Millions of safe hours on 4LM

Millions of safe hours on 4LM

The Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) programme has hit three million hours without a RIDDOR*.

This was confirmed after the Period 3 report, proving that 4LM continues to put safety first.

The last RIDDOR took place back in period 8 2014/15, so it’s almost 18 months without a reoccurrence.

4LM is one of the projects being delivered by London Underground’s Capital Programmes Directorate. It is part of the £1.3bn annual tube investment programme.

Stuart Harvey, Systems Programme Director, said: “This is a great achievement from the entire project. I am so impressed with how both our project team and our suppliers continue to focus on our commitment to safety – making sure it’s seen as a core value.

“Having been out on site regularly, it’s good to see the collaboration between the teams on how we can continue to work together to ensure all our sites and work are safe.”

Pressure to deliver

Stuart admitted: “With such a complex programme, I’m aware of how the strong pressure to complete work can drive behaviour on a site. I want to say once again, I will always support anyone who stops work because they believe it to be unsafe. We need to continue to support this behaviour and positively recognise it when it occurs, while also understanding why the work was stopped and ensuring the same issue isn’t repeated.”

Geoff Mountford, deputy head of safety for Thales GTS, said: “Thales is proud to be part of a team that has achieved such a significant target. It is important to remember that three million hours without a RIDDOR is a significant effort from everybody involved in the project.

“This means that we are achieving our aim of looking after one another so that nobody gets hurt. When such high standards are set the challenge to us all is to avoid complacency and to keep finding ways to take safety to even higher standards.”

Working collaboratively to deliver safely

John Hannan, HSQE Director for VGC, said: “Safety is a core value for VGC. We are proud to play our part in making sure everyone goes home safely and without harm, every day. Special thanks go to our key influencers, workforce safety champions, who play a key role in promoting our Be Safe rules. The 3m mark is a tribute to everyone involved in the 4LM project, and we will continue supporting one another to stay accident-free.”

Paul Cremins, pre-construction manager at Giffen, added: “Working collaboratively with the client we have managed to deliver numerous projects safely and without incident. Our teams have pulled together on sites and have really risen to the challenge of collaborating safely.”

In addition, Lucy Rice, senior HSEQ manager at KN Networks, said: “This is a great achievement for all those involved with the 4LM programme. Together this shows everyone’s ongoing commitment to ensuring everyone gets home safe every day. May all the good work continue with our collaborative approach on 4LM.”


* RIDDOR is the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. Employers, the self-employed and those in control of premises are required by law to report specified workplace incidents, such as work-related deaths, major injuries, 7-day injuries (those causing more than seven day’s inability to carry out normal duties), work related diseases, and dangerous occurrences (near miss accidents).