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Prosecution Details

Defendant DRC WA Pty Ltd
Trading Name Domestic Roofing Company
Section 19(1)(a) and 19(6)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Thursday, 29 October 1998
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer, failed so far as was practicable to provide and maintain a working environment in which its employees were not exposed to hazards and in particular failed to provide and maintain a system of work such that, so far as was practicable, its employees were not exposed to a hazard.

Background Details

Two employees of the defendant were exposed to a fall hazard of 4.9 metres whilst removing and replacing colorbond roof sheets on the house, as shown in the photograph.

The defendant failed to provide perimeter scaffolding, edge protection or fall arrest harnesses and appropriate anchor points.

His Worship Mr Black SM presided over the case.

The defendant did not enter a plea. The penalty was imposed under section 19(6).

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Outcome Summary


Conviction Date 27 Jan 2000
Court Joondalup Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,500
Costs $687.70
Charge Number 7867/99