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Prosecution Details

Defendant Paula Marie White
Trading Name Double Impact Demolition
Regulation 3.120 [1]; and 3.121(2) [2]
Offence Date Friday, 3 December 1999
Description of Breach(es)

[1] Being an employer at a workplace where demolition work other than specified demolition work was being done, failed to ensure that the work was done in accordance with AS2601 in that she failed to ensure that while on site, every worker and every visitor wore a safety helmet.

[2] Being an employer at a workplace where demolition work other than specified demolition work was being done, failed to ensure that a copy of AS2601 and a copy of the work plan referred to in clause 1.7.3 of AS2601 was kept at the workplace.

Background Details

The defendant runs a demolition contractor business and was demolishing a single storey house in Innaloo.

When the site was inspected, WorkSafe inspectors observed an employee of the defendant emerge from the residence wearing a t-shirt, shorts and work boots. The employee was not wearing a safety helmet as required by the relevant Australian Standard - AS2601.

On investigation, it was also discovered that the defendant had not ensured that a copy of the work plan referred to in the relevant Australian Standard (AS2601) was located at the workplace. No work plan had in fact been drafted for the site. The defendant had also failed to ensure a copy of AS2601 was located on the site.

The defendant pleaded guilty.




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Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 18 Jan 2001
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $3,000 (global)
Costs $597.70
Charge Number 39626/00 [1]; and 39627/00 [2]