National Grid safety award

John writes:

Three people working for us on the north Deeside (Connah’s Quay) sub-station job have helped the site to win two safety awards.

Connah’s Quay won the Best Project award and the EAC project won the 100% Safe award in the ALLstar 2016 awards for Morgan Sindall. That means the project is the best and safest site in the whole Electrical Alliance Central (EAC).

There is only a small team on the site, so these three have played a good part in getting the award. From left to right they are

  • Alistair Brown (groundworker, steelfixer)
  • Brian McAleese (competent person, steelfixer chargehand and also a VGC key influencer)
  • Steven Morley (groundworks, concreter finisher).

They have been on the site since day one of the project, five years ago.

The job is part of the National Grid upgrade substation, switching from electric to gas and putting in new super grid transformers (SGTs). Our three men have been involved in every part of the job so far, including six new SGTs. Everything down there: they’ve done it.

John Daly
Author: John Daly, contracts supervisor

They’re extremely good men and I’m proud to work with them.

The Electricity Alliance Central is responsible for delivering major enhancements to the UK’s electricity transmission infrastructure on behalf of National Grid. To date the EAC contract has achieved 43 months with no lost time incidents. Connah’s Quay is the largest UK substation project commissioned by National Grid.

The substation will play a vital role in the reinforcement of the high-voltage transmission infrastructure in north west England. Since the project began, it has established an extremely positive safety culture. To date the project has successfully achieved a zero lost time injury rate and is RIDDOR-free. The project team has worked tirelessly with all parties involved to ensure that all the outages have been met. This has included delivering four outages in quick succession over the past year.







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