|Defendant||Melmint Pty Ltd|
|Trading Name||Charles Allia Homes|
|Section||22(1)(a) and 22(4)|
|Offence Date||Thursday, 11 January 2001|
|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 the main contractor carrying out the construction of a house, where there were workers who were not his employees.
A WorkSafe Inspector observed a spiral staircase that did not have any edge protection. The spiral staircase was being used by workers at the site as means of access. The distance from the top of the staircase to the concrete floor below was 4.7 metres.
It was practicable for the defendant to have ensured that the stairway had edge protection.
The defendant pleaded guilty. The penalty was imposed under section 22(4).
|Conviction Date||12 Jul 2001|
|Court||Perth Court of Petty Sessions|