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EPIC awarded 'Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative' of the Year


We are delighted to announce that EPIC (Employer Project Induction Centre) – the immersive, site-specific, one-day induction experience we created and run on behalf of Tideway, has won Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the year at the 2017 New Civil Engineering Tunnelling Awards.

This award is given to any initiative introduced or championed within the tunnelling and/or underground space industry which has enabled a company, project or series of projects to deliver improved performance with respect to health, safety and welfare of the workforce. The awards brought together over 400 industry leaders from across the Tunnelling community and the winners were announced on 7 December at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.


Shortlisted applicants were assessed by a panel of expert judges from major clients, contractors and consultants. Earlier in the year Steve Hails, Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Tideway and Adam Christopher, Co-Director at ATT gave a presentation to the judges summarising the project, the results and why EPIC is transformational in terms of health and safety.

Historically, at the start of any large construction project a spike in lost-time accident frequency (when teams are being mobilised and start work) can occur. However, at Tideway to date, there has been no ‘incident’ spike – a huge achievement.


EPIC is a ground-breaking customer led health and safety initiative which has already had a demonstrable impact on health and safety for the project and which in the view of the judges should be adopted by other large customers. This project challenges all participants to undergo a behavioural change and recognises the need for continuing support and evolution.


Judges comment


We are thrilled that EPIC has won this award and been recognised by this prestigious organisation.

Thank you to everyone who has made the EPIC project the ground-breaking and sustained success story that it is, and congratulations to the other award winners.


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