House:Legislative Council - Questions without Notice
Date:22, October1996
Member:MacTiernan, Ms Alannah
Subject:WORKSAFE WESTERN AUSTRALIA - PETERS FACTORY DEMOLITION SITE, SCARBOROUGH BEACH ROAD, INSPECTION
Page:6918 / 2

WORKSAFE WESTERN AUSTRALIA - PETERS FACTORY DEMOLITION SITE, SCARBOROUGH
BEACH ROAD, INSPECTION

962. Hon A.J.G. MacTIERNAN to the Minister representing the Minister for Labour
Relations:

(1) Did a WorkSafe Western Australia inspector visit the demolition site of the
old Peters factory on Scarborough Beach Road on the morning of 4 October
1996?

(2) Can the Minister confirm the inspector made no orders against the operator
of the site, other than the standard order requiring that a registered
builder be engaged pursuant to the new regulations?

(3) Can the Minister confirm that later that day, following union complaints
about the state of the site, another inspector was sent to the site?

(4) Can the Minister confirm this second inspector did not enter the site after
he was threatened with physical violence by the operator of the site?

(5) Were statements taken by officers of WorkSafe Western Australia from persons
who witnessed those threats?