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Court Summary - at a glance
Must have fall protection in place to protect workers from the risk of a fall from height.
Not to use scaffolds with scaffold tags that state “scaffold unsafe”.
The WorkSafe Inspector formed the view that the workers had been exposed to the risk of a fall from height. The Inspector issued the defendant with a prohibition notice prohibiting all work or activity on or above the second level floor plate and from the scaffold.
On 17 January 2019 while undertaking a worksite assessment nearby, the WorkSafe Inspector observed workers at the defendant’s site working from the second level of the building in breach of the prohibition notice. The Inspector went to the site and spoke to the site foreman. The site foreman advised that they needed to finish installing the floor panels as wall framing was being delivered the following morning and that he had instructed workers to finish the second level flooring. The Inspector reiterated the content and conditions of the prohibition notice.
On 21 January 2020 the prohibition notice was lifted.