Bosses at The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) are celebrating reaching two million working hours without a reportable accident occurring.
According to the ODA, since since July over 2,000 workers have been engaged in clearing the site of the the ‘Big 5’ venues – the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre, the IBC/MPC, the Velopark and the Olympic Village – ready for the start of construction.
This work has seen over 1.3 million tonnes of soil is being cleaned of contamination.
On the Olympic Stadium site alone over 800,000 tonnes of soil – enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall nine times over – has had to be been taken away to be re-used elsewhere on the site. The work has completed to dig the Stadium bowl and construction will begin in May, 3 months ahead of schedule.
ODA Chairman John Armitt said: “To achieve more than two million hours without a reportable accident on a project of this size and scale is a great achievement and is thanks to the hard work and dedication of teams on the site.”
“Over the last year, around 180 buildings have been demolished and thousands of tonnes of soil tested and cleaned in a challenging demolition and earthworks programme. This has not only been achieved on time and to schedule but to the very highest standards of health and safety.”