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Prosecution Details

Defendant Terence Herbert House
Trading Name House Roofing and Insulation
Section 19(1) and 19(6)
Offence Date Wednesday, 2 May 2001
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer, failed to provide and maintain, so far as was practicable, a working environment in which its employees were not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

The defendant was the main contractor undertaking re-roofing work on a building in Donnybrook.

On 2 April 2001 an inspector observed three persons working on the roof without any protection from falling. An improvement notice was issued to the defendant.

Two subsequent visits, on 30 April 2001 and 1 May 2001 also found work being undertaken on the roof without fall protection.

The defendant pleaded guilty. The penalty was imposed under section 19(6).

Outcome Summary


Conviction Date 08 Aug 2002
Court Bunbury Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $2,000
Costs $327.70
Charge Number 3548/01