Alsco NZ (an unlimited company) registered in New Zealand

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
27 March 2014
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$38,250

Safety lessons learned:
  • Ensure that all guarding is in place and locked whilst the machine was in operation and that keys for the guarding were secured in a safe place under the supervision of authorised personnel only.
  • Have in place clear, unambiguous, procedures for the cleaning process on the Franz Haas that ensured employees are not exposed to the unguarded, dangerous parts of the machine.

Defendant name:
Alsco NZ (an unlimited company) registered in New Zealand
 
Industry:
Manufacturing
 
Date of offence:
27 March 2014
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant company runs a laundry business, in particular, employees were exposed to hazards while using the Jensen Classic folder machine at work. The employee's hand was caught on the inward running rollers and sustained fractures, muscle and tendon damage as well as friction burns to his left hand.
 
Offence section:
S6 Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Nelson - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$38,250
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$7,500