Identification of safety good practice in the construction and deconstruction of temporary demountable structures

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games saw an unprecedented demand for temporary demountable structures (TDS), both for Games venues and for cultural and other associated events that took place across the UK.

In anticipation of the consequent pressure on the events industry and its supply chain, HSE commissioned the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) to conduct research into safe practice in the erection and deconstruction of TDS in the events industry.

The objective was to contribute to improved safety standards by providing a useful additional resource to the existing guidance on safe erection and deconstruction of TDS.

The report reviews existing guidance, past experience and current sector practices. It contains suggestions as to how management frameworks might be further developed to ensure good practice.

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Updated 2021-11-04