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Prosecution Details

Defendant Ranford Pty Ltd
Trading Name Not applicable
Section 19(1)(a) and 19(6)
Regulation Not applicable
Offence Date Tuesday, 20 July 1999
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 plant such that, so far as was practicable, its employees were not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

On 20 July 1999 the defendant was undertaking bricklaying work at a construction site in East Perth. During a routine inspection, an employee of the defendant was found working on an unsafe work platform completing bricklaying work to the gable of a two storey unit. The employee was exposed to the risk of falling from a height of 2.4 metres.

It was practicable for the defendant to have provided a scaffold with edge protection in the form of guard rails to ensure that the work platform used by its employee was safe.

The defendant pleaded guilty. The penalty was imposed under section 19(6).

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Outcome Summary


Conviction Date 23 Jan 2001
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $2,000
Costs $332.70
Charge Number 7391/01