Inland Rail partners with MATES in Construction

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The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has partnered with MATES in Construction to ensure there is a dedicated focus on suicide prevention and early intervention in the Inland Rail project’s workforce.

The $100,000 partnership forms part of ARTC’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of employees and contractors working on Inland Rail.

ARTC Interim Chief Executive, Inland Rail, Rebecca Pickering said ARTC has a shared vision with MATES in Construction.

“MATES in Construction delivers a vital service within our industry, and we’re proud to partner with them because ARTC understands the importance of their work to ensure our workers are looking after themselves both physically and mentally,” Pickering said.

“Through the partnership, we hope all workers on our sites take up the opportunity to reach out to someone about how they’re getting on and seek help if they’re feeling vulnerable.

“MATES in Construction will also be working in collaboration with our contracting partners to engage directly with workers on site, which will help ensure they have access to vital support if they need it.”

The partnership will directly support the delivery of MATES in Construction programs to all Inland Rail construction sites in Queensland and New South Wales.

Read more at Inside Construction.