Transport for London

Transport for London employs over 28,000 people and supports tens of thousands through our partner organisations, including the bus operators.

We are pleased to support the IOSH No Time to Lose campaign to raise awareness and encourage positive action on work-related cancer prevention. We are actively engaged in reducing worker exposures to carcinogens as part of our health, safety and environment management system and the requirements we make of others. We are delighted to lead the campaign against lung cancer caused by exposure to the fumes that can come from diesel.

The traditional red bus is an iconic sight; we are investing significant sums to make sure our bus fleet produces as little harmful pollution as possible. This involves fitting selective catalytic reduction equipment to the older buses in our diesel fleet, introducing new technology like diesel/electric hybrids, the latest Euro VI engines and zero emission electric and hydrogen-powered buses.

For us, preventing ill health is a key part of a rolling programme of continuous improvement and involves all levels of TfL and partner organisations, from the boardroom to front line services. We urge other employers to support this important campaign, to reduce the incidence of work-related cancer.

Sir Peter Hendy CBE

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