Construction Workers At Heathrow Achieve Safety Record

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS at Heathrow have been commended for having worked more than 4,000,000 hours without a reportable injury – breaking the airport’s previous safety record by 1,000,000 hours.
The airport’s 2,500-strong construction workforce is employed across 35 projects building a host of new facilities designed to improve the passengers’ travelling experience.  BAA says that the achievement is: “significantly better than the industry norm and is all the more impressive given the fact that construction work is being carried out without any impact on the operations at the airport’s terminals.”
Mike Evans, Heathrow’s head of health and safety said: “The key to our safety record is ongoing engagement with our suppliers and workforce to constantly improve safety performance.  While I am delighted with this achievement, I am mindful that it’s not about our statistics; it’s about everyone going home safely at the end of every shift, while ensuring we keep all our passengers and staff safe.”
Around £100 million is being spent each month on upgrading and improving facilities at Heathrow in the UK’s biggest privately funded regeneration project.  Central to this is a £2.2 billion replacement for Terminal 2 which is set to open in 2014.
A new safety campaign called: ‘We’re Heathrow Safe.  And proud of it’ was recently launched at the airport.