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Prosecution Details

Defendant Craig Carl Homes pty Ltd
Trading Name Not Applicable
Section 22(1)(a) and 22(4)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Thursday, 9 April 1998
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.

Background Details

A WorkSafe inspector inspected a construction site in North Fremantle that involved the renovation of an existing warehouse to residential units and the construction of new residential units.

A WorkSafe WA Inspector observed scaffolding that had not been erected properly. It was of insufficient height to allow safe access to some work areas. A lack of edge protection to penetrations, landings and open stairways were also observed.

His Worship commented that it was not clear from the evidence presented if workers had in fact been using the scaffolding in question, but that they were on site at the time of the offence.

The defendant pleaded not guilty. The penalty was imposed under section 22(4) of the Act.

Outcome Summary


Conviction Date 29 Apr 1999
Court Fremantle Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $5,500
Costs Nil
Charge Number 9622-3/98