Olympics


London Aquatics Centre: ‘Major incident reported over suspected gas release’

Emergency services are responding to a ‘major incident’ at the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford and are treating ‘a number of patients. Read More

Paris 2024: ‘Past and present Olympic construction fatalities indicate we still have a long way to go,’ says health and safety expert

According to research conducted by Rhino Safety, there have been 116 construction-related fatalities tied to the Olympics in the last 30 years. Read More

It’s not safe for the Olympics to go ahead as planned says London 2012 health and safety boss

Lawrence Waterman OBE – “We ran the safest ever games for London 2012 – the Tokyo Games cannot be delivered safely for athletes, visitors or workers in Japan.” Read More

‘Speaking the truth to power’: Interviewing the British Safety Council’s Lawrence Waterman

Former head of health and safety for the Olympic Delivery Authority, Lawrence Waterman, speaks to SHP about his new role as the chair of the British Safety Council. Read More

The London Olympics legacy – five years on

SHP Online takes a look at the health and safety legacy of the London Olympics five years on. It is Read More

New chairman of British Safety Council announced

Experienced health and safety director and campaigner Lawrence Waterman appointed as new chairman of Council. Read More

Sports: What occupational health can learn from Olympians

Melodie Gilbert, Park Health, a key player in the successful occupational health programme at the London 2012 Olympics, looks at what occupational Read More

Rio 2016: seven people injured after aerial camera fell

Seven people suffered minor injuries after an aerial camera and its cables fell in the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Park Read More

Sports: Cycling leaders crash on same “treacherous” descent

Former Olympic individual pursuit champion Chris Boardman has stated that the course, where both the women and men’s leaders crashed Read More

Olympic health and safety: Record breakers

Emily Wright looks at how those involved delivered with one of the cleanest records ever - and what lessons can be learnt for the future. Read More



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