Health and Safety Reform: Watch the road not the cones

Health and Safety Reform: Watch the road not the cones
The minister for workplace relations and safety, Brooke van Velden. (Image: NZME)
Jeff Sissons
Early signs for the minister for workplace relations and safety, Brooke van Velden’s review of the health and safety system, are not promising. The minister said in her press release: “Our health and safety culture can be summed up by the sea of orange road cones that have taken over the country. From Santa parades to property development, you can’t get a lot done without having to set up a barricade of cones.”There’s some truth to the minister’s comments on cones: until recently, traffic management was...

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