Federal Safety Commissioner applauds the Regional Rail Link Authority

The Federal Safety Commissioner, Alan Edwards, visited the Regional Rail Link Authority in Melbourne on 27th June 2014. The $4.1 billion rail infrastructure project, jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian governments, is in its final stages, and will remove major bottlenecks in Victoria's rail network.

The Authority applied the OFSC’s Model Client Guidelines right from the initial concept design phase, ensured workplace safety was a central focus through the tender phase, and actively drove a strong safety culture throughout the project’s delivery. The Regional Rail Link project highlights the widespread safety benefits a model client can deliver through collaborative and active engagement with Scheme accredited companies - benefits which flowed through to subcontractors and the thousands of workers involved in the project.

Mr Edwards praised the Authority’s “model client” approach to safety right from the start of the project, and discussed options to communicate some of the best practice learnings to assist other agencies managing Scheme projects.

For more information on the Model Client initiative, please refer to the OFSC’s Model Client page.

Allen Garner (Chief Operating Officer), Alan Edwards, Corey Hannett (Chief Executive Officer) and Kelvin Doyle (Director, Safety

From left to right: Allen Garner (Chief Operating Officer), Alan Edwards (Federal Safety Commissioner), Corey Hannett (Chief Executive Officer) and Kelvin Doyle (Director, Safety).