Industry commitments to sector transformation

The Accord Development Group recognises industry must take a lead role in sector transformation. Industry have committed to four change initiatives.

Enhanced leadership, collaboration and organisation – coordinate industry representation and initiatives

The Accord Development Group is committed to working with government to deliver a construction sector transformation plan by the end of 2019. In this second phase of the Accord process, the Group will work with wider sector representatives to consult, build support and incorporate existing work programmes into the transformation plan.

Improved health and safety – industry-led changes to culture and approach

The industry is committed to supporting Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) to take leadership on improving health and safety performance in the industry. CHASNZ will target clear expectations, consistency of standards, and workforce competency across the industry. It will support health and safety as an integral part of construction business ensuring there is a specific focus on information sharing, worker engagement and empowerment, mental health and wellbeing, and safety leadership as an ethical responsibility across the supply chain.

Better risk management – knowledge sharing

The Group will initiate the development of a workshop programme for industry training and knowledge sharing on risk management, within six months. This programme will build the industry’s capability to understand, value and manage risk.

Grow workforce capability and capacity – partnering to address skill gaps

The Group will support the government Construction Skills Action Plan by collaborating with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to assist in identifying specific skill shortage areas and future requirements. Industry, government and education providers will then collaborate through the second stage of the Construction Skills Action Plan to build capability where needed.

Last updated: 14 November 2019