Grant Collings

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
3 December 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$18,000

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable

Defendant name:
Grant Collings
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
3 December 2013
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant is a self-employed builder based in Christchurch. The Defendant was contracted to re-roof a property. On 3 December 2013, two Health and Safety inspectors drove past the property and observed unsafe work practices on the roof. There were four workers on the roof without any means of fall protection in place. A prohibition notice was issued that clearly prohibited any further work until it was lifted by a Health and Safety Inspector. The Defendant continued with the work in contravention of the notice.
 
Offence section:
S43 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Christchurch - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$18,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$500 (solicitor cost)