Rangi Christopher Holmes

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
3 October 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$12,000 (apportioned equally between the two offences)

Safety lessons learned:
  1. To wear a helmet at all times the vehicle is being ridden.
  2. Not to carry passengers on quad bikes designed for one person.
  3. Children should not ride an adult sized farm quad bike.

Defendant name:
Rangi Christopher Holmes
 
Industry:
Agriculture
 
Date of offence:
3 October 2013
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant is employed by the Wearing Parntership as a Herd Manager. He owns a quad bike which has been observed on numerous occasions by MBIE Labour Inspectors riding a quad bike without wearing a helmet and carrying his two year old child sitting in front of him on the quad bike.

Prohibition notices were issued to the Wearing Partnership, prohibiting the carrying of passengers on quad bikes and requiring helmets to be worn on the quad bikes. There was no accident or injury in relation to this case. On 3 October 2013, two Health and Safety inspectors were driving through the Rai Valley. The defendant was observed operating a quad bike with a child on the bike and the defendant was not wearing a helmet.
 
 
Offence section:
S19(a) and S19(b) Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Nelson - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$12,000 (apportioned equally between the two offences)
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$0