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Prosecution Details

Defendant John Francis Hollywood
Regulation 3.55(1)(b)
Offence Date Wednesday, 16 August 2000
Description of Breach(es)

Being the main contractor at a workplace, failed to ensure that edge protection that complies with regulation 3.55(5) of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 was provided and kept in place when there was a risk that a person could fall 2 or more metres from the edge of formwork at the workplace.

Background Details

The defendant is a builder who was engaged to build a two storey house in Burns. On 16 August 2002 a WorkSafe Inspector inspected the site and found that the first floor formwork did not have any edge protection in the form of perimeter scaffolding or handrails. The first floor slab was approximately three metres high.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 09 Apr 2003
Court Joondalup Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,000
Costs $217.70
Charge Number 4479/03