Business case seems to miss worker safety

Cover of MM-Business-Case-Feb-2016-Vol-1-WEBThe Victorian Government has released the business case for the Melbourne Metro Rail project, a project that involves extensive tunnelling and high risk activities.  Most of the discussion about safety in the document seems to focus more on end-user benefits than on those who will be constructing the project.  The business case can be seen as a missed opportunity to promote safety in design in major infrastructure projects, to emphasise the integral part worker safety plays in delivering a project and in establishing a safe project to be proud of well into the future.

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