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Prosecution Details

Defendant Lucian Nominees Pty Ltd
Trading Name Clarke's Modern Caravans
Section 19(1)(a)
Regulation Not Applicable
Offence Date Tuesday, 24 September 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Being an employer failed to provide a system of work such that, so far as is practicable, his employees are not exposed to hazards.

Background Details

On 24 September 1996 it was observed at the defendant's workshop that an employee was elevated on a pallet, attached to a forklift truck, to a height of between 4 to 5 metres. Alongside the employee, on a pallet, was a CIG oxyacetylene unit. The employee was wearing a welder's helmet, with the visor in the raised position, and no harness or fall arrest equipment was attached to him. The employee was welding a beam to the rafters.

Management were approached with a view to stopping the activity until a safe method of carrying out the work could be arranged. Subsequently a scaffold was hired to complete the work.

Outcome Summary


Conviction Date 08 Jan 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $700
Costs $78.50
Charge Number 13728/97