Managing the unexpected. Presented to the Roads Academy Masterclass Nirmal Kotecha 11 May 2011. Why did the mother duck cross the road?. . . . to lead the way of course!. There’s no ducking the issue - we cannot turn the clock back!.
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Presented to the Roads Academy
11 May 2011
The digger started to slide and overturned off the side of the ramp pinning the IP’s foot underneath.
No of questions raised
How was the digger loaded onto the flatbed in the first place?
Why wasn’t he stopped?
Why wasn’t the HIAB used?
How common a practice is this?
20 October 2010
should have been a day to remember
20 October 2010
Why the Vehicle Marshall remained stationary on that one occasion…?
Why the Dozer Driver didn’t see him…?
Do we need vehicle marshalls?
A widow in Romania lost her only son
The impact on the 1,000 people working on these projects is hard to describe
It took 2 weeks before production was back up and running
It took resident councillors to support the team to want to get back up and running
The emotional impact will stay with many for a long time to come
There have been changes made as a result
Not just on the M25 but to all our schemes
But where will our next learning come from…a near miss…a minor accident…a lost time accident…a reportable accident…or worse…
Our challenge is to prevent before it happens!
and Principals Group
Reconciled Performance Data
PG member to call NK personally within 24 hours of a RIDDOR
Sharing details at each meeting
Head of Health and Safety met every consultant and contractor to better understand and address issues
Occupational Health and Behavioural Safety Standards introduced
Sharing incidents and lessons learnt from other parts of business e.g. rail and the quick hitch fatality
HA and Supply Chain working together to influence industry e.g. MEWP dead man switch
Introduction of ALERT process
Major Projects Community Conference 2009 – theme sharing Health & Safety practice across all tiers of the supply chain
What Does Good Look Like
Scheme launch events
AfZ – Road worker and Construction and Maintenance Strategies launched
Health and Safety Toolkit
Independent and Senior Management Audits – and sharing the good and bad practices identified
Health and Safety pre-qualification assessments
Health and Safety Wheel
Working together to reduce live carriage crossings
Sharing and learning best practice across industry – e.g. Crossrail
Regular Health and Safety supply chain workshops
Major Projects AFR reduced by 67% since April 2008
First Principals Group Fatality
M25 Section 4 had previously hit 2m hours without a RIDDOR
Leadership at all levels
Designing for safety
Policy, Process, Procedures
Safety culture and climate