Leadership and Worker Involvement | EEF

Leadership and Worker Involvement

Learning from London 2012

The health and safety record of the construction project for London 2012 is not only a lesson for the industry; it’s a lesson for the whole health and safety profession

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) recorded over 60 million man hours worked and staffing peaked at over 12,000 workers. Yet, the project had zero accident related fatalities and an accident rate of 0.17 – less than half that of the construction industry.

The events showcase how leadership and worker involvement in health and safety led to one of the most successful Olympic builds in history. With leading speakers from the ODA, the Institute for Employment Studies, the TUC, Tata Steel and EEF the events provide insight into how health and safety was put at the heart of the project from every perspective and how the lessons learned can be translated into manufacturing.

The events are supported by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) as part of the 2012-13 Healthy Workplaces Campaign Working together for risk prevention.

Who Should Attend?

  • Health and Safety practitioners
  • Those with the responsibility for health and safety in the workplace

Why Attend?

  • Hear from the project’s key people on how they achieved an exemplary health and safety record
  • Learn how to implement the London 2012 health and safety strategies and practices in a manufacturing environment
  • Get first hand insight into how to secure leadership from the top, embed competence throughout the workforce and achieve worker engagement in health and safety
  • Hear how Tata Steel are applying the leadership lessons at their sites


10.30 - Delegate arrival and registration – Tea/Coffee on arrival

11.00 - Introduction and welcome by Terry Woolmer, EEF Head of Health and Safety Policy (event Chair)

11.05 - The London 2012 Construction project: Health and safety as an enabler for success

  • Melodie Gilbert, Olympic Delivery Authority

11.35 - Leadership and worker involvement practice on the Olympic Park – main research findings on approaches which can be transferred to other construction projects and to industry more widely.

  • Penny Tamkin, Associate Director for the Institute for Employment Studies

12.05 - Taking the lessons learned out to the manufacturing sector (worker perspective)

  • Nigel Bryson of Bryson Consulting, former Director of Health and Environment for GMB (Birmingham), Doug Russell, Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers (Warrington), Sarah Page, Prospect (Cambridge)

12.35 - 13.30 Networking buffet lunch + Refreshments

13.30 - Taking the lessons learned out to the manufacturing sector (employer perspective)

  • Andrew Page, Director of Health and Safety, Tata Steel

14.00 - What can Manufacturing industry do differently in the light of the London 2012 experience?

  • Q&A panel session chaired by Terry Woolmer

14.30 - Event close

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