Tideway has announced that it has recruit Steve Hails to oversee safety on the new 25km super sewer project.
Hails was previously director of health and safety for Crossrail and Tideway says his recruitment is a “new beginning in health, safety and wellbeing” for the project.
Hails, whose official title will be director of health, safety and wellbeing, has more than 20 years’ experience managing health and safety in the construction industry, having previously worked in the energy sector before taking the lead at Crossrail.
“Having seen the safe delivery of the main construction work at Crossrail, it seemed fitting to move to London’s newest infrastructure project at Tideway, to help learn from the experiences we’ve had tunnelling under London, to try and ensure we improve even further on the UK’s exemplary health, safety and wellbeing standards,” said Hails.
“I’m already very impressed with the commitment Tideway has shown to transforming health, safety and wellbeing in the construction industry, by taking a fresh approach to staff inductions and engagement.
“I intend to carry on with all of the excellent initiatives already in place, and to expand on these even further to help realise the ambition that Tideway has to ensure anyone working on the project, leaves even healthier at the end as they were at the beginning.
“This is a very exciting new chapter for me, and I’m keen to get going to see how we can meet our aspirations for health and safety and how we might influence further improvements in the wider construction industry.”