Health and safety

Health and Safety

Safe and secure delivery of the Olympic Park

The health and safety of workers has always been the number one priority for the ODA.

The workforce on the Olympic Park and Athletes’ Village sites in east London peaked at 13,000, and a total of 40,000 people will have worked on the project by the time it is complete.

As a best-practice organisation, the ODA and its contractors have been fully compliant with all applicable UK and European legislation and standards.

The ODA has provided a safe and secure environment by designing venues, facilities, infrastructure and transport to help eliminate health and safety hazards during construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning – and to meet the needs of operational security during the Games.

A combination of contractor involvement and strong leadership in managing potential risks has resulted in high health and safety standards being maintained. The accident frequency rate for the Olympic Park, is well below the industry average and below the national average for all workplaces.

As well as focusing on preventing harm, the ODA implemented occupational health facilities, – Park Health and Village Health – to ensure the well-being of all involved in the project. Over 2,000 workers were seen each month by the health teams on the Park and in the Village.