24 July 2012

Examine your own workplace safety policies, say ACT Greens

| Ruqi
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After a call for the ACT Government to stop contracting the cheapest construction companies for their own projects two weeks ago, the ACT Greens have followed up by requesting that the Government includes an examination of their own policies and processes in their current investigation of construction site safety.

“We welcome the Government’s decision to investigate safety in Canberra’s civil construction industry. The Greens have been calling for action on this issue for some time,” said Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA.

“The Government plays a crucial role in construction site safety in the ACT, given it is the largest purchaser of construction contracts. This review is an ideal opportunity to scrutinise the Government’s own policies and practices.”

This coincides with last week’s injuries and death at a Kingston worksite, and the latest accident today.

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