CONSTRUCTION on all level crossing removal projects will resume from today (Tuesday 5 October), after a 2-week industry-wide shutdown to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Workers on major transport infrastructure projects have spent the past two weeks getting vaccinated to help keep worksites and the community safe.
Strict processes will be in place to check and record the vaccination status of workers entering construction sites.
Over the next few days, Victorians may notice some workers returning to site to prepare for work starting again next week.
The Level Crossing Removal Project is currently resequencing their construction schedule to determine new end dates for our major construction blitzes on the and Frankston line.
Ventilation plans have been put in place for indoor rest areas to ensure worksites are complying with new construction public health orders, requiring the entire air volume of crib/meal rooms to be replaced or filtered five to six times an hour, or around every 10 to 12 minutes.
Additional measures making worksites even safer include new physical distancing markers, better ventilation in site sheds and the presence of COVID-19 safety marshals.
Compliance and safety teams have conducted almost 11,000 checks across sites during the pandemic. These inspections will ramp up in the coming weeks.
“We’ve worked closely with our building partners, the unions and broader construction industry to get our worksites and workers reset and ready to restart work on 5 October.” said a spokeperson for the Level Crossing Removal Project.
“This is a challenging time for Victoria, and we are focused on boosting our safety efforts even further to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep building big for Victoria.”