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Utility Strikes Reduction Workshops

A joint project between NZUAG and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) has been established, with the aim of identify the issues causing strikes on assets and use various data sources to develop key learnings which could then be used to address strike incidents. It is anticipated findings from the project will be used to inform proposed changes to the National Code of Practice review, scheduled for later this year.

RIMS Forum 2022

RIMS is back again for 2022, to be held 28-29 July at the Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre, 354 Main Street, Palmerston North. The theme for this year’s event is Our Carbon Equation. Day 2 will see an NZUAG presentation on the upcoming review of the National Code of Practice for Utility Operator’s Access for Transport Corridors, which NZUAG has oversight responsibility for. Further details on RIMS 2022, including registration is available here.

NZUAG News edition 18: August 2019

From the Chairman’s Desk

Health and safety must be the top priority when it comes to worksites in transport corridors. There have been a number of deaths and injuries lately that are totally unacceptable. It is incumbent on all of us to make sure that worksites are safe for workers and travelling public. There is a range of responsibilities in this area, including the Health and Safety at Work Act, CoPTTM, Worksafe, Utilities legislation and so on, and the NZUAG Code also has Safety as one of its guiding principles. Civil Contractors NZ is working with NZTA and Worksafe to improve safety around transport corridor worksites, and NZUAG is fully supportive of this work. There is more on this issue below.

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