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Safe Work Month

Posted on October 19th, 2017

Photo: Logan Enhancement Project workers discussing the importance of safety.

With changed traffic conditions now in-place within the Logan Enhancement Project corridor, it is timely for the project team to recognise the importance of Safe Work Month.

Safe Work Month, which is held in October each year, is about committing to improving work health and safety and remembering our most important reasons for staying safe at work.

Transurban Queensland Project Director, Andrew Baker, said to recognise the month, talks were held with workers about the importance of safety on the project, specifically when working in close proximity to live traffic.

“The safety of our workers and road users that travel past our work sites is Transurban Queensland’s top priority,” Andrew said.

“Roadwork speed limits are just one of the many safety initiatives employed on the project for the safety of workers and road users.

“Roadworks on the motorways are generally undertaken at night or on weekends when traffic volumes are lower, and work off the motorways is generally carried out behind safety barriers, which provides benefits to both workers and road users.

“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. It is easy to become complacent when with driving through roadworks. We ask that road users always obey roadwork speed limits and traffic control signage – to ensure that all get home safely, every day,” Andrew said.