8 Apr 2020
Work to transform the construction sector through the Construction Sector Accord has pivoted in the last weeks to focus on supporting the industry’s response to Covid-19.
Our Chief Executive, Susan Freeman-Greene, is part of a Construction Sector Accord group working through a response plan to Covid-19. One of our past Presidents, Dean Kimpton, is leading this work with the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE). The work of the group is being provided to the Treasury, Ministers and Cabinet.
On Monday 5 April, the Construction Sector Accord released details of its response plan. The plan has three phases, as follows:
- Phase 1: maintain – retain a viable sector during the shutdown
- Phase 2: restart – ensure readiness to restart works and accelerate projects
- Phase 3: transform – refocus on high performance
Health and safety guidelines
One of the things we have heard a lot about is the need to have clear Covid-19 guidelines in place for workers when level 4 restrictions lift. The Construction Sector Accord, with CHASNZ, is focused on developing guidelines and we expect these to be ready for release soon.
If you would like to discuss the Construction Sector Accord’s work, including any ideas you have about what we should bring to the discussion, please contact Policy and Projects Lead, Jodi Caughley.