16th May 2019

Knowledge Type

Case study Lessons learned report


, Network Rail Ltd

Major Project

Thameslink Programme

Of Interest To

Academia Consultants Contractors Leadership teams Operators Private sector clients Public sector clients SME

Manual Handling Safety Campaigns


As the construction of London Bridge station progressed, the need for an awareness campaign focused on the risks of poor manual handling of equipment and materials became a high priority. The two campaigns detailed here were developed to embed the messaging.

Following a review of project accident information, a trend was identified in the number of manual handling related incidents on site.

The London Bridge project team decided to take decisive action to change this trend.

The key challenge

Manual handling is a challenging subject and Thameslink wanted to do something dramatic to have big impact on the project. Faced with this objective the team began looking for a training company who could provide something different and memorable that could create a step change on site. These criteria attracted them to a manual handling training provider called Pristine Condition.