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Community safety during construction

To ensure the ongoing safety of the community, workers and the environment, a number of safety measures have been implemented during construction.

Construction measures

The following safety measures are used during construction: 

  • Signage or fencing to identify the project boundary and work site
  • Traffic controls and reduced speed limits in place through the roadworks and for works conducted nearby to public roads
  • Traffic switches will occasionally be used to allow machinery to operate in areas where a safe distance needs to be maintained between the works and the community, such as the installation of drainage works or piling
  • The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as high visibility shirts, steel cap boots, helmets and safety glasses 
  • Temporary road signage to identify traffic changes.

Community measures

For everyone’s safety, there are a few things members of the community can do too, including:

  • slowing down around roadworks and following all signs and directions given by traffic controllers
  • staying out of the worksite at all times
  • keeping pets and animals out of the worksite
  • reporting any damaged or fallen signs or barricading so they can be repaired.

Contact details

Phone: 0417 106 134

Media gallery

Image of exclusion zones for lifting activities on a Mackay Ring Road construction site.
Exclusion zones for lifting activities—Mackay Ring Road construction site.

Image of two works at sand extraction site at pioneer river
Personal protective equipment in use on Mackay Ring Road construction site.

Image of heavy equipment in use at a Mackay Ring Road construction site.
Heavy equipment in use at Mackay Ring Road construction site.

Last updated
19 March 2020