Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited (Formerly known as Transfield Services (New Zealand) Limited).

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
4 March 2015
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$42,750

Safety lessons learned:
  • Fit trucks with a reversing camera or use a spotter at all times.
  • Ensure fitted reversing lights and warning devices are operating.
  • Ensure the work at the site is monitored.
  • Ensure compliance with processes for hazard identification, mitigation and risk assessment.
  • Comply with the Code in relation to the organisation and set up of a traffic management plan.
  • Ensure contracts are complied with insofar as it related to safety.
  • Stop plant while the public is passing through.
  • Require all plant to comply with instructions given by traffic controllers, including adherence to stop and go signage.

Defendant name:
Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited (Formerly known as Transfield Services (New Zealand) Limited).
 
Industry:
Postal, transport and warehousing
 
Date of offence:
4 March 2015
 
Facts in brief:
While undertaking road maintenance at Island Block Road Meremere a truck and trailer unit reversed over a motorcyclist resulting in fatal injuries.
 
Related prosecutions:
 
Offence section:
• Sections 15 and 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
• Sections 26 and 70 of the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 and section 50(1)(c) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Huntly - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$42,750
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$72,000