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Roofing business sentenced for unlawful and unlicensed removal of asbestos

The Case

Farrell v Steven Cutts Trading as SC Roofing and Cladding (2024)

In September 2022, a homeowner engaged Steven Cutts (trading as SC Roofing and Cladding) to remove and replace external cladding on the sides of the homeowner’s house. The cladding contained asbestos. 

The homeowner became concerned that Mr Cutts was not performing the work in a safe manner, so he contacted SafeWork SA. SafeWork SA investigators attended the property and issued Mr Cutts with a verbal prohibition notice to prevent any further work on the property. They also took a sample of the external cladding to test for the asbestos.

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