|Defendant||SJ & W Leopold Nominees Pty Ltd|
|Trading Name||Steve Leopold Constructions|
|Section||22(1)(a) and 22(4)|
|Offence Date||Tuesday, 16 May 2000|
|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 residence in Joondalup.
During a routine inspection a WorkSafe Inspector observed four workers pouring a first floor suspended concrete slab. There was no edge protection or perimeter scaffolding around the platform. The workers were observed to be working next to the open edge. The distance a person could fall from the open edge varied from 3.4 to 3.6 metres.
It was practicable for the defendant to have provided edge protection or perimeter scaffolding.
The defendant pleaded guilty. The penalty was imposed under section 22(4).
|Conviction Date||23 Feb 2001|
|Court||Joondalup Court of Petty Sessions|