We are proud to have won an important health and safety award on the Crossrail Whitechapel station project C512.
Paul Whyte, BBMV’s health and safety manager, presented the Health and Safety supplier forum trophy to Chris Ryan, VGC’s operations director, at the senior management forum.
Chris thanked the VGC team, saying: “Thank you to the whole VGC team. This is a credit to their hard work, and their focus on safety and performance.”
Nick Wells, contract supervisor, said: “This award is for the whole team, especially the people on site who turn up reliably, and deliver the programme of work efficiently and safely, week after week.”
Principal contractor BBMV collates information quarterly on safety ratings for each of the ten subcontractors on the project. They are scored on engagement and inspection tours, positive interventions, training sessions and briefings. Staff qualifications and participation in the Crossrail leadership programme are also assessed. Companies lose points for accidents and if staff are not wearing the correct PPE (personal protective equipment). A score of 336, well above their nearest rival who scored 191, put VGC firmly in front for the award.
VGC’s staff briefings and training included workshops by HSQE Director John Hannan on fairness, inclusion and respect, part of VGC’s equality, diversity and inclusion drive. Key influencer Donatas Jausicas, trained in behavioural safety, has now been promoted to contract supervisor.
BBMV is a joint venture comprising Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Vinci, which is managing the Whitechapel station Crossrail contract.
Above: Chris Ryan (left), receiving the shield from Paul Whyte. The event was hosted by Simon Jenks, project director and attended by Billy Smith, construction director.
VGC went on to win the trophy three times running. After the third win, in April 2017, we allowed another company to take a turn!