A construction company based in Ballarat has been fined $25,000 for failing to heed WorkSafe directions to repair unsafe scaffolding at a Mount Clear Worksite. The company was also ordered to pay $2897 in costs.
The company was found guilty for 2 offences relating to failure to provide a safe workplace and failure to comply with a prohibition notice.
In May an inspector noticed incomplete scaffolding on site, missing planks and gaps in the handrails and issued a prohibition notice in May 2016. The scaffolding issues were not addressed and when an inspector returned, he found a person working from the same problematic scaffolding. See more at http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5213473/ballarat-construction-company-convicted-and-fined-25000/