Health and safety
Safety and wellbeing are part of Sydney Metro's six core values.
Our priority is to send everyone home safely every day – employees, contractors, customers and members of the community.
We collaborate with our partners, operators and broader industry to create a strong health and safety culture, driving behaviours to positively influence health and safety.
Protecting worker health
Exposure to silica dust is a key risk in the construction industry. That’s why at Sydney Metro we put a lot of effort into protecting worker health.
It’s a commitment we share with our delivery partners, making sure that everyone goes home safe at the end of the day – both now, and in the many years to come.
At our Central Station site, Sydney Metro’s Director of Health Kate Cole takes us through a great example of the way we’re managing silica dust across our projects.
To find out more, read our case studies on Silica dust control during demolition, Real-time monitoring for silica dust and Controlling silica dust at Central Station.
Safety in design
The discussions about health and safety start in the design stage of major projects. This is where we can have the most impact in relation to ensuring positive health and safety outcomes and the implementation of higher order controls.
Impacts on workers, community and customers’ health and safety were key considerations in the construction of the new Sydney International Speedway being delivered as part of the Sydney Metro West works.
Take a look at how the team at Sydney Metro worked with specialists in motorsport and speedway design to inform its health and safety guidelines and work processes to keep our people, works and communities safe.
Be truck aware
Please be aware of Sydney Metro construction activity in the CBD and to stay safe around construction sites.
As Sydney Metro construction increases in the CBD, please keep safety in mind – pay attention when crossing the road, be aware of increased truck movements and watch out for changed conditions around construction sites.
The new metro station construction sites look similar to other major development sites in the CBD – with buildings coming down, then excavation work deep underground before the new stations start to take shape.
Work, health and safety commitment statement COVID-19
The NSW Government and Delivery Partners are committed to a healthy, safe and sustainable construction industry. The health and wellbeing of the workforce – and the community – is at the forefront of our minds. In this rapidly changing environment, the NSW Government and industry are united in securing a collaborative pathway forward.
Find out more:
Work, health and safety commitment statement from the construction sector
COVID-19 work, health and safety guidance for NSW Construction sites