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Steve Hails

Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Thames Tideway Tunnel

A Chartered Member of IOSH, a Practitioner of IEMA and with a Masters degree in Health, Safety & Environment, Steve progressed into HS&E management through his career spent in engineering, within the nuclear industry, and also through the manufacturing sector.

With over 20 years’ experience in the development and implementation of effective strategies, policies and systems in engineering and construction environments, Steve has worked for Nuclear Electric, Procter & Gamble, the Engineering Employers’ Federation and Siemens Energy before joining Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail, in April 2012 as Director of Health & Safety.

Steve joined Tideway at the beginning of June 2016 and is responsible for the successful implementation and application of the RightWay health and safety principles and for encouraging the demonstration of transformational health and safety performance by those delivering the project.

He is Chair of the Board of Trustees for Mates in Mind (the new mental health charity for UK construction), President of the Construction Health & Safety Group, an Executive member of the Health in Construction Leadership Group and Chair of the Transforming Tunnelling Safety Group.

Steve also represents Tideway on a number of Health & Safety groups including the Construction Client’s Health & Safety Group and the London Health & Safety Leads Group. A Chartered Member of IOSH, a Practitioner of IEMA and with a Masters degree in Health, Safety & Environment, Steve progressed into HS&E management through his career spent in engineering, within the nuclear industry, and also through the manufacturing sector.

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