Perry Metal Protection Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
5 October 2015
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$33,750

Safety lessons learned:
  • Have a dedicated safe place for pedestrians which is clearly marked.
  • Monitor pedestrians to ensure they remain in the dedicated safe place; and
  • Carry out a site induction with visitors and contractors to ensure they understand the safety procedures in the loading/unloading yard.

Defendant name:
Perry Metal Protection Limited
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
5 October 2015
 
Facts in brief:
The defendant company operates steel galvanising factories throughout New Zealand.

On the day of the incident, a contractor suffered serious harm when structural steel columns, which were being removed from a truck fell on him during forklifting operations.
 
Offence section:
Sections 18(1)(a) and 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Hamilton - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$33,750
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
Unknown