SCIRT and the NZ Red Cross – working together
SCIRT and the Red Cross are working together to support the people of Christchurch.
One of the ways that SCIRT does this is by partnering when we visit people who are about to be affected by our road works.
Some construction work creates unwanted effects, such as noise, dust or vibrations. SCIRT contractors try to minimise this as much as possible. But when essential services are buried deeply or are close to private properties, the construction effects for residents cannot always be avoided.
What SCIRT can do is advise people that this work is about to begin and find out about any special requirements that people may have. For example, nurse/doctor visits, Meals on Wheels or planned works on private property.
Given the scale of the rebuild programme, SCIRT is always looking at ways to increase the value in what it does. With the support of the Red Cross volunteers we are able to visit more residents without adding to overall costs and more quickly make support services available, if necessary.
SCIRT appreciates how stressful it can be for people to have road works outside their front gate, so it’s great to be able to stand alongside the Red Cross as Christchurch moves forward on the rebuild.