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Prosecution Details

Defendant Philip James Brenton
Regulation 3.117(2)
Offence Date 12 and 14 January 2002
Description of Breach(es)

Did class 2 demolition work without being issued with a licence under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 made under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 to do class 1 or 2 demolition work.

Background Details

The defendant acted as an advisor and labourer on the demolition of a building in Albany and had removed the roof of the building when an inspector investigated.

The defendant stopped undertaking the demolition work when the investigating inspector advised by telephone that he required a licence to undertake the work. When interviewed, the defendant admitted that he had applied to WorkSafe for an exemption to undertake the demolition work at this site, but at the date of the offence the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner had not made a final decision.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 04 Dec 2002
Court Albany Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $2,000
Costs $247.70
Charge Number 1719/02