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RR1051 Assessment of design and leadership during legacy transformation of the Olympic Park following London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Construction of London 2012 was used as an opportunity to help improve standards of health and safety in the construction industry. With the Olympic Delivery Authority as client, London 2012 became the safest Games on record.

There was a desire that legacy transformation of the Olympic Park, following the Games, would follow suit and this research has studied the transformation stage, to: consider how the design process accounted for the requirements of legacy transformation of structures and venues; to understand leadership and worker engagement during this process; and investigate the use of health and safety files.

The research has provided a range of findings to show how best practice was applied to transformation of the venues. Examples of how early consideration of the design for legacy transformation can help reduce some of the potential health and safety risks inherent in any transformation project, such as work at height, have been identified.

Little difference was seen in leadership and worker engagement between those involved in building the venues and those responsible for their transformation. The continuity of supervision and key personnel throughout this project has made it much harder to separate out the particular role of the health and safety files.

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Updated 2015-06-26