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Olympic delivery partner signs up to safety standards

London 2012's project manager CLM, the consortium of CH2M Hill, Laing O'Rourke and Mace, yesterday signed up to the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) health and safety standards.
ODA chief executive David Higgins said: 'Health and safety is our number one priority. It is vital that we ensure that the workers constructing the facilities for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are kept safe and healthy. It is not just about reducing risk and injury but promoting good health in the workforce.'Health and safety is at the heart of our planning for the project and I am very pleased that CLM have today committed to our health and safety standard.'CLM chief executive Ron Brooks said: 'We must do our utmost to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of our workforces as we deliver this exciting project. As with every part of this project it is vital that we get the planning right. This standard shows that we are doing that for health and safety.'Our role as delivery partner is to ensure that all work meets the highest possible health and safety standards.'The ODA HS&E Standard was published earlier this year based around the principles of consultation and engagement and minimising risk for construction workers with the aim of making the London 2012 Games healthier and safer by design.It includes the targets of just one reportable accident for every million man hours worked and no phase of construction work being allowed to start until sufficient health and safety plans and method statements have been fully developed and adopted.

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