Totally Rigging Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
14 September 2015
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$45,000

Safety lessons learned:
  • Ensure that employees use appropriate working at height equipment for the task of erecting steel purlins, in accordance with industry good practice and hierarchy of controls identified in the Act;
  • Ensure all ladders are in safe working condition;
  • Ensure the ladder is tied off; and
  • Ensure the harness is suitable in respect of fall protection for the work being done.

Defendant name:
Totally Rigging Limited
 
Industry:
Building and construction
 
Date of offence:
14 September 2015
 
Facts in brief:
The victim fell approximately 4 meters from a ladder onto a concrete floor at a construction site at St Anna’s School.

As a result of the fall, the victim received two broken arms.
 
Offence section:
Sections 6 and 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Manukau - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$45,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$20,000