Health and safety management is critical to the success of the Crossrail and we will aspire to deliver the Elizabeth line in a way that achieves zero harm across the programme.
Crossrail remains committed to the health and safety of our workforce and of those who live and work around every one of our sites.
COMPETENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Currently the Crossrail operates within its own management arrangements and competence requirements suitable for construction related activities. With the entry into ROGS, the Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLI) Rule Book and Safety Management Systems will come into effect.
A Safety Management System is a formal arrangement for managing a safe working environment. It defines roles and responsibilities and sets arrangements for safety mechanisms. All operators are required to have in place arrangements for managing safety risks and monitoring the performance of their safety system.
With the changing environment and shift from construction to operations, Crossrail requires everyone who works on our sites and assets to be fully aware of how to continue working safely, ensuring that we maintain our focus on Target Zero and getting everyone home safe and unharmed every day.
In support of these changes an extensive Health and Safety campaign has been launched with the aim of briefing staff at all levels, and across the supply chain, ensuring everyone understands the changes to the rules and ways of working as TfL become the infrastructure manager and the central section stations, such as Farringdon, are handed over. This also provides clarity regarding the way in which construction work will continue and be planned and delivered safely beyond Trial Running under the infrastructure manager’s control.
KEY PRINCIPLES DURING TRANSITION TO OPERATIONAL RAILWAY
Crossrail will ensure our planning is done well in advance and is robust with the correct protection measures in place to ensure we get everyone home safe and unharmed every day.