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Prosecution Details

Defendant Melmint Pty Ltd
Trading Name Charles Allia Homes
Section 22(1)(a) and 22(4)
Regulation Not applicable
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.

Background Details

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).

Outcome Summary


Conviction Date 12 Jul 2001
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $500
Costs $217.70
Charge Number 31317/01