Health & Safety

We are committed to providing the highest standards of health and safety at our assets to minimise the risk to our employees, contractors, consultants and visitors. We expect our supply chain to support us in achieving this commitment by applying a responsible risk based approach to the management of health and safety.  

During 2016 Capco continued to embed the enhanced health and safety governance and reporting framework that was developed during the previous year throughout the business. The Group Safety Leadership Team (GSLT) is chaired by the General Counsel and championed by the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer.  The GSLT meets quarterly and is supported by Sector Safety Leadership Teams (SSLTs) for each business sector. The SSLTs are composed of senior management and employees from applicable functions of the business and provide the opportunity for employee representatives to contribute to health & safety management discussions.

The Capco Board and senior management continue to receive regular Health & Safety reports through the business reporting lines and reports on health and safety performance.

In order to increase awareness of health and safety and enhance compliance, appropriate employees receive health & safety related training. In 2016 a number of employees undertook training courses, which included “Directing Safely” and “Managing Safely” training courses provided by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).  

Capco’s resilience to respond to incidents was enhanced during 2016 with specific health & safety incident response plans being integrated into the Group-wide business continuity and major incident response planning processes. Scenario based desk top exercises were held in relation to each asset to familiarise the major incident response teams with the enhanced plans. In addition, health & safety is considered as part of due-diligence on the commencement of new operations or projects.

During 2016 there was a total of 11 RIDDOR incidents reported, 5 of which occurred at Covent Garden and were caused by slips and trips involving members of the public. There were 3 RIDDOR reportable injuries recorded involving contractor employees on development projects. At Olympia London, which no longer forms part of the Capco Group, 2 RIDDOR incidents involved event contractor employees and 1 involved an event exhibitor employee.  During 2017 we will continue to work with our supply chain to maintain healthy and safe construction projects as well continuing to provide high standards of health & safety across all of our property activities.