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Target Zero

Target Zero - logo

Safety is Crossrail’s number one value.  Nothing is so important or urgent that we can’t do it safely.

Target Zero – A State of Mind, is our key to ensuring a world-class Health and Safety standard across the programme, protecting the work environment and keeping everyone safe. Crossrail has entered the next phase of the project, and Target Zero has been updated to reflect this.


Target Zero is based on three core principals:

  • We all have the right to go home unharmed every day
  • We believe that all harm is preventable
  • We must all work together to achieve this


Crossrail Target Zero and Golden Rules banner

The Golden Rules have been created in partnership with the Crossrail workforce. The shared aim is to provide a common set of behavioural rules that underpin safe and healthy working. The rules were set to provide clear and concise direction and to inspire people to take greater personal responsibility for health and safety.

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Respect the basics

  • Turn up fit and ready for work
  • Plan and prepare for your task safely
  • Observe pedestrian routes, signage and area restrictions

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Assess the risks

  • Know your means of escape and the boundaries your work place
  • Stop, report and review if things change or don't look right
  • Consider the health impacts of every task

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Check the site

  • Keep all walkways clear
  • Look out for hazards - don't walk by
  • Keep your work area tidy and consider the other work areas you could impact
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Follow work area rules

  • Follow workplace rules
  • Comply with the safe systems of work
  • Do not enter exclusion zones or prohibited areas
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Support each other

  • Speak up, if you think something might be wrong
  • Share your observations at daily briefings
  • Always watch out for everyone at work

High-risk activities

There are also specific high-risk activities that must be managed in line with the necessary systems of work and permits.

Our focus is how we conduct ourselves at work on a daily basis: how we think, how we act, what we say and how we look out for each other.

Nine key activities have been identified as high risk across the Crossrail project. They need to be carefully managed with a higher level of control that is in line with our detailed systems of work.

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