The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has reinforced its commitment to health and safety as the project enters its toughest year so far.Since the project started, the ODA has achieved a health and safety record better than the industry average with a total of eight sets of a million hours worked without a reportable accident.
ODA Chairman John Armitt said: “We have achieved an excellent safety record on the project so far through the commitment and hard work of everyone on the site. However, there are still huge challenges ahead of us as we enter our toughest year.
“The number of workers and activity on site will reach its peak with construction underway in every part of the Olympic Park. The logistical challenge is huge with the workforce increasing to around 11,000, and deliveries increasing from the current rate of around 650 per day to around a 1,000 per day.
“We cannot afford any complacency but I am confident that with what we have achieved to date the foundations for success are firmly in place.”
The Olympic Park has an on-site medical centre with health checks available for every worker. Education and health promotion campaigns are run across the site. The ODA has also conducted one of the largest surveys of construction workers to check attitudes and approaches to health, safety and the environment.