Carlos star award network rail

At a site meeting on 7 November, Dave Ditchfield of Network Rail presented a Star award to VGC’s site agent Carlos Allca.

This is VGC’s second on the Crossrail Anglia project.

The award acknowledged excellent practice by the VGC Rail Projects team, measured by audit, inspection and testing the workers on site.

Network Rail star award for Carlos and team
Main photo: Dave Ditchfield (L) presenting the trophy to Carlos Allca.
Above: VGC, Costain and Network Rail teams at the award meeting.

Carlos’s team doing the track drainage for client Costain impressed the assessors with their knowledge of health, safety and environmental practices on the complex worksite.

“I’m pleased that the tremendous work that Carlos and his team do has been recognised by this award,” said Mike Condon, project manager. “He always gives 110% to the project, and he has built up a really superb team.”

The team led by Rob Barnard won our first Network Rail Star in July 2016, with the highest marks awarded in any inspection across the whole of Crossrail this year.

The Network Rail 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.

The track drainage work is part of VGC’s civil engineering works on the Crossrail Anglia north-east spur. The deep attenuation system which we are constructing next to the track will temporarily store water that runs off the track. Then it will slowly release it in a controlled manner to a local watercourse. This will ensure that the track network is continually drained, and prevent flooding at times of heavy rainfall.

VGC is carrying out the civil engineering works packages for principal contractor Costain. The works include vegetation clearance, cable route works, bases for signalling equipment including principal supply points, signals, location cases, standard and staged FSPs. We are also installing points heating bases, building walking routes and undertaking electrical earthing.

 

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