H2. Occupational Health Standards
9 October, 2013
Submitted: 11 September, 2014
Crossrail as a Client is committed to ensuring that all Contractors working on the project only use Occupational Health services who have been SEQOHS accredited. This has been mandated and will be reviewed annually through the Crossrail Occupational Health Audit Plan to ensure compliance.
Crossrail Occupational Health Standard outlines some requirements:
Crossrail have encouraged all of our Principal Contractors and their supply chain to engage in this deal and held a meeting on 9th July 2013 where we invited Graeme Henderson, Head of Health at Work at the Department of Health to update our supply chain on the forthcoming Construction H10 pledge that was launched in October 2013.
There are approxiomately 8-9,000 people currently working on the project. We will ensure health and wellbeing campaigns are delivered across the programme and all employees will be offered a lifestyle screen.
Crossrail will write a Health & Wellbeing Strategy
Crossrail will write a Fatigue Policy and Fatigue Plan
Crossrail will introduce a health & wellbeing course for Managers to gain their commitment and assist them in supporting their employees appropriately. The course will be delivered from the Crossrail Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy training facility in Ilford, and is open to all Managers working on the project.
Crossrail Ltd will only use SEQOHS accredited Occupational Health Services to deliver their OH programme and will audit their supply chain to ensure this standard is maintained across the project.
Crossrail Ltd will communicate health themes and health top tips in the Crossrail weekly internal magazine - Connect in Brief and monthly paper - "Onsite".
Crossrail will develop an annual health promotion plan which will aim to deliver monthly promotional and toolbox talks