Kiloran Land Company Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
8 December 2015
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$40,000

Safety lessons learned:
  • Implement an effective health and safety system which systematically identified and managed hazards, including terrain;
  • Ensure  that the quad bike is safe for use including that the spray unit is correctly mounted as per spray unit’s and manufacturer’s instructions;
  • Ensure that employees wear an approved quad bike helmet; and
  • Implement an effective Working Alone policy.

Defendant name:
Kiloran Land Company Limited
 
Industry:
Agriculture
 
Date of offence:
8 December 2015
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant company operates a stock farm. The Defendant owns a Honda TRX 500FA quad bike (‘the quad bike’). A spay unit was fitted on the front on the quad bike.

On the day of the incident, a farmhand employed by the Defendant was found deceased under the quad bike.
 
Offence section:
Sections 6 and 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Hastings - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$40,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$93,037