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Prosecution Details

Defendant Lobby Holdings Pty Ltd
Trading Name Perth Roofing Service
Section 19(1) and 19(6)
Regulation Not applicable
Offence Date Monday, 31 May 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 a system of work such that, so far as was practicable, its employees were not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

The defendant was contracted to supply and fix the roof mesh, roof sheets and box gutters for a factory/warehouse in Wangara. The defendant then subcontracted the fixing of the roofing material to another person.

The subcontractor and his assistanct were exposed to the hazard of falling off the roof whilst attaching roof safety mesh. The roof was approximately 6 metres high. An inspection of the site revealed that the defendant made inadequate provision for protecting persons from falling off the roof. There were no anchor points or static lines on the roof to anchor to.

It was practicable for the defendant to have provided a safe system of work for persons fixing the roof materials on their behalf.

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




Outcome Summary

convicted

Conviction Date 23 Jan 2001
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $3,500
Costs $605
Charge Number 25764/00