The National Occupational Health and Safety Service of the Ministry of Employment Productivity and Industrial Relations have carried out an inspection of the MHCC complex in regards to issues circulated through the social media recently.
Minister for Employment, Jone Usamate confirmed that the inspection was carried out by the OHS team together with Engineers from the Suva City Council, the Carpenters Group and HLK Jacob Engineers, the consultant engineers for the construction project,
Usamate adds Inspection was carried out on all levels of the complex including the ground level and the car park. The inspection revealed that no structural damage was caused to the holding structures, including the beam, columns and sheer walls.
Usamate adds based on the site inspections and the technical report from the structural engineers that the building is safe for occupancy and use, my Ministry is in close consultation with the Carpenters Group and the structural engineers regarding the MHCC complex.
Usamate further stated that the National OHS Service will closely monitor any works keeping in mind that safety of the public is paramount.