WSP takes health and safety seriously. As a leader in the infrastructure field we are constantly looking to learn from past experiences and to offer these learnings to the profession at large.
On the 21st February 2017, the scaffolding erected below the Panmure Bridge in Auckland collapsed. Thankfully there were no serious injuries.
The profession has a good understanding of the health and safety requirements on site as described in NZS3910. However, as we discussed the incident it became clear that there is a gap in understanding in the profession between the overarching requirements described in the Health and Safety at Work Act and what is prescribed in NZS3910. As a result WSP proposed that we develop guidance for the profession to ensure that the learnings from the incident are spread throughout the profession.