|Trading Name||Geraldton Roofing Company|
|Offence Date||Thursday, 9 January 2003|
|Description of Breach(es)||
Being a self employed person failed to ensure that class 3 demolition work to be done at the workplace was done by a person who has been issued with a licence to do class 1, class 2 or class 3 demolition work; contrary to regulation 3.118c of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 made under the Occupational safety and Health Act 1984.
The defendant was the successful tenderer to re-roof a primary school in Geraldton.
The defendant engaged subcontractors to remove the asbestos cement roofing and replace it with a tin roof. The area of the roof was approximately 890 square metres. The building was approximately 5 metres high.
A WorkSafe inspector inspected the site on 9 January 2003 and found the subcontractors working at the site, two of who were working on the roof. Approximately 300 square metres of asbestos roofing material had been removed. The removal of more than 200 square metres of asbestos roofing material is class 3 demolition work for which a WorkSafe demolition licence is required.
A search of WorkSafe records showed that neither the defendant nor the subcontractors held the necessary demolition licence to carry out the work.
The defendant pleaded guilty.
|Conviction Date||12 Dec 2003|
|Court||Geraldton Court of Petty Sessions|