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Prosecution Details

Defendant Glenn Anthony Silver
Regulation 3.117(2)
Offence Date Friday, 21 April 2000
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 class 2 demolition work.

Background Details

The defendant was contracted to demolish a building comprising of a showroom and office in Maddington. The building was a single storey commercial building made of glass, bricks and a metal roof. The building was approximately 2.7m high, 25m long and 10m wide.

The defendant had subcontracted the demolition work to a licensed demolition contractor, who was to begin work on 26 April 2002. On 21 April 2002 the defendant demolished the building without the knowledge of the licensed demolition contractor. The defendant had hired a 22 tonne excavator to undertake the demolition work himself. The defendant does not hold a license to do class 1 or class 2 demolition work.

A routine inspection on 22 April 2002, found the building had been demolished and that there was a live power distribution board within the demolished building.

The defendant pleaded guilty.




Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 20 May 2003
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $1,000
Costs $217.70
Charge Number 24307/03