Eden Homes Development Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
29 July 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$15,000

Safety lessons learned:
  • Have a system in place to ensure edge protection 
  • Provide their employees with alternative safety equipment to minimise the risk of fall when edge protection is not provided, and
  • Have a clear policy that employees will not carry out work at height if edge or fall protection is not present, and
  • Have a system of supervision to ensure that this policy is followed by employees

Defendant name:
Eden Homes Development Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
29 July 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Eden Homes Development Limited is a limited liability company and employed two workers. The company’s sole director is Zhigang Zhou.

On 29 July 2013 two employees of the Defendant were observed to be working on the second level roof, of the residential construction site without adequate edge protection.

Scaffold was present on the site but was incomplete and only provided protection for the first level of the construction site. It did not provide edge protection for workers on the second level roof.
 
Related prosecutions:
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
North Shore - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$15,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$0 (plus Court costs of $130)