Beca signs Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter

Beca has joined over 200 organisations by signing the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter - an agreement on health and safety between the leaders of a number of government organisations and companies leading the Canterbury rebuild. It includes a vision, 10 aspirational commitments and detailed actions designed to meet those commitments.

Keith Paterson, Beca Business Director – Canterbury Rebuild says "The Canterbury Safety Charter is an excellent initiative and entirely consistent with our approach to health and safety. The Charter will hold signatories to account at all levels of operation from project leadership, management and design, through to the construction and handover. Overall, we expect safer projects driving design construction, operation and maintenance."

"We are looking forward to being part of the Charter and actively demonstrating our commitment to rebuilding Canterbury safely."

The official signing on Wednesday 10 June, was held at Addington Raceway in Christchurch at an event hosted by WorkSafe New Zealand and Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

About the Charter

The vision of the Charter is: By demonstrating leadership and working together, we will rebuild Canterbury safely and create a legacy we can be proud of. Supporting the vision are 10 commitments and actions around:

  1. Leadership
  2. Engagement & consultation
  3. Critical risk
  4. Site safety risk
  5. Reporting 
  6. Training
  7. Site induction
  8. Personal protective equipment
  9. Impairment
  10. Health & wellbeing

For more information, visit www.safetycharter.org.nz or watch the video below.