Olympic Delivery Authority signs occupational health services deal with Duradiamond Health Management Consortium for construction staff

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has signed a deal for healthcare services for the construction workforce for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Duradiamond Health Management Consortium has been chosen to help develop and implement an occupational health (OH) programme for the thousands of staff who will be employed to build the venues and infrastructure of the Olympic Park.

The winning consortium is made up of providers Health Management and Duradiamond Healthcare, which provide healthcare services for BAA and its UK airports.

From October 2007, services will include OH and treatment services on site, a new medical centre at the Olympic Park, and health checks for every worker.

Lawrence Waterman, head of health and safety at the ODA, said: “London 2012 will be one of the largest and most complex construction projects in the UK, with about 9,000 workers on the site at the peak of construction.

“A healthy workforce will be a productive workforce and is going to be key to delivering this project on time and on budget.”

Dr Chris Pugh, chief medical officer of the Duradiamond Health Management Consortium, added: “OH for us is not just about reducing accidents and injuries, but is also about encouraging healthier lifestyles.

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