Eagle Edge Protection Limited (In Liquidation)

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
8 April 2016
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted and Discharged
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$0

Safety lessons learned:
  1. Develop a clear understanding of the scaffolding required prior to supplying and installing it. This could include viewing the drawings or plans and discussing the requirements with site management and scaffold users;
  2. Ensure employees installing scaffolding are sufficiently trained or have sufficient experience, or are supervised by someone with sufficient training and experience, to install scaffolding;
  3. Ensure scaffolding is fit for purpose, including ensuring that guardrails and midrails are provided on exposed parts of working platforms; that access to working platforms was adequate and safe; that the ladder access opening is protected by either a hatch, gate or similar; and that gable-end edge protection is installed;
  4. Inspect and certify scaffolding to ensure it is safe for use; and
  5. Ensure adequate information is provided to scaffolding users, including but not limited to, using a scaffold tag or handover certificate citing the limitations of use.

Defendant name:
Eagle Edge Protection Limited (In Liquidation)
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
8 April 2016
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant company supplies and installs scaffolding and safety nets to the residential building industry.

The Defendant was contracted to provide and install scaffold and safety nets at a residential construction site. The scaffold installed was not compliant with good practice which could have caused serious injury to users.
 
Offence section:
Section 18A(3) 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 and Discharged
 
Fine imposed:
$0
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
Not applicable.