Increasing Staff Knowledge with Supplier Quarry Visit

Published 17 August 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesPersonal development Supply chain Supply chain
We have been exploring new ways of our staff and supply chain appreciating each others’ challenges in delivering projects, ensuring our workforce are professionally developed. A recent example of this was a visit by some of our apprentices, technicians, graduates and support staff to a quarry and asphalt plant to tour the sites, learn about the materials used on projects...

Bridge Replacement Captured in Time Lapse Photos

Published 17 August 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesPersonal development Timings
Demolition and installation of a new bridge deck using a colossal 500 tonne crane, has been captured in dramatic time lapse video footage. Moor Bridge which spans the M180 south of Scunthorpe suffered damage to an outer beam which was considered beyond repair and subsequently in need of replacement. Careful planning enhanced safety whilst minimising disruption to the community. The...

Green Hard Hat Challenge

Published 17 August 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesPlanting Schools
We have recently issued new improved protection hard hats to all employees. With an abundance of old style hard hats, we collected these from our staff and looked for new ways of using these to promote the image and appearance of construction. We developed this into the ‘Green Hard Hat Challenge’ with a school local to our project work. Our...

Rescue Day STEM Activity

Published 24 July 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Corporate Social Responsibility action plan
We attended a local event called Rescue Day to share with visitors the work we do and why we do it. The purpose of Rescue Day is to bring together as many rescue services as possible in one place to demonstrate what they do and how they do it. Raising public awareness of safety issues such as the dangers of...

STEM – Disaster Relief in the UK

Published 11 July 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCommunity liaison Flooding Schools
As part of our STEM programme of Community work, and to celebrate Women in Engineering Day 2017, Sheffield Hallam University, A-one+ and the RAF hosted an activity day aimed at Year 9 and 10 girls from local schools. The focus of the day was on disaster relief in the UK and the engineering skills that are required immediately following a...

Inspiring Women in our Industry

Published 11 July 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesEquality Promoting Construction campaign
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we developed a series of short bios of women in our business. Drawing from a broad cross section of disciplines and experience from within the project, our leadership team worked with women to capture and celebrate their own journey in engineering and construction. As well as capturing their stories, we encouraged our women...

Inventions Week: Water Travel

Published 16 June 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesSchools
During Inventions Week in March, we teamed up our STEM Ambassadors with a local school to explore the theme of ‘Water Travel’ with Year 5 and 6 students. The students were challenged to plan, design and construct a pair of shoes which had the capacity to walk on water. Prior to our visit, the students designed their shoes and were...

Minimising Customer Disruption Through Pavement Design

Published 8 June 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesSensitivity to neighbours Utility works Working hours
We recently had to undertake overnight resurfacing work on the westbound slip roads of the A64 trunk road and the A1237 York outer ring road. This key junction has a heavy commuter and leisure traffic flow, so works had to be planned overnight under full slip road closures to minimise disruption. The overnight traffic management included diversions for the road...

Pavement joint heater avoids early joint deterioration

Published 8 June 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
As part of our highway maintenance work we undertake over 100,000 tonnes of resurfacing every year on Yorkshire & Humber’s motorways and trunk roads. Design solutions as part of this work that minimise risk of future failure or early deterioration of the surface can have a major impact on the 5 million people and 270,000 businesses that use these roads...

LED Lighting installed on a motorway

Published 8 June 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesEfficient energy use Energy saving measures Reduce
We completed £1.1m of lighting improvement work on the M62 over a 19km length between J22 Saddleworth Moor and Kirklees Viaduct, west of Junction 25. We replaced over 1,000 high pressure sodium lanterns with new LED lighting units; this solution was devised by the contractor to suit the client specification. These require no routine maintenance, eliminating the need for cyclic...

Enhanced Head Protection for Workforce

Published 2 June 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesFalling debris Occupational health risks PPE
A-one+ keep the safety of our workers at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we took the opportunity to learn from some accidents to challenge the industry norm head protection. Within the highways community head protection is often worn as a mandatory part of PPE. Current helmets conform with BS EN397:2012 and offer protection from impacts and penetration...

Apprentices Learning about Construction

Published 4 April 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesApprenticeships Training
A visit to a major construction site on the A160 was arranged for our Civil Engineer Apprentices and developing Technicians and Engineers. This was a good opportunity to see the development of major works within the local area. This visit was arranged as part of the ongoing development of staff within the organisation. It was a good opportunity to gain...

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Published 31 January 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Litter Public Rubbish Residents
A local memorial garden had become overgrown encouraging anti-social behaviour, and preventing people using the public space as an area of reflection. Overgrown vegetation was hiding most of the paths and paved areas, benches had become overgrown preventing use, and there was significant volumes of litter and debris. Two of our maintenance operatives spent time clearing the area of empty...

Managing Emerging Network Risks

Published 19 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesPublic diversions Routes Traffic management Traffic management arrangements
As part of managing the strategic road network day to day, one of the areas we often have to deal with is emerging risks on the network. A recent example of this was in late 2015 when Tadcaster Bridge was swept away in the Boxing Day floods, making national news. The loss of the bridge on the A659 presented challenges...

Inspirational Reception Trophy Cabinet

Published 19 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesClients Recognition Reward Scheme posters/banners Scheme training and champion
One of our five business values is to ‘Develop, value and respect our people’, which aligns with Valuing our Workforce. As part of celebrating the great work our team do, we have been recognised by regional, national and international peers for our innovative work through various award schemes. We have now installed an illuminated glass trophy cabinet in our main...