Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – HSE’s role in building the venues

A significant amount of construction work was required at the majority of the proposed venues for the Games.  This included new build and refurbishment work of existing Games venues. 

HSE worked closely with Glasgow 2014 (The Organising Committee), Glasgow City Council and many other companies and organisations throughout the construction project, providing advice and input to ensure that key risks were identified and appropriate control measures put in place.

Throughout this project, HSE’s goal was to secure long-term improvements to the health and safety of those involved in all aspects of construction work, including those involved in using and maintaining the structures in the future. 

HSE Construction Division in Scotland identified the highest risk sites and engaged early with key partners to ensure the work was done safely and a legacy of compliance was embedded among dutyholders.

Interventions were targeted to secure strong leadership on the part of the principal duty holders and the development of a health and safety strategy for all construction work.  In particular, we focused on leadership skills, their role in developing competence within the construction industry, worker involvement and ultimately, the creation of a healthier and safer workplace.

Attention has now switched to the building of temporary demountable structures. This includes temporary seating for events such as the  marathon,  road cycling and  public viewing screens.

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