Twenty-five year old Sam Narroway was convicted and fined $15,000 (plus costs) in the Industrial Court for pleading guilty to impersonating a workplace safety inspector. The court heard that Mr Narroway had gained access to three businesses, two homes and made false statements to police late 2013 and early 2014.
Magistrate Stephen Lieschke ruled that his offences “involved risk to the community, damage to the credibility of SafeWork SA and to professional work health safety consultants”.
Narroway had previously been convicted for fraud and dishonesty offences between 2008 and 2012.
SafeWork SA Executive Director, Ms Marie Boland said that “SafeWork SA Inspectors, readily identifiable by their uniform, always carry authorised photo identification and provide their full name on arrival at any worksite.”