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HSE SEEK TO SPREAD OLYMPICS BEST PRACTICE

ODA Safety Chief offers insight into achieving “outstanding” safety performance 

Lawrence Waterman, Head of Health and Safety for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the headline speaker at a seminar entitled CDM (Construction Design and Management) and the Olympic Park – Current Best Practice at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth, Newcastle on Wednesday 12 October 2011.

The event is part of the Working Well Together campaign in partnership with HSE and the construction industry. For more information and to book a place contact Vikki Munro at Working Well Together NE on 0191 228 0900 or email cetgne@aol.com.

Mr Waterman will describe how “outstanding health and safety performance has been achieved” and provide an insight into the future for the industry and the changes that can be made to create improvements, no matter what size the organisation.

New and practical solutions

The HSE website provides a series of short case studies to promote some of the new and practical solutions used to manage health, safety and welfare during construction of the London 2012 projects. HSE hope they will be of help to others working in construction and inspire further ideas to deal with hazards and manage risk.

Rob Hirst, HSE Principal Inspector for the Construction Division in the North East, explained:

“From its inception the ODA declared that its aim was to be a leader in health and safety, integrating these objectives into planning, design and construction operations, together with enhancing workforce wellbeing. And the safety record of the massive Olympic Park construction project has been exemplary.

With around 35,000 workers on site since construction began and over 66 million hours worker, there have been 109 reportable injuries and no work-related fatalities. The workforce recently completed three million hours without a single reportable injury”

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