Ports of Auckland’s leaders denied putting profits before safety today, contradicting the findings of the independent health and safety review, before backtracking with CEO Tony Gibson saying he felt sick when he first read it.
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CEO Tony Gibson and chair Bill Osborne backtracked after initially denying putting profits before safety, which contradicts the findings of the independent health and safety review. Source: 1 NEWS
The independent health and safety review, which was released this morning, found the Ports had a culture of putting productivity and profitability over health and safety, as well as problems with risk management after two deaths on the port in three years.
Ports chairman Bill Osborne said it was “certainly not the case” when asked if profit was prioritised over safety.
“That is certainly not the case, we’ve invested heavily in making sure the place is safe and secure, tunnels to keep our people safe away …