Labour minister Kate WilkinsonTuesday 02 October 2012, 1:45PM
Media release from Labour minister Kate Wilkinson
Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has today welcomed the arrival of
Judith Hackitt, Chair of the United Kingdom Health and Safety
Ms Hackitt will deliver a series of speeches and presentations with
New Zealand government officials, health and safety practitioners
and business leaders as part of Safety 2012, the 11th World
Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.
"Ms Hackitt is a recognised global expert on workplace safety and
occupational health," Ms Wilkinson says.
"The United Kingdom has one of the best health and safety records
of any industrialised country, so we are keen to learn how we can
improve the safety of New Zealand's workplaces."
Ms Hackett will visit Christchurch tomorrow to speak to government
and construction industry leaders about the city's rebuild.
Ms Hackitt will discuss the construction of the London 2012 Olympic
Park and Athlete's Village, a project that required 60 million
hours of work in hazardous environments but was achieved on time,
on budget and without a single fatality.
"A successful Christchurch rebuild is a priority for the
Government, we want to examine what made the London 2012
construction project so successful and apply everything we can to
make Christchurch a similar success story."
Information on Ms Hackitt and her role with the UK Health and
Safety Executive is available at this link:
Information on Safety 2012 is available here: http://www.conference.co.nz/worldsafety2012/home