Rebuild leaders launch new video to demonstrate safety commitment

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Signatories must commit to 10 H&S acts

Major construction, insurance and government agencies involved in the Canterbury rebuild recently launched a new video illustrating their collective commitment to keeping every rebuild worker safe.

The three-minute video produced for the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter demonstrates the strength of the Safety Charter and the collaborative work underway.
“Since the Safety Charter was launched in July last year it has grown significantly,” according to Graham Darlow, chief executive of Fletcher Construction and chair of the Safety Charter Steering Group.

“Our industry in Canterbury is really stepping up in terms of health and safety — and we have the potential to create a real legacy with the rebuild,” Mr Darlow says.
“This video demonstrates the strength of the collaboration and commitment of the Safety Charter community. Our work is making a difference.

“We had dozens of construction, insurance, government and industry leaders and workers come together — many of them competitors — to film across a number of sites in the region,” he says.

The Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter involves 10 actions about health and safety on sites, which each signatory must commit to.
“The Safety Charter isn’t just a piece of paper organisations sign. This is about making real and tangible differences to the safety performance of our companies and our industry as a whole,” Mr Darlow says.

The launch event was hosted by the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum, and also saw more than 20 new signatories officially sign up to the Safety Charter.
“I feel proud of the work we’re all doing as part of the Safety Charter. This is about the industry collectively lifting its performance to ensure everyone working on the Canterbury rebuild goes home safely every night,” Mr Darlow says.