MPH has been working closely with Road Skills, David Somers and his team who have guided us to achieve and maintain our FORS Bronze Accreditation and more recently to achieve the FORS Silver Accreditation. In achieving this we have introduced many systems to ensure we are monitoring all areas with regards to vehicles and employees and continue to improve our working practice.
Last week we had a visit from a Traffic Examiner to carry out an Operators Report and review regarding our Operators Licence. We are very pleased to announce that we achieved a Satisfactory Report which is the highest level possible. We scored very highly during the meeting and feel this was down to the systems in place for the FOR Silver accreditation and the help of David and his team at Road Skills.
John TarrantModern plant working with Road Skills to achieve FORS Silver Accreditation.
Modern Plant is committed to professional development of its team. In the last six months staff have completed or are in process of completing the following:
Nebosh Health and Safety qualification,
Road Transport Manager CPC Course,
Year one of a degree in Quantity surveying,
Four site staff completed the SMSTS course,
Three site staff completed the SSSTS course,
Numerous others such as roller, dumper, CAT scanning, confined spaces working and excavator CSCS tickets.
Mick Tarrant, the Modern Plant MD, commented we encourage training to help develop and motivate our workforce and I am delighted the Modern Plant has been able to support employee development adding to the already high level of suitable qualifications held by the Modern Plant team
John TarrantModern Plant continues with employee training
Skanska are well known as a leading national contractor with robust standards and high Safety & Quality management systems. MPH is delighted to achieve the award and it is fitting recognition of the onsite team’s dedication and hard work over 12 months. The team are assessed on monthly KPI’s which focused on all areas of the construction process and this has allowed for constant improvement. The award for the team is on top of numerous individual awards for the site team over
John TarrantMPH awarded contractor of the month on a Skanska site.
In March Modern Plant Hire commenced a £3m externals contract in Gloucester. The work comprises of site clearance, lay sub-base, drainage, foundation attenuation, roads and footpaths for a new factory on an Arlington Estate. Mick Tarrant the MPH MD commented ” We are delighted to be working with the Takenaka team again on such an exciting job.”
John TarrantMPH starts work on a £3m contract in Gloucester
Junior QS Dan O’Brien represented Warwickshire RFU over the weekend in the Semifinal of the Div 2 County Cup. The win means Dan and the team play Durham in the County Cup final at Twickenham on Sunday 27th May at 17.15 KO.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. It is an industry-led accreditation scheme that aims to promote road freight as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation in a way that supports economic growth and environmental targets whilst helping to improve our quality of life.
Richard Tarrant, MPH transport manager said. “I would like to thank the team for their efforts to ensure MPH has been accredited with FORS Silver status. This reaffirms to the outside world the standard we know MPH fleet has been operating at for a long time.”
Modern Plant has recently added new Weightlifter trailers to the existing haulage fleet. Managing Director, Mick Tarrant, stated “we are pleased to update some of our trailers with new Weightlifter trailers. Historically they have proved relaiable units for MPH and the investment represents good value for money. The trailers have a net 29.5 tonne haulage capacity are an important part of our haulage business both for contract haulage and to assist in the supply chain for MPH contract civils works.”
MPH was pleased to take delivery of two new Caterpillar excavators from Finnings earlier in the summer. The two excavators: a 20 tonne 320 and a 13 tonne 313 were supplied as replacements for two excavators. Finnings assisted MPH in securing the most suitable machines based on workloads. Mick Tarrant the MPH managing Director commented. “MPH has always had a policy of rotating machines and vehicles to ensure equipment is up-to-date and fitted with latest safety equipment. This results in safer working environments, lower down time, less repair costs and more efficiency across our sites. We are very happy with the Cats which are industry leaders and the service from Finnings. That’s why we have been customers for over 50 years.”
MPH contracts team have constructed a cofferdam as part of the temporary works for the installation of a foul pumping station. The excavation is approx 8 meters deep and the team can been seen installing the steel reinforcing for the supporting walls, prior to installation of the two tanks which sit side by side.
John TarrantMPH external works – cofferdam for foul pumping station