Crossrail Anglia site team earned the Star award

Network Rail has given a Star award to VGC for work on Crossrail Anglia.

The prestigious award was presented by Fenton Newport, Network Rail programme manager for Crossrail Anglia, during the project’s safety ‘Step up’ meeting on 1 July. VGC achieved a score of 97% across all work sites inspected by Network Rail and principal contractor Costain. VGC is undertaking the construction of the civil engineering works packages on the multi-million pound Crossrail Anglia spur project.

Jamie Abnett and Rob Barnard with the award
Jamie Abnett, Costain general foreman (L), and Rob Barnard, VGC construction manager (R)

The inspection report described the “challenging environment, dealing with heavy undergrowth, steep embankments, and operational rail” and the “labour intensive” work. It noted good practice including:

  • the trainee COSS was being well mentored
  • good tidy yard
  • good local relations and communication.

“I am really proud of the hard work and commitment of the whole team to date,” said Jacques Kriel, director of VGC Rail Projects. “Special thanks go to Mike Condon, project manager, Rob Barnard, construction manager, and the site teams working under Shane Jupp, Mihai Gligor and Lee Brookstein.”

Network Rail’s Star programme recognises and rewards sites, work groups or compounds that meet and exceed high levels of health, safety and environmental risk control. The assessments cover:

  • supervision and management
  • sustainability (environment and public consideration)
  • safety
  • site specific items.

A site must gain at least 90% to achieve a STAR award.

Network Rail Star awardThe team members on site received thank you goody bags from Network Rail: Shane Jupp (COSS supervisor), Tom Cormack, Dan Norman, Lee Pearce, Lee Brookstein (COSS), Alan Orpwood, Dan Rickward, Jordan Martin, Mihai Gligor (COSS), Ashley Holewell, Jamie Crowe, Joe West

 

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