Olympic Park - London Aquatics Centre
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) identified health and safety as its number one priority in the construction of the venues, infrastructure and Athletes’ Village (Olympic park) for London 2012. With Eurosafe Solutions playing a part in the ‘exemplary health and safety record’ of the London 2012 Olympics, which has become a key part of the Olympic legacy.
The London Aquatics Centre is opposite the waterworks river and is part of the 2012 summer Olympic Park. Costing £269 million, the final design started construction in 2008 and completed in 2011. With the Kalzip roof weighing over 3,200 tones and shaped as a wave, this building follows the fluidity of the water in motion whilst also blending with environment around it. Planned to be not just for the Olympics but also for use after the event.
Fall protection specialist Eurosafe Solutions is celebrating the part it played in the ‘exemplary health and safety record’ of the London 2012 Olympics, which has become a key part of the Olympic legacy. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) identified health and safety as its number one priority in the construction of the venues, infrastructure and Athletes’ Village for London 2012. The shape of the Kalzip roof made installation complicated and made safe roof access a major challenge.
Eurosafe played a key role in delivering on the ODA’s commitment to health and safety by providing a specialist fall protection system which allowed safe access for roofing contractors, Lakesmere Ltd, to install the iconic wave roof on the Olympic Aquatic Centre. Fall protection specialist, Eurosafe was awarded a contract to design and implement a fall protection system, using temporary Mansafe systems to allow construction work to be carried out safely on the curved eaves of the roof.
It is a real honour to be associated with the impeccable health and safety record of the London Olympics. We won the contract because of our expertise in designing and installing fall protection systems on many iconic buildings across the UK, Europe and worldwide. Now the restrictions on promoting supplier involvement with the Olympics have been relaxed, we are proud to be able to demonstrate our involvement with this iconic building.
The construction of London 2012 has been labeled a model of health and safety and the IOSH and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have since commissioned Loughborough University to carry out a study into how the safety techniques used for the London Olympic Park can be harnessed to benefit future construction projects.