With the welcome news that Taranaki was the region was the biggest contributor to New Zealand’s economy to the period ending March 2016, it should come as no surprise that the region is also one of the biggest growth areas for employment in the temporary traffic management field. Adequately training your TM and STMS professionals to ensure you meet your obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, is crucial to safeguarding both your business’ future and the health and safety of road workers and users.
Taranaki: A Region Reliant Upon Professionally Trained Temporary Traffic Management Professionals
As per the NZTA regional summary for Taranaki, the economy of the region is built largely upon industry and exports, meaning freight via reliable roading is of paramount importance.
As the second largest dairy processing plant in Australasia, the Fonterra plant in Hawera collects milk from most of the lower North Island, processing up to 14,000 litres of raw milk each day.
Of the 9.26 million tonnes of freight that transited through Taranaki between 2015 and 2018, 91% was transported by road, underlining just how reliant local industry is upon the road infrastructure.
For this reason, it’s unsurprising that a projected $187 million investment was earmarked by the NZTA to be spent on road infrastructure during the same time period.
Providers of temporary traffic management staff must ensure their employees hold valid warrants to undertake Traffic Controller (TC) or Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) work in the New Plymouth and Taranaki region.
Book today with TTM Training and Compliance Ltd to certify your Taranaki based staff, or renew an existing certification through our refresher course.
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