Olympic Park workforce has achieved another set of a million hours
worked without a reportable accident, the Olympic Delivery Authority
(ODA) has announced today.
means that the construction project will have clocked up seven sets
of a million working hours without a reportable accident since the
ODA gained possession of the site in the summer of 2007. There are
now over 3,300 workers on site and construction has started on the
Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Olympic Village as well as the
site-wide utilities and infrastructure work.
Waterman, Head of Health and Safety for the ODA said: “We
are now in the ‘big build’ phase with larger numbers of workers,
vehicles and work being carried out across the site, and we are not
complacent about the challenges this will bring.
can be no compromise. The safety and well-being of the workers on the
Olympic Park site will always be the number one priority for everyone
on this project.”
McKenzie, Department for Work and Pensions Minister with
responsibility for Health and Safety, said: "The ODA is to be
congratulated for their commitment to their workers' health and
safety at the Olympic Park.
the figures prove is that health and safety does not need to be
compromised when undertaking large contracts with demanding
deadlines. As we move closer to 2012 and the completion of these
important venues and infrastructure that same commitment will be more
important than ever."
announcement coincides with the latest series of Health and Safety
workshops for children living near the sites of London 2012 venues.
Ahead of the start of construction work on the Broxbourne site in
June, a health and safety educational programme has been launched in
ten primary schools in Hertfordshire and Essex.
workshops use drama to communicate the importance of staying safe
when living or going to school near to a construction site. Using
storytelling, props and costumes, the actors will give a theatrical
performance to groups of around thirty children at a time. The
children will then discuss what they have watched and participate in
an interactive drama session.
a service to our readers, Around the Rings will provide verbatim
texts of selected press releases issued by Olympic-related
organizations, federations, businesses and sponsors.
press releases appear as sent to Around the Rings and are not edited
for spelling, grammar or punctuation.
complete source of news about the Olympics is www.aroundtherings.com,
for subscribers only.