Safety is­sues raised at con­struc­tion site

Talk of the Town - - News - ROB KNOWLES

CON­CERNS were raised by a res­i­dent re­gard­ing a large hole that was ex­posed at the con­struc­tion site at the Her­itage Mall last week.

With the on­go­ing build­ing work at the mall, space in the car park has been re­duced by sev­eral square me­tres, ne­ces­si­tat­ing vis­i­tors to the mall to walk be­side the cor­ru­gated steel bound­ary sheets that se­cure the build­ing site.

The hole was big enough for a small child to fall into, ac­cord­ing to the res­i­dent, who also pro­vided pho­tos of the open con­struc­tion site and buck­led bricks in the paving.

Talk of the Town re­ported the prob­lem to mall own­ers Western Gruppe on Satur­day and when a TotT re­porter vis­ited the mall on Sun­day, we found the area had been cor­doned off. Her­itage Mall cen­tre man­ager Zanel Ven­ter re­sponded to TotT’s queries and asked that any com­plaints and con­cerns re­gard­ing the build­ing work at the mall be re­ported to her. Ven­ter’s of­fices are lo­cated on the first floor of the mall op­po­site Mr Price.

“The con­struc­tion com­pany, KMG Con­struc­tion, has an ex­cel­lent safety record. We apologise for any con­cerns raised and will con­tinue to make safety a pri­or­ity dur­ing con­struc­tion,” Ven­ter said.

HAZ­ARDOUS: In ad­di­tion to miss­ing fenc­ing around the work site, con­cern was raised about an ex­posed hole at Her­itage Mall last Fri­day

Pic­ture: JON HOUZET

DAM­AGE CON­TROL: The con­struc­tion site at the Her­itage Mall was again fenced off by Sun­day

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.