Rickie Shore Building Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
22 October 2015
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$34,000

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Effectively analyse the task of fitting fascia board to an I-beam and provide appropriate controls to manage the hazard of a fall from height;
  2. Ensure that Hibond sheets form a safe working platform by:
  3. Providing the Installation Guide to those installing the sheets;
  4. Ensuring the sheets were secured in accordance with the Installation Guide; and
  5. Hiring a contractor trained to install the Hibond sheets or providing training to Mr Connor and monitoring his work to ensure the sheets were correctly fitted.

Defendant name:
Rickie Shore Building Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
22 October 2015
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant is a construction company specialising in residential and light commercial builds.

The victim is an employee of the defendant.

On the day of the incident, the victim was clamping and drilling timber fascia boards using Hibond sheets as a work platform. The victim fell 2.9 metres to the ground when one of the Hibond sheets moved.

The investigation revealed the Hibond sheets were not installed or secured properly and did not form a safe work platform
 
Offence section:
Section 6 and section 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.
 
Date charged:

Court:
Timaru - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$34,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$16,000