|Trading Name||Beattie Construction|
|Offence Date||Friday, 14 April 2000|
|Description of Breach(es)||
Being the main constrctor at a workplace, failed to ensure that edge protection, used as a means of reducing a risk of falling, on an open edge, other than a scaffold, stair, landing or fixed platform, located so that a person falling from it would fall 3 or more metres, had a guard rail which complied with AS 1657 and incorporated a toe board.
In April 2000 the defendant was the main contractor for the construction of a two storey residence in South Perth.
On 14 April 2000 the site was inspected and it was found that a guardrail that had been erected as a means of edge protection to an edge from which a person or object could fall more than 3 or more metres did not comply with Australian Standard 1657. The guardrail had been erected without a midrail and without a kickboard. Further, the top rail was not parallel to the floor of the open edge.
The matter was heard before Mr Roberts SM.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
|Conviction Date||23 Nov 2001|
|Court||Perth Court of Petty Sessions|