The James Higgins memorial safety awards 2016

James Higgins was the Company’s Health & Safety Manager for 18 years before he sadly passed away in February 2015. He was not only a highly valued colleague but a true friend to us all.

In honour of James’ memory, we created an incentive where members of staff were nominated to receive prizes for promoting Health & Safety initiatives and improvements within the Company.

Terry Taber, our Director for Health & Safety presented the winners with their prizes.

First prize went to Joe Puertollano from our Ashford M&E Operating Centre who received £500 in vouuchers and the winner’s trophy. In joint second place were Rick Fowles (Manchester Operating Centre) and William Fox-O’Brien (London Operating Centre) who both received £250 in vouchers and the runner’s up trophy.

The James Higgins Memorial Safety Awards 2016

Recent Project Success

Recent project success

Our nationwide Operating Centres continue to win prestigious projects, achieving our planned growth year on year. Examples of our recent awards are detailed below:-

Ashford Airports
Heathrow Terminal 5 Baggage Project, Mace/HAL
Reclaim Facility (BRF), Mace/HAL
Screening Machine Upgrades, Mace/HAL

Ashford M&E
SWIP Lot 4 Framework (Station Works & Improvement Programme), London, London Underground
Ilford Depot Upgrade, London, Bombardier Transport
Bank London Underground Station Upgrade, Atkins

Basingstoke
Southall Waterside, Ealing, Berkeley Homes
HMRC Croydon, Surrey, Como
Hinkley Point, Somerset, Premier Modular
Gloucester Energy from Waste, UBB

Birmingham
A14, Cambridge, A14 Integrated Delivery Team
One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, Carillion
Unite the Union, Birmingham, Flanagan Contracting

Glasgow
Edinburgh and Midlothian Waste Facility, HZI
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Robertson
Balfour Beatty New Offices Eurocentral, BB
Kelvinhall Phase 2, Glasgow, McLaughlin & Harvey
Carnoustie Golf Club, Nr. Dundee, Ogilvie

London
Angel Court, London, Mace (Shell & Core) and Como (Fit-Out)
The Wardian, London, Ballymore
20 Grosvenor Square, Multiplex

Leeds
FM2, Ferrybridge, HZI, together with Large Slipform Works, PJ Carey
Iport Building, Doncaster, Buckingham Group
Cloth Hall Court, Leeds, Overbury

Manchester
Owen Street, Manchester, Renaker
Lime Street, Liverpool, ISG
Omega Domino’s Pizza Warehouse, Warrington, Buckingham Group

Newcastle
Lynemouth Power Station, Ashington, Northumberland, Sir Robert McAlpine
The Urban Science Building, Newcastle, Bowmer & Kirkland

Electrical Project Managers wanted for our Building Services Division

We are hiring

Due to the continued growth of our Building Services Division they are looking to recruit Electrical Project Managers to oversee our new and existing projects. Experience working on LUL or railway projects would be of interest to us. If you are hard working, ambitious and want to be part of a growing business please contact Kevin Neill – Kevin.neill@wingate.co.uk and put Electrical Project Manager in the subject. No agencies please.

We are hiring

The James Higgins memorial – safety awards

James Higgins memorial

James Higgins memorial - safety awards

James Higgins was the Company’s Health & Safety Manager for 18 years before he sadly passed away in February 2015. He was not only a highly valued colleague but a true friend to us all.

In honour of James’ memory, we created a competition where members of staff were nominated to receive prizes for promoting Health & Safety initiatives and improvements within the Company.

The prize giving event took place on Friday 19 February 2016 at the Belfry Hotel and Golf Complex in the Midlands. Terry Taber, our Director for Health & Safety presented the winners with their prizes.

First prize went to Steve Voke from our Birmingham office who received £500 in vouchers and the winner’s trophy. In joint second place were Ian Brierley and Neil Marshall who both received £250 in vouchers and the runner’s up trophy.

Danny Ayrton (Regional Director for North and Midlands) and David Brierley (Health & Safety Manager) also attended this event.

The James Higgins memorial - safety awards

Wingate assists DIY SOS

Wingate assist DIY SOS

Wingate assist DIY SOS

The Big Build Veterans’ Special
Aired on BBC 1 on 14th & 21st October

Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS Team transformed an entire Street in Manchester, turning empty properties into homes for Armed Forces Veterans. In addition they landscaped the East Manchester streets they belong to.

To assist with this incredible project, we donated the following services:-

  • Power to all site cabins
  • The installation of transformers and temporary lighting to all houses
  • Paul Holyoak, our NICEIC Test Engineer, 6 days on site services. Paul carried out electrical installation works and testing duties
  • Last minute electrical materials, so the project could be complete and ready for the big reveal

Terry Taber, Wingate Business Development Director quoted: “We were delighted to have been part of this massive project, and without everyone pulling together the goal would simply not have been achieved, so a big thanks to all involved”.

Wingate assist DIY SOS

Wingate site personnel awarded top health & safety awards at BSKYB

Wingate

Craig Rogers, our Project Manager at BskyB has come up with innovative new ideas that have helped towards improving safety and has presented his findings to the Mace/BskyB Strategic Leadership team. As a result, he has won CCS innovation competition which was organised by Sky and also the highest purple HS&E badge which has never previously been awarded.

Jamie Hall, our Electrician won the second highest Orange Badge, and he too was the first person to receive such an award from Sky. This involved taking it upon himself to work extra hours to make the building water tight before a huge down pour of rain was forecast. His second initiative was when a HV Transformer de-energised and the entire site was left without power. Jamie worked into the evening to ensure the HV Transformer was re-energised so that the site supply was restored and back to normal for work to resume the following day.

Wingate site awarded top health & safety awards at BSKYB

Recent Project Success

Further illustrating the diverse range of sectors that we operate in and our constant strive for improvement, we are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the following national projects:

  • London Underground, Ruislip Depot, Clancy Docwra
  • One Blackfriars, London, Brookfield Multiplex
  • 33 King William Street, London, HB Reavis
  • Rathbone Square, London, Lend Lease
  • Nissan XL Line Press Shop, Sunderland, Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Bracknell Regeneration, Berkshire, Mace
  • Ferrybridge Power Station, West Yorkshire, HzL
  • Burbo Bank On-Shore Sub-Station, St. Asaph, Balfour Beatty Construction Services
  • Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morrison Construction
  • Astra Zeneca, Cambridge, Skanska

Safestow 3 – Gas assisted ladder loading system

We recognised that accessing ladders and materials stored on the roof racks of our vans involves working at height and manual handling problems.

Roof racks that slide and tilt were researched and two versions were purchased for trials. Due to the positive feedback from the trials, this type of rack will now feature on all new additions to our fleet of vehicles, removing the need to work at height when loading or unloading and drastically reducing the manual handling involved.

SPECIFICATION:

Rhino Products have recently launched their next generation Safestow®. This is designed from the ground upwards and makes loading and unloading ladders on to light commercial vehicles faster, easier and safer than ever before. The features include:-

  • Safe loading and unloading in seconds
  • Manufactured from highly robust aluminium and stainless steel components
  • Fully adjustable to carry most ladder types
  • Secure and lockable
  • 20g crash tested TUV approved
  • Five way easy adjustable settings to optimise the resistance of the gas rams to the weight of ladders for loading/unloading different weights
  • Ultra low overall height, with all gas rams remaining horizontal in operation
  • Brass bushes and fully sealed roller bearings used throughout to ensure an effortless gliding action when operated
  • Highly rigid and torsional strength design

Safestow 3