HSQE and Training

CSCS – congratulations to all 10 candidates who participated in this round of NVQ’s for passing.  We have sent off the forms to have the CSCS cards updated to reflect the NVQ in General Highways Maintenance.

CPCS – we are in the process of analysing everyone’s plant training and requirements.  Claire will be in touch within the next month or so with details.

National Water Hygiene Scheme – the first of several in house training sessions has been successfully completed.  A further programme of training towards registration for the new Network Construction Operations (Water) qualification is to be carried out before the end of the year.  This new scheme has been introduced to replace those required by Anglian Water, Cambridge Water, etc and needs to be completed before January 2007 otherwise NVQ training will be necessary.  Further details can be obtained from Kelvin and Joe.

August saw the return of BSI to carry out continuing assessments for our

Quality and Environmental registrations.  The results were successful with continued registration being recommended.  Many thanks to those involved.

The assessment identified some issues requiring attention but none of a serious nature.  The correct procedures for recording waste disposal being one of the issues where improvement has been made but requires further development.

Kelvin has carried out a review of our system documentation and has managed to significantly reduce the amount of material by combining Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental requirements.  The new manual is scheduled for formal publication and issue to all employees October 2006.

Finally Groupbridge have invested in equipment to assist with assessment where required under the new Control of Noise Regulations which came into force in April of this year.

New and Existing Contracts



Work on the recycled plastic boardwalks at Wicken Fen has now been completed and thanks to all involved.


Work recently started on Melton crossroads, a further 278 works for Jacobs Babtie.  The works are progressing well.


The Hutton Mount project in Brentwood recently started for a new client and is proceeding well.


Works for Sygma Security are also progressing well despite changes to the fence routes.


Also Pride Oils and Shotley Marina have been successfully completed.

                            (Pride Oils)

                          (Shotley Marina)

Over the past few months we have formed a great working relationship with Biwater and currently have 5 sites in construction at Westerfield, Metton, Carbrooke, Earls Colne and Baylham.

Further works for the National Trust at Anglesey Abbey have been secured and will be starting in September