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ConstructSafe update

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The Transport Agency now has registered ConstructSafe test centres in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. This means that if you are working on a Transport Agency project in any of these regions, it’s now easier to take the ConstructSafe test.

ConstructSafe provides a consistent and transparent way to independently check the competency of any person on site, regardless of their employer. It provides all of us with reassurance that those that are working on our sites are competent and safe to do so. ConstructSafe is not a training course; it helps us to ensure that training programmes meet the needs of our industry.

From 1 July 2016, the scheme will be principal’s requirement for new and existing projects and contracts.  There will be a 12-month implementation period to allow our supply chain partners to plan how people will access testing and how to increase the capability of those not meeting the Tier 1 (Foundation Health and Safety) competency standard.

ConstructSafe(external link) is an initiative run through the Construction Safety Council. For more information, visit www.constructsafe.kiwi (external link)

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