The Safety in Design Industry Steering Group is a work stream of the Construction Clients’ Group which includes representatives from Massey University, NZTA, Auckland Transport, Christchurch City Council, the Department of Corrections, the Ministry of Education, Genesis Energy, Fulton Hogan, MWH, AECOM and others.  The purpose of this group is to establish a consistent understanding of safety in design under the new legislative regime and create a forum for sharing, challenging and empowering its members to apply these principles.

Health and Safety in Design Position Statement

September 2016

Purpose of this Position Statement

Around the world, analysis of serious incidents shows that almost 60% of injuries can be attributed to the design of the plant, substance or structure.  Analysis of these incidents show that the majority are related to machinery or plant and are caused by people and plant interactions such as inadequate guarding or restraints, lack of interlocking systems or electrical considerations.
This document sets out the position of the members of the CCG in relation to the elements of health and safety in design as they should be applied in New Zealand under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015.

Steering Group

The Safety in Design Industry Steering Group is Chaired by Wendi Croft, Director Health Safety & Wellbeing, Massey University

Get involved

The Safety in Design group holds quaterly Practice Forums.  To subscribe to the invitation list please contact Jo Conway jconway@constructing.co.nz