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Dan Platten

H&S Director, SCS Railways

Dan has worked in the construction industry for 20 years and 14 specifically in health and safety.

Dan is currently the Director of Health, Safety and Security for the HS2 Joint Venture Skanska Costain Strabag. Reporting into the JV Board and working closely with the Project Director, Dan sits on the Senior Leadership Team. Prior to this Dan was Sector Head of Safety within Skanska, reporting into the operations directors and JV Boards overseeing their Crossrail and HS2 portfolio and before then Head of EHS for Lendleases Public Sector.

Dan has experience of managing large portfolios of work with a track record of improving business performance and eradicating incidents. Dan also has a track record of eliminating specific incidents through collaboration and effective strategy such as eliminating service strikes but also impacting and improving the wider business outside of his specific operation unit responsibilities.

Dan is a leader in innovation and operational excellence. In both Skanska and Lendlease he has set up H&S Ideas and Innovations groups to identify and implement the latest technologies to improve efficiency, performance and to share best practice across the companies for wider learning and improvement.

Dan is currently the Incident and Injury Free Environment Lead for the whole of Skanska Civil Engineering, working closely with Skanskas Head of IFE, helping us to drive improvements, efficiency and performance.

Dan is also passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and spends time as a STEM Ambassador trying to engage and inspire younger persons to join our industry.

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