Olympics' construction phase: Almost free of work accidents

The construction of buildings for the 2012 London Olympic Games has so far been almost free of accidents at work.

This was celebrated at the 2011 Olympic Delivery Authority Safety, Health and Environment Awards last week, which were partly organised by the British Safety Council.

A five-minute film has been produced by the council, celebrating the safety record on the London Olympic site.

Lynda Armstrong, chair of trustees at the British Safety Council, said she is proud of the contribution that the council's members have made to the "safest Games ever".

"Their professionalism and competence is a beacon to health and safety managers across the world," she added.

Ms Armstrong went on to say that this needs to continue so that no more accidents at work take place during the remaining phases of construction.

Last month, the Health and Safety Executive started a tour of colleges and construction sites in the north-west in an attempt to cut the number of accidents at work that take place in the area.

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