Media Release: Slow down to keep our teams safe

News
03 Mar 2021

As part of their latest safety campaign, WEL Networks are urging the public to slow down through its work sites to keep their teams safe.

The campaign aims to remind drivers of the importance of adhering to traffic management instructions which are in place to protect the important work that is being done on-site.

Each year 60 per cent of the jobs WEL carries out are roadside across its 6,800km network.

Chief Executive Garth Dibley says the company needs the community’s help to bring their teams’ home safely.

“Here at WEL, we prioritise the safety of our staff and our community so please slow down through our work sites. It only takes a speeding driver to lose control or a moment’s inattention to have tragic consequences. Help us keep our teams safe and follow all traffic management instructions. We want everyone to get home safe, every day.”

Between 2015 to 2019, WorkSafe reports that 69 per cent of New Zealand’s work-related acute fatalities were linked to vehicles.

ENDS


For media enquiries:

Samantha Clasper, Communications Business Partner, WEL Networks

samantha.clasper@wel.co.nz | 021 198 1093