Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Merseyside Branch

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LFC Events Team Site visit Anfield Liverpool FC, 14 March

Kevin Colleran and Shaun Baxter recently attended the IOSH Merseyside branch meeting at Anfield

The event was hosted by, Gillian Wood, CMIOSH, Senior Health and Safety Manager at Liverpool Football Club

Gillian’s role involves setting the Club’s health and safety strategy and supporting departmental managers and supervisors to manage operational safety and health.

Gillian also spoke about the Main Stand construction.

Development of the new Main Stand began on 8 December 2014 and included demolishing the roof structure, the rear two-storey extension and the events building. A new third tier added 8,500 seats and further work improved the sightlines on the terraces.

The development involved an eight-storey steel frame, which was built next to the retained terrace structure. In August 2015, the main primary roof truss, which weighs around 670,000 kg and is 15 m high and 140 m long, was lifted into place by two of the largest mobile cranes in the UK.

Carillion had to demolish the entire ground floor, including slabs and drainage, which were replaced with modern changing rooms, a media suite and catering facilities, with a coach drop-off area and car parking.

The new stand was opened on 9 September 2016 in time for the 2016-2017 season. With 20,500 capacity, it is one of the largest all-seater single stands in European football.

Thanks to all who supported including Jack Fox, stuart knowles Steven Gerard and the stadium tour guides. It was evident everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

 

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