M5 Motorway Westbound Traffic Upgrade

Independent Verification – Health and Safety in Design

Project Description

The M5 Motorway Westbound Traffic Upgrade project aims to eliminate the issue of westbound vehicles entering the M5 Motorway at Moorebank Avenue by weaving between vehicles exiting to the Hume Highway. This is expected to remove a source of congestion and increase traffic flow efficiency, reduce road incidents and hence improve safety.
Additional potential benefits from this project include:

  • Construction of new bridges able to support noise walls would also address the issue of noise from the M5 at Georges River, which remains a significant source of concern for the local community. The existing bridges cannot support additional loading; and

  • Providing a complement to adjoining projects, allowing road users to realise the full benefit from a network of upgrade projects in the vicinity


Scope of Engagement

Axess provided Independent Verification (IV) of the Health and Safety in Design (HSiD) processes undertaken and outputs produced by the technical advisor, in compliance with Work Health and Safety legislation as embodied in the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice: Safe Design of Structures. As the IV, Axess reviewed the following documents to assess the application of HSiD on the Concept Design of the M5 Motorway Westbound Traffic Upgrade Project: 

  • HSiD Workshop Report

  • Key Design Drawings

  • HSiD Safety Risk Register

 

Key engagement outputs:

  • HSiD IV Report

  • HSiD Certificate 

CLIENT

Transport for NSW

SERVICE

Independent Verification – Health and Safety in Design

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