CE & R Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
4 February 2016
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$43,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Ensure that employees undergoing apprenticeship training are only doing or assisting in work, namely prescribed electrical work, as permitted under the Electricity Act 1992 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010
    (This includes to have ensured its ‘trainee’ employees held the relevant Trainee Limited Certificate as required by the Electrical Workers Registration Board);
  2. Ensure that a supervisor (being a person deemed to be a supervisor by the Electricity Act 1992 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010) only allows employees undergoing apprenticeship training to do or assist in doing, work they are permitted to do in accordance with the Electricity Act 1992 and the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 201; and
  3. Ensure that the supervisor identifies the boundaries of a safe working area at the work site given its specific environmental factors of the work area and that this is communicated to the trainee.

Defendant name:
CE & R Limited
 
Industry:
Energy
 
Date of offence:
4 February 2016
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant company carries out general electrical and refrigeration work at industrial, commercial and domestic levels.

An employee of the Defendant came into contact with live terminals while carrying out electrical work on a refrigeration unit in the roof space of a chiller room.

The employee was fatally electrocuted.

 
Offence section:
Sections 6 and 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Masterton - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$43,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$95,000