Concrete Roads Framework A12 Junction 25 Marks Tey to Junction 26 Stanway

John Sisk and Son Ltd

Construction Project Overview

The project is a road development works involving a 3.3km section of the A12 near Colchester, Essex. It involves the reconstruction of the six lanes of the carriageway between Junction 25 at Marks Tey and Junction 26 at Stanway. John Sisk & Son has been awarded a Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold National Site Award for the incredible standards upheld during the project in 2023. The site project team has demonstrated a commitment to maintaining exceptional site standards and championing the Scheme’s goals and commitments when it comes to positive environmental, community and workforce impacts.

Project Highlights

The site team consistently adhered to the CCS Code of Considerate Practice throughout 2023, ensuring excellent work quality and minimal disruption to the public. They utilised various communication channels to maintain public transparency. The company’s strong multiple environmental, health and safety accreditations demonstrated their commitment to quality, the environment, and health and safety. They remarkably achieved NetZero through carbon offsetting. Positive leadership ensured a safe and presentable work environment and there was a robust focus on equal opportunities, respect, and workforce development.

Innovations & Best Practices

The team was also remarkable in embracing best practice, by adopting a CCS-approved innovation and best practice enhancements for higher performance. To save carbon and boost safety, they used an innovative PAVE electric bondcoat sprayer for road laying. This advanced method reduced carbon emissions by requiring less energy to heat the material. The team also employed water bottle pumps for energy-efficient water dispensing and an innovative electric road marker to further decrease carbon emissions.

Respecting the Community

A rigorous induction system ensured the workforce understood their responsibility to minimise disruption for the community and motorists. The team produced a clear communication plan and fostered respectful behaviour. Their well-organised approach and proactive stakeholder engagement were crucial for a project of this scale. Regular community updates ensured transparency.

Caring for the Environment

The site team’s strong environmental policy and quality system prioritised the specific environmental requirements of the project. Inductions and toolbox talks covered relevant environmental issues. They were committed to continuous environmental performance improvement while maintaining high service standards. Robust measures minimised carbon emissions, noise, dust, and vibration. Environmental policies, assessments, plans, inspections, and training were cornerstones of their approach.

Valuing the Workforce

The company’s environment and occupational health certifications highlighted their commitment to creating a safe and attractive workplace. Positive leadership set high standards, and excellent welfare facilities were provided. Site-specific risk assessments were regularly produced and communicated. The team’s dedication to equal opportunities, respect, and support was evident. They fostered an open-door culture where workforce feedback was encouraged. They addressed occupational and mental health proactively. Training needs analyses and an up-to-date training matrix supported staff development. Construction Skills Certification Scheme verifications and Right to Work checks ensured workforce safety and legitimacy.

Congratulations to the team for these outstanding performance levels.

Award Level

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