Start of Project HSQE Briefing.24th November 2020
At the start of any project BCM will deliver a programme of inductions and briefings identifying key health, safety and environmental risks of the project and what is expected of our employees and any of our supply chain who are representing the company and the work we do. This has become especially important with increasing risks surrounding Covid-19, to ensure that everyone is kept safe and well.
Post project commencement we will frequently host formal and informal stand down sessions to ensure that key HSQE messages remain embedded for the project duration
Recently we held a HSQE Induction at our Newhaven site, this is a recently awarded contract from Jackson Civil Engineering as part of their framework with the Environment Agency.
The project forms part of a 5 year flood defence scheme with BCM carrying out the final element of works which is the flood defence to the rail track at Parsons Level Crossing, on the Newhaven to Seaford line.
The remaining works include a flood wall outside of the railway line, installation of a ring beam with a demountable barrier on top (to be used in the event of a flood), a number of ducts and chambers, one Under Track Crossing (UTX) and finally an Under Road Crossing (URX) to re-route Signalling & Telecoms cables.
The programme starts in November 2020 and completes during a possession over the Christmas period.
Project Manager Duane Carey began proceedings during the induction by giving the team an overview of the project and the project duration before enforcing the 3 core values BCM stand by, which are:
- We Stay on the safe side.
- We Care about people.
- We take pride in our Work.
These values convey to staff representing BCM that we expect high standards of work in every aspect of the project.
Second to take the stage was HSQE Specialist Dave Allen. Dave provided an interactive presentation on the potential risks associated with the specific job including manual handling procedures; PPE; The Network Rail lifesaving rules; exclusion zones; plant management and the correct Covid-19 procedures on site.
Finally, Environmental and Sustainability Manager Jenny Peters addressed the environmental risks of the project including ecology, pollution prevention and management of plant and equipment. This then led into an interactive Spill Kit Awareness Training Session demonstrating environmental risks attributed to spills and how to deal with them using emergency spill materials like spill kits.
We pride ourselves on setting up projects and our workforce to succeed – clear, detailed inductions form a key part of this.