Enhanced STEM event at a primary school

Published 19 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesSchools
At A-one+ we believe that by increasing the understanding of what we do on the motorways and trunk roads, we promote a common goal of safer roads for our roadworkers, for our communities, including students, staff, parents/carers, and for road users. In partnership with Highways England we spent a day with 462 children at Seven Hills Primary School in Morley...

Leadership Roadshows using Blockbusters 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 25 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesEmployed Management attitudes Training
As part of our engagement programme with staff, the contract leadership team carried out a series of contract roadshows for our 350 staff with average attendances of 50 at each session. The roadshows started with a time for coffee, biscuits and fruit. There then followed a presentation by some of the members of our contract leadership team. This summarised contract...

Recognising Apprentices at Awards Events

Published 16 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesApprenticeships Recognition
As part of our Apprentice support programme we encouraged our second year Apprentices to reflect on their achievements in completing their first full year of their Apprenticeships. This included supporting one of our Apprentices to prepare a submission for a local industry award scheme, capturing what he had learned in his first year and how he had contributed to business...

Customer Hub

Published 25 October 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesClients Management review Meeting agenda Promoting Construction campaign Public survey Regular review
We have developed a bespoke Customer Hub group which meets regularly to both look back at previous trends and to look forward to review new and engaging ways to communicate with customers. The Hub has signed up to a Terms of Reference document and customer strategy document which is directly aligned with Highways England’s customer strategy. The members of our...

Integrated Delivery Teams

Published 27 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesPublic Timings Workforce
As a highway maintenance service provider, we undertake around 250 separate schemes on the highway network each year. Each scheme can be short duration, often installed and removed overnight to allow maintenance work to be completed, without significantly impeding the flow of traffic on the strategic road network. The other crucial factor is that these schemes can range in location...

Interview Practice Sessions at a Local College

Published 27 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges
Some of our STEM Ambassadors worked with a local college to undertake a series of practice interview sessions aimed at existing 16+ students of varying abilities and skills. The aim was to provide students with an opportunity to have their existing interview skills assessed, giving them an indication of their strongest and weakest areas and provide them with advice as...

Be Safe – White Card

Published 27 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesAttitudes Campaigns Management
We recognise that the safety of everyone, is everyone’s responsibility. Our highway maintenance sites can often be long in length and dynamic in nature unlike many static construction sites, which introduces supervisory challenges. In recognition that our staff play a key role in ensuring safety, we introduced our credit card sized ‘Be Safe – White Card’. This card has been...

IiD Handbook 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 13 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesConsultation Diversity Inclusion
We recognise that by having a diverse and inclusive workforce, we can make our place of work a great place to be. By raising awareness of being inclusive we can promote a culture which will further harness the unique skills, characteristics and experience which we have to offer. To do this we have established an Investors in Diversity steering group...

Free Flu Jabs offered at times to suit

Published 12 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesMedications
The occupational health and wellbeing provision within A-one+ goes above and beyond any legislative requirements. A-one+ is a 24/7 business running day and night carrying out a multitude of highway maintenance operations such as winter services, gritting etc, therefore a lot of our personnel (mainly operatives) don’t get the opportunity to attend their own GP should they need to during...

Overhead Cable Marker Posts for the Road Network

Published 30 August 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesBarriers Communicate initiatives Initiatives Risk information Utility works
We recognised that in carrying out day-to-day management of the strategic road network including routine maintenance works and emergency repairs, there was a real risk posed where overhead power lines cross the network. This represented a clear hazard to our roadworkers and emergency services attending incidents on the network. We worked with our supply chain and local emergency services to...

Post Work Social Media Engagement

Published 30 August 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCommunity liaison Promoting Construction campaign Public Social media Updates Working hours
We recently completed some essential maintenance work on a 4½km stretch of the M62 between Junctions 37 and 38 near Balkholme in East Riding of Yorkshire. As part of our efforts to better communicate what we have done with road users – our community – which is a difficult group to connect with, we released a series of post work...

Overhead Power Cable Awareness

Published 30 August 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Risk information
Overhead power lines that cross roads present a real and present danger to our roadworkers who carry out maintenance activities day and night on the road network. As part of a wide range of activities and tools to manage/ reduce this risk and raise awareness among our teams of designers, supervisors and road workers, we created a handy A5 sized...

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Published 30 August 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Posters
We are committed to maintaining a productive and most importantly, safe workplace. In managing large geographical areas of the strategic road network involving busy transportation pathways and working next to high speed traffic, we must ensure that the safety of the workforce and the public is always of utmost concern, and that our workforce all round awareness is always as...

Celebrating and Supporting our Apprentices

Published 25 August 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesApprenticeships Colleges Goodwill Labour Legacy Support Workforce
As part of our longer term resource planning, we have made a commitment to Apprenticeships across the business. Our current Apprentices extend across our engineering and design teams, business support and commercial teams, providing valuable local career opportunities for people. Each Apprentice is assigned a personal mentor close to their point of work so they can support and advise on...

Enhancing Customer Experience Leaflet

Published 2 August 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Clients Community liaison Suppliers Trade contractors Updates Workforce Working hours
Maintaining the strategic road network whilst minimising disruption to daily road users can be a challenging task, and we know that in Area 12 (Yorkshire & Humber) we keep over 270,000 businesses and over 5 million commuters on the move every day. A recent review showed that 81% of our maintenance work is carried out at night to minimise disruption...