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Department of Labour v Boral Building Products (NZ) (DC, 31/03/99)

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Defendant:
Boral Building Products (NZ)
Scaffolding supplier BORAL BUILDING PRODUCTS (NZ) LTD, trading as BORAL MILLS, was fined $10,000 under s15 after it supplied and erected a scaffold around a mutli-storey building which failed to meet the requirements of the Approved Code of Practice for the Safe Erection and Use of Scaffodling. The scaffold platform lifts on all exterior elevations were built leaving a 500mm gap between the platform and the face of the building; no internal guard rails were installed; large gaps had been left at voids in the building; and insufficient planks had been provided. (Auckland DC, 31 March) 
Industry:
Construction
Sub-Industry:
Construction Trade Services
Risk:
Fall from height
Harm:
None
Penalty Amount:
$10000.00
Reparation Amount:
$0.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 57

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