Area 12 A-one+ Integrated Highway Services

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Waste management tips for site managers

Published 8 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesInvolvement Monitoring Policy Reduce Training Workforce
We used a recent workshop to remind our workers of the importance of waste management on site, ensuring we continue to protect the ENVIRONMENT even after our construction projects have finished on site by ensuring we manage and track our waste streams. This was organised by our Environmental Advisor dedicated full time to the project. The training included: Heightened awareness...

Enhanced diversion signs reduces road user stress

Published 8 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesPublic diversions Routes Traffic management arrangements
When we close a motorway or trunk road to undertake essential maintenance work, we have to divert road users onto adjacent roads to allow road users to bypass the section of closed road and continue on their journey. As part of our feedback loop with customers and our review of industry research, we understand that the often unfamiliar nature and...

Understanding the local economy drives project programming

Published 8 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Community liaison Cooperation Supply chain Timings Traffic management arrangements Working hours
We needed to undertake some deep road repairs on the A64 trunk road single carriageway, which required the full closure of the road to allow the deep reconstruction pavement works to be undertaken. This could not be undertaken using overnight closures. We understood that closing the A64 for three weekends with the associated diversion of trunk road traffic onto local...

Tyre, MOT and eco-driving tips for workers

Published 1 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Driver information Traffic management Workforce information
As part of promoting safe and sustainable transport for the workforce, a campaign day was held to raise awareness on green driving and how workers could save money, or even avoid penalty points on their licence. This included online surveys as part of the Sustainable Transport Campaign, a free tyre MOT and a free Eco Driving Pack for all workers...

The Solatainer

Published 24 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Jonathan Baron
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Sustainable solutions Sustainable source
The Solatainer is a new innovative power source for site compounds. The unit combines solar, generator, battery and for the first time in the UK, wind to provide renewable energy for running the site. During its first month on site, we have observed a 27% reduction in the total cost and over a 87% reduction in carbon dioxide production when...

Enrichment Day

Published 14 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Goodwill Schools
A One+ hosted an event at a high school local to the site project. The event was aimed at Year 8 pupils and the day was split into five workshops each an hour long. Each session started with a short introduction to the company and described what we do and who we are. We then introduced the kids to the...

Lean tools save 13,500 days of user delays

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesPublic diversions Reduce Travel plans
We have trained our teams in applying lean tools and techniques developed in the automotive sector. This was put to good use on the recent M621 safety barrier scheme when our teams using collaborative programme planning to reduce programme time and whole life maintenance need. By utilising solutions to address the particular challenges on this project, we shortened the programme...

Using a temporary barrier as a permanent solution

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesMinimised fuel use Reduce
We developed a scheme to replace existing end of life steel barrier in the central reserve of the M621 urban motorway in Leeds, with a non-deformable solution to reduce maintenance and accident repairs in the future. The DB 80E deltablock can be used as a temporary barrier system when positioned on the carriageway and has comparable performance to all other...

Customer Postcards

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesPublic Routes Updates
We are always keen to learn from experience on schemes and ensure that we share this effectively across all our delivery teams. We have seven primary delivery teams working across 360 miles of motorway and trunk roads across Yorkshire and the Humber (Area 12) delivering up to 150 separate projects each year. Across these we inevitably learn lessons which enable...

Artistic and creative use of a felled tree

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesBirds Goodwill work Post-completion impact Trees
As part of our A-one+ commitment to sustainable project outcomes the scope of work on our recent A64 Barton Hill Improvement scheme presented unique opportunities to provide a sustainable legacy for the local community. As part of scheme development, the scheme was subject to an ecological and landscape assessment, with an Environmental Study Report produced. Measures identified through this process...

Circular Pothole Repairs

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesDebris Working methods
Road Mole Ltd delivered pioneering circular and rounded repairs across the Area 12 road network for us here at A One+ . In the past two years, our inspectors have logged 1,992 locations needing pothole repairs. Given the challenge of repairing these effectively, Road Mole Ltd look for a ‘change of thought’ approach in providing repairs and enhancing the appearance of our sites....

Local community partnering

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesBusinesses Community liaison Re-use
During a recent project to carry our junction improvements on the A64, we struck up a rewarding relationship with local businesses which provided inspiring benefits on Respecting the Community and Respecting the Environment. Lengths of hedgerow, some trees and an old stone culvert parapet had to be removed as part of the junction improvement work. Rather than disposing of these...

#Hashtag roadside signs better reach customers

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesClients Pre-start information Promoting Construction campaign Regular review Social media Updates
Better communicating with our customers is a key challenge for us in maintaining the strategic road network. Customers (our community) are not always easy to reach with traditional communication tools and methods given the transient nature of customers on the network. We developed and delivered simple #A64 and #M621 platforms on social media. Then by placing simple signs at the...

Four steps to dialling up customer focus on schemes

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesClients Feedback/questionnaires Regular review
A-one+ are keen to learn lessons around customer experience and ensure schemes on the road network reflect latest feedback and trends. We set aside Tuesdays during June to focus on this – our ‘Four June steps to dialling up customer focus on schemes’, focusing on a different aspect of customer experience each week to discuss and share with our staff,...

Desktop calendars with month appropriate wellbeing messages

Published 23 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks
We have provided desk top calendars for our workforce. Simple perhaps, but what makes these different is their focus each month on an appropriate health, safety or wellbeing topic for the time of year. With some engaging images and key facts, it allows our workforce to have that particular topic remain in their visual cortex for that month, so become...