CROSSRAIL Delivering a world-class affordable railway safely through effective partnerships
Pre-Award – Pre-Qualification Key elements of Pre-qualification –Health & Safety Policies, Management System Framework and Record assessed –Industry H&S Accreditations sought and assessed – eg Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme –Provision for Competent H&S Advice arrangements examined and assessed – naming of specific individuals and CVs –Example Construction Phase Plans for works of a similar nature required and assessed –CRL retains right to exclude Applicants low-scoring in H&S category, regardless of overall scoring –H&S Competency Questionnaire – to validate and evidence Corporate competency of the Applicant to provide works of the type being procured - a pre-requisite to being formally invited to tender.
Pre-Award – Tender and Evaluation Approach to contract-specific Health & Safety risks evaluated in detail:- –Contractor asked to explain approach to managing specified key contract-specific Hazards –Appropriate example risk assessments provided –Proposed implementation of Industry best practices to overcome the norms Detailed evaluation of competence and suitability of the proposed H&S managers and advisors (specified as a Key Person in NEC) Supply Chain selection processes – H&S performance
Post-Award – Contract requirements Set of General H&S requirements apply to all CRL contracts Contract-specific requirements that may augment requirements Target Zero – rejects the idea that all work place accidents cannot be prevented Emphasis on risk-based approach to H&S Management Recognition and reward for exceptional performance Emphasis on Occupational Health arrangements through Client Occupational Health Standard Contractors selected occupational health service provider must be Client approved Behavioural safety programme requirement to change unsafe behaviours Client facilitated forums for Managing Directors, H&S Professionals, contractors and designers league tables of H&S statistics and performance, collaborative sharing of issues, successes, best practice's) and lessons learned
SCOSS and CROSS Institution of Civil Engineers Institution of Structural Engineers Health & Safety Executive UK Bridges Board Highways Agency British Parking Association Department of Communities and Local Government Local Authority Building Control Scottish Government Building Standards Division
25 January 2011 - At least 35 killed, several injured in Riyadh University building collapse A section of worlds largest women universitys central library caved in, and a mound of debris fell on labourers working at the site, killing at least 35 and injuring many others.
CROSS Operating System analysis and comments Reports newsletters and data base influence and change
Pyramid of Risk normal operations incidents injury fatal incidents precursors Diagram courtesy of ASRS Health & Safety Executive or other authorities CROSS Precursors should be reported internally and can be reported to CROSS
CROSS International Scheme should start in Australia Scheme being encouraged in Singapore Malaysian authorities are interested Independent scheme started in Holland Concept is for an International Group of organisations who run similar programmes to share information and have a common database.
Constraints to Reporting US patient safety program
Benefits from CROSS Learning lessons from published concerns Safety of the public and the workforce Help with the avoidance of risk Avoidance of reputational damage to firms and clients Cost savings on retrofit and repair work Giving help to fellow engineers Obtaining help from fellow engineers Ethically sound Peace of mind