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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08813: Ross Thomson (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether there is an independent monitor of safety on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project.

Answered by: Keith Brown 8 May 2017

Health and safety is embedded into each site operatives core function, from the day that they start work on site. The Health & Safety Team from Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL), the project contractor, monitors work and undertakes regular audits and inspections. The Scottish Governments technical advisor works in partnership with the ARL site team, to monitor compliance with their health and safety policies and to identify improvements where possible.

In order to ensure continued focus on health and safety, unannounced site inspections are also carried out by the project’s senior leadership team, as well as Directors of the various companies involved.

This approach is consistent with the industry standard for major infrastructure projects of this nature and scale.