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Prosecution Details

Defendant Grant Llewellyn Bird
Trading Name Grant Bird Homes
Regulation 5.50(a)
Offence Date Monday, 28 October 1996
Description of Breach(es)

Being a self-employed person, failed to ensure that work involving the use of asbestos cement building materials at the workplace was done in accordance with section 9 of the Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos.

Background Details

On 28 October 1996 asbestos cement roof sheeting was being removed from a dwelling under renovation without the use of appropriate personal protective equipment or safe work procedures in place to reduce the risks of exposure to the hazards associated with the removal of asbestos cement building products.

A member of the public (who original made a complaint) alleged that asbestos cement roof sheets were being deliberately broken by the persons performing the removal work and were not wearing any personal protective equipment. It was alleged that the work method generated large amounts of dust.

Outcome Summary convicted
Conviction Date 23 Jan 1997
Court Perth Court of Petty Sessions
Fine $3,000
Costs $34.50
Charge Number 16607/97