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Court Summary - at a glance
- Adequately design and plan the scaffold and installation process to ensure safety during construction and use;
- Ensure the scaffold is property constructed in accordance with industry standards and of sound material;
- Ensure the workers installing the scaffold are competent, or are supervised by someone who is competent to install the scaffold; and
- Inspect and certify that the scaffold is safe to use before handing it over to the scaffold user.
(a) The scaffold was in close proximity or touching a 230 volt live power line creating a risk of electrocution or serious injury from an electric shock;
(b) The scaffold was more than 300mm from the wall at the back of the house and there were no inside guardrails or alternative means of edge protection to protect people using the scaffold falling approximately 2m from the lowest working platform or 4m from the second working platform; and
(c) The scaffold was at risk of collapsing as a result of excessive corroding and/or pitting on the components, the poorly packed sole boards, and/or the base plates.