Steve Hails, health and safety director for Crossrail, is set to leave his post at Europe’s largest construction project to join Tideway.
Steve joined Crossrail in early 2012 as health and safety director. He introduced and guided Crossrail through the development of the Health and Safety Performance Index (HSPI), developed the Frontline Leadership Programme and has been a prominent champion for Crossrail’s Target Zero aspirations and health, safety and wellbeing achievements.
Steve has led a number of health and safety programmes including ‘Stepping Up Week’, the health and safety survey, “Have Your Say”, and has provided guidance and advice to the Health and Safety Committee.
He will join Crossrail ‘s former programme director Andy Mitchell, who was appointed CEO of Tideway in 2014.
Tideway are upgrading London’s sewerage system to cope with demands of the city. Construction work for a new 25 kilometre interception, storage and transfer tunnel running up to 65 metres below the river will start in 2016.
A Crossrail spokesperson said: “Steve Hails, Crossrail Director of Health and Safety, has accepted a new role as Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing with Tideway. The process to recruit Steve’s replacement is underway. Steve will join Tideway later in 2016.”