Brian Etheridge, head of the HSE’s local authority unit, to oversee the HSE’s policy on all Olympic related projects.
The Health and Safety Executive has appointed a senior manager to co-ordinate the organisation’s response to the 2012 Olympics.
Brian Etheridge, head of the HSE’s local authority unit, will oversee the HSE’s policy on all Olympic related projects, including the construction programme, transport development and emergency planning. The HSE is also considering diverting additional resources to its construction division to cope with the increase in construction projects.
Stephen Williams, who officially took up his position as chief inspector of construction last week, said: “The HSE always diverts resources where they are needed, but obviously the scale is different in this situation. The head of our London team is currently making an assessment of our needs.”
Williams today welcomed the London launch of the HSE’s Working Well Together road show, a nationwide 5-week tour promoting health and safety awareness in construction.