We are aware of a video and commentary posted to a CFMEU social media page which claims to reveal a non-functioning emergency chemical shower at one of our Forrestfield-Airport Link sites.
A full audit of all our chemical showers, conducted within hours of the post appearing, has demonstrated all six showers are plumbed and fully functioning.
All showers are routinely checked and tested monthly. We have had no recent reports of any emergency shower being out of order or tagged non-operational. All workers are trained to immediately report faulty equipment.
We regret the continued misleading and inaccurate attacks on our project and categorically deny the accusations levelled at our approach to safety.
As stated recently, WorkSafe has completed more than 35 inspections since construction started and last inspected the sites on 9 November. There were no notices raised.
We continue to provide unions with access to relevant areas 3-4 times every week. Unions have made almost 300 visits to our eight sites since construction commenced.
As in all large infrastructure projects, we are subject to quality assurance and independent verification at every stage, the majority of which is commissioned by our client, and both the Federal and WA Governments.
We note the CFMEU has said it is willing to work with SI-NRW and other stakeholders. We look forward to a more constructive engagement in the future based on a demonstrated positive and collaborative approach from the Union to the safe and successful delivery of this landmark piece of WA transport infrastructure.
– Statement attributable to SI-NRW Project Director Richard Graham