According to New Millennium Experience Company site, structures and transport director David Trench the real safety problem on the Greenwich site is 'the guy walking across the site with his head in the air'. He adds: 'The thing that looks dangerous, the work on the cable net, really isn't, because so many precautions are taken. 'But with so much going on above, people on the ground tends to focus attention upward, and they don't watch where they are putting their feet.'
These include the 'perpetual visitors', at least those deemed worthy of a full site visit. 'Wellies and helmets' are restricted to VIPs such as curious MPs and senior executives of the sponsoring organisations. Organised school parties will view the site from the roof of the purpose- built visitors centre currently under construction.
Another complication in the site staff's life is the constant presence of a TV film crew making of yet another fly on the wall documentary. So far the only significant accident to be recorded has been one broken leg - which occurred at ground level.