That is why our work transforming the Park has been undertaken with an unrivalled safety and health record, not just preventing accidents but also enhancing the well-being of the workforce.
We also work with contractors and companies around the Park to develop good standards for health and safety in the area, including our Fit for Legacy scheme which helps companies to tender for public sector opportunities.
Contractors working for us on the Park have a real chance to develop their systems, training for their teams, and engagement with a terrific health programme that does everything from managing dust exposure to running information sessions on bowel cancer. Once contractors have worked for us they are in a strong position to offer other clients a healthy and safe approach to construction works, and many public bodies are looking for that.
Children and young people
In addition to our wider work to make sure the Park is safe for visitors, we have a particular approach for our younger visitors. Children and young people need active play to test their abilities and learn about taking and managing risks in a managed environment.
As Play England has stated, "Children need and want to take risks when they play. Play provision aims to respond to these needs and wishes by offering children stimulating, challenging environments for exploring and developing their abilities. In doing this, play provision aims to manage the level of risk so that children are not exposed to unacceptable risks of death or serious injury".
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has adopted a simple strategy of risk and benefit analysis. Risks shouldn’t be extreme, serious injury should be avoided, but children and young people need to be allowed to learn by exploring exciting, challenging environments and activities. That is why there are climbing walls, scramble nets, rotating logs and other facilities across the Park designed for children to both enjoy and test themselves. We routinely monitor what is happening and investigate incidents to see if there is any learning to be gained.