Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Noise and vibration from refurbishment work on Level 5, Building 1 at the Canberra Hospital

From the ACT Health Redevelopment Unit:

Level 5 of Building 1 at Canberra Hospital was vacated in the second half of 2012 when various services and functions were transferred to Stage One of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children. Level 5 is now being refurbished to provide a total of 60 new hospital beds.

The early parts of the refurbishment work will involve grinding old vinyl floor adhesive from the floor. This work will generate some unavoidable noise. All efforts are being made to minimise the disruption wherever possible.

The noisy works will commence on Thursday, 11 July and will continue into August 2013.  Staff, patients and visitors directly above, below and surrounding the site may be affected by the noise and vibration. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Staff, patients and visitors are reminded to take care around ACT Health construction sites. Please observe all directional signs, speed limit signs, barricades and direction from traffic controllers during the construction of new ACT Health buildings and infrastructure.

Construction sites are clearly barricaded to prevent entry and can only be accessed by: construction site personnel; pre-arranged deliveries; ACT Health representatives (i.e. Redevelopment Unit); and others that have pre-arranged site visits and/or meetings and have an escort from the appointed construction company project manager at all times (i.e. Workplace Safety, B&I, etc).  Anyone who does not meet the above criteria and who accesses a construction site is putting themselves at risk of harm and potential disciplinary action.

Please Note: Accessing a construction site without permission is a breach of ACT Health Work Health & Safety Policy and the Work Health and Safety legislation and could incur a fine of up to $150,000 and/or a possible jail term for individuals found in breach of this legislation.

For more information, please contact the Redevelopment Unit on 6174 8100 or by email HIP@act.gov.au.

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