|Defendant||Carlino Enterprises Pty Ltd|
|Trading Name||Carlino Developments|
|Section||22(1)(a) and 22(4)|
|Offence Date||Wednesday, 4 November 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.
The defendant was constructing a two-storey home in Lesmurdie. A departmental inspector visited the construction site and found a number of defects with the perimeter scaffolding, including missing bracing, handrails, toe-boards and lack of access and egress to the working platforms. The photograph shows some of those defects.
His Worship, Mr Roberts SM noted that the fall hazard was significant and that the risk of injury was readily foreseeable. The defendant had not changed its plea until the last moment so that any discount for the change of plea was reduced. However, as against those matters, the company had no previous offences, and references made it clear that this was an isolated lapse. In addition, no person had been injured.
The defendant pleaded guilty. The penalty was imposed under section 22(4).
|Conviction Date||03 Dec 1999|
|Court||Perth Court of Petty Sessions|