|Defendant||Finback Pty Ltd|
|Trading Name||Western Galvanisers|
|Section||19(1)(a) x 2|
|Offence Date||Thursday, 14 March 1996|
|Description of Breach(es)||
(1) Being an employer failed to provide a system of work such that, so far as was practicable his employees, when accessing the monorail hoist for maintenance purposes, were not exposed to a hazard.
(2) Being an employer failed to maintain a workplace such that, so far as was practicable his employees, when moving between the flux and hot dip tanks were not exposed to a tripping hazard.
Due to a complaint regarding unsafe conditions at Western Galvanisers, their premises were investigated on 14 March 1996. It was noted that the flooring between the flux tank and the hot dip tanks was in a very dangerous condition. The access to the monorail hoist on both the north and south walls was also considered unsafe. An aluminum extension ladder was provided to reach the monorail on the north wall. This ladder was tied to the wall in two places to provide permanent access. Access to the monorail on the south wall was by means of two platforms and a ladder fixed to the steel structure of the building to provide access to the first platform. No permanent means of access was provided from the first platform to the second platform.
|Conviction Date||28 Feb 1997|
|Court||Perth Court of Petty Sessions|
|Fine||$2000 each charge (total $4000)|
|Charge Number||53682/96  and 53683/96 |