persons were exposed to the hazards of falling whilst working at heights of between 3 and 6 metres.

The inspector noted a number of breaches at the site, one being that the scaffolding to the two storey residence was erected completely around the building, but only two lifts high, which meant that the working platform for the roof carpenters was approximately 2700mm below the wall plate, and approximately 3100mm from the ground.

It was also observed that in the areas where the roof carpenters were working there were a number of guard rails missing from the open edge of the working platform.

There were also a number of areas on the working platform where scaffolding planks were also missing, this exposed the roof carpenters to the risk of falling between the scaffold planks.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Lead Image
Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 13 Aug 1998
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $10,000
Costs $603
Charge Number 31370/98