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Occupational Health & Wellbeing: additional site vigilance during Covid

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On the 24th March 2020, CSjv initially paused in response to the introduction of “lockdown” measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSjv recommenced where safe to do so, introducing new ways of working to ensure compliance with social distancing guidance to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
To ensure these changes were successful, a multi-layered assurance system was introduced, centred around behaviours and involving the workforce measuring their own behaviours.

To date, 37,000 observations have been logged, which have helped achieve zero known COVID-19 transmissions related to work planned by CSjv. These observations have helped ensure the programme has continued safely with virtually no interruption and handover of critical milestones met.

This behavioural analysis approach will be of interest to any organisation seeking learning on what was done at HS2 to minimise the spread of COVID-19, and could apply to future pandemics or indeed even localised infection outbreaks.

This video highlights the measures CSjv took in response to the introduction of lockdown measures in March 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


The authors wish to thank all those who have contributed to the successful implementation of CSjv’s behavioural measurement initiative. These include:

  • Neal Carter (formally PMO Director CSjv)
  • Des Roy (formerly CSjv Systems Manager)
  • Sandra Winters (Occupational Health & Wellbeing Manager CSjv)
  • Leanne Murray (SHWE System Manager CSjv)
  • Will Christie (formally SHE Innovations Advisor CSjv)
  • Rob Wrightam (SHE Manager CSjv)
  • Jay Williams (formally SHE Manager CSjv)
  • Laura Tarpey (SHE Manager CSjv)
  • Georgina Lamb (Behavioural Management Consultant Costain)
  • Brett Cleavely (Behavioural Coach CSjv)
  • Bryan Williams (formally Senior Works Superintendent CSjv)
  • Mark Wotton (Works Superintendent CSjv)


  1. BBC, 2020 Picture Boris Johnson [JPG] [Accessed 18 February 2021]
  2. UKGOV, 2020. Stay at home, 2020. [JPG] [Accessed 18 February 2021]