Ōtākaro is a health and safety leader, committed to a culture that holds safety as a core part of its identity. It is doing this through:
- The Board and Management modeling behaviours that it expects from staff and contractors
- Establishing best practice health and safety approaches in the field and in the office environment, monitoring adherence to these practices and taking immediate corrective actions, if required
- Ensuring that the Company, and those who are working for the Company, meet all health, safety and environmental regulatory obligations.
The Company is a signatory to the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter, which was developed in the early days of the Canterbury Rebuild as a way of making sure everyone who works in construction in Canterbury goes home safe and healthy every night. It’s an agreement on health and safety between more than 340 organisations are involved. Signing the Charter means that Ōtākaro will meet or work towards the Charter’s ten commitments and detailed actions.
Below, Tom Hepi, the Project Health, Safety and Environment Manager for Ōtākaro is carrying out a safety observation at the Durham Street An Accessible City project.