Apr 8th 2022
SA builder receives expiation notice for high risk work without licence
A residential builder has recently received an expiation notice from SafeWork SA for directing a worker to modify scaffold without the relevant high risk work licence.
On 30 March 2022, the builder was fined $2,220 by SafeWork SA following the incident.
“The modular scaffold on site had a 4.9 metre high working platform which requires a person to hold at least a basic scaffold high risk work licence,” SafeWork SA said.
SafeWork SA reminds builders to ensure that high risk work is performed by a competent person.
“The modular scaffold had originally been built by a high risk work licence holder, so there was no excuse for alteration work to be undertaken by an unlicenced worker,” SafeWork SA Executive Director, Martyn Campbell said.
“This incident clearly demonstrates that unauthorised alteration to a scaffold is dangerous and SafeWork SA will not hesitate to take action against businesses that direct or allow high risk work to be undertaken by unlicensed workers” said Mr Campbell.
Original source SafeWork SA website.
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