CPIT signs Canterbury safety charter

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11 Jul 2013

CPIT has formally committed to raising standards of safety across the rebuild of our city, signing the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter on 4 July.

The charter, which has been signed by all six project management offices, major construction companies, key insurers, recruitment companies, central and local government, industry associations and training bodies, commits it’s members to implementing 10 key actions that are designed to reduce deaths and injuries on Christchurch worksites.

Currently two people per year die on Christchurch worksites. The charter aims to reduce that figure to zero and to significantly limit injuries as well.

CPIT’s Phil Agnew signed the charter on behalf of CPIT. As the Director of Skills for Canterbury (SFC), Agnew develops training programmes targeted to specific industry needs.

Signed charter

“CPIT is proud to be a founding signatory to the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter. We’re looking forward to supporting health and safety in the workplace through our training and to being the culture change that the charter is signalling.

“This is a wonderful initiative getting everyone on the same page for a rebuild we can all be proud of.”

The charter’s vision (“By demonstrating leadership and working together, we will rebuild Canterbury safely and create a legacy to be proud of”) will be achieved through 10 commitments such as leaders’ commitment to health and safety and robust systems to support worker engagement in health and safety.