The challenges of managing health and safety in the building of Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship, by Anna Ryland.

The 280 metre battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship are the biggest ever built in the UK. Health and safety in their construction was run with military precision.

The construction of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, is a monumental national endeavour. To achieve it safely, while employing 8000 people across six shipyards in different parts of the country, was a unique challenge. Captain Stephen Thompson, Ministry of Defence Client Director, explains how it was achieved.

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