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John Reddington hires Channel Tunnel HSE inspector

John Reddington has appointed the former government lead safety inspector during the Channel Tunnel’s construction as its new health and safety group director.

Neil Murray, who was a senior construction officials within the Health and Safety Executive, takes overall responsibility for health and safety matters across the London-based construction group.

“Even in just a short time meeting the senior team and divisional leadership it is clear to me that this is a group with a great deal of energy and focus on doing the right thing,” said Mr Murray.

“There is a clear vision to Plan Safe, Work Safe across the group and my role is to help deliver that vision by making sure a common way of working is applied consistently.”

He was appointed the HSE’s Principal Inspector during Channel Tunnel construction in Kent in the 90s before taking over as head of Construction and Marine Policy at the HSE.

Mr Murray said: “My experience has taught me that we need to look at the overall picture for individuals, which means ensuring we have policies which address the person’s wellbeing, alongside all aspects of health and safety.

“That is the way to build a workforce which feels valued and to achieve results which translate into excellent delivery for clients.”

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