Leadership and worker involvement on the Olympic Park

Lucy D, Tamkin P, Tyers C, Hicks B | Research Report 896 | Health and Safety Executive | Sep 2011

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The Olympic Park proved to be a unique experience, both in terms of the construction of a complex set of venues and associated infrastructure, and in terms of the way in which it was done with considerable regard to a set of values and targets, including a high priority given to safety.

The HSE commissioned this research into leadership and worker involvement across projects on the Park to understand the degree to which approaches impacted positively or negatively and could be transferable to other construction projects and industries.

More specifically, this research project sought to explore the range of initiatives and approaches used, their impact on worker involvement, attitudes and behaviours, and other desired outcomes and the context in which they were effective or ineffective.