Crossrail is encouraging construction firms large and small to make use of a series of videos that have been created for the Crossrail project which focus on some of the health impacts and safety risks faced by construction workers.
The six films use different fictional scenarios to depict realistic situations, which could happen when basic health and safety controls are not followed. Designed for impact and to leave a lasting memory, the films encourage safe and responsible behaviour and while focussing on mental health, exposure to dust, hot works, working at height, working near electricity and machinery, illustrating situations which can be used as part of more general campaigns. The videos include:
While the films underline the importance of safety and health during construction and fit-out of the new railway, they are now being made available to construction companies along with associated resources through Crossrail’s Learning Legacy Programme – an initiative to share knowledge and best practice from Europe’s largest construction project, with the wider UK infrastructure industry.
The new films are among a variety of Health & Safety materials published by Crossrail Limited on the dedicated Crossrail Learning Legacy website, which includes best practice, peer-reviewed case studies and technical papers. Each film is accompanied by discussion notes that will help the viewer understand the risk.
For more informations see: Crossrail’s Learning Legacy website.