Goodmayes team wins Costain safety award

Goodmayes team wins Costain safety award

Costain presented our team at Goodmayes with a SHE award after they stepped in to help out after a passenger incident.

Foreman Andy Smith and his team assisted the emergency services. A passenger train was stopped outside Goodmayes station for 90 minutes during the incident, and the team also took water from their own stores to the stranded passengers.

SHE manager Matt Dean presented the Crossrail Anglia SHE trophy to the team. “I’d like to thank you for showing VGC and Costain in such a good light,” he said. “Your job isn’t always easy, and your ongoing support for the project is appreciated. And when you go the extra mile, as you did in this case, we are delighted to acknowledge it.”

The photograph shows (L to R) Jahid Hussan, banksman slinger, Claudio Valeriu Nedeku, forklift driver, Shegaw Bekaris, groundworker, Fred Pike, traffic management, Sawaran (Monty) Deep, site supervisor, Tommy Carhill, security supervisor, Costain SHE manager Matt Dean, Kulwinderjit Singh, traffic marshal, Andy Smith, supervisor, Fred Idoni, groundworker, Aliona Muschei, welfare keeper, Kevin Rowledge, driver.

Andy Smith with his award
Andy Smith won the SHE award in April 2017

This is the second time Andy Smith has received an SHE award on the project. In April 2017 he was presented with the award for improvements to health and safety on site at Ilford, on the recommendation of a site audit.

The team at Goodmayes manages the site compound where equipment and materials are stored from Crossrail Anglia sites along the north-east spur of the new Elizabeth line.