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Background One of our five key values is ‘Always putting safety first’ We wanted  to explain and manage our safety commitments and priorities in way that was easy to recognise and understand. We also saw that what safety means now is more all encompassing. We wanted to make sure that we were inclusive of every […]

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Team Building

Background A common barrier of the ‘one team’ approach is when one group of people has limited understanding of what another group is responsible for or the challenges a different group might face. Solution Our approach to overcome this challenge is to encourage inter-team communication by raising awareness of the roles of other teams and the pressures they face. This […]

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Career Skills Ambassadors

Background As a leading joint venture contractor it is important that we do everything possible to support career skills development and help promote engineering in the community. Solution A-one+ established an ambassador group bringing together registered science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) ambassadors. The primary aim of the group is to support employees to work […]

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Women in Engineering

Background National Women in Engineering Day is an annual event which helps to raise awareness of the opportunities and relevance of women in the industry. Solution To celebrate women in engineering and support and encourage more women to consider a career in engineering or construction, we developed a series of activities to celebrate National Women […]

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Managing Customer Contact

Background Our traffic management operatives are at the forefront of network activity and often they are the first contact road-users and residents have with our organisation. However, these operatives are not only at risk from passing traffic and traffic management incursions. Members of the public can also pose a significant risk to our operatives enforcing […]

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JuMP Mentoring

Background Aiming to attract, develop and retain the best talent within the industry. Solution Junior and Mid-level Professionals network UK (JuMP) is a multi-faceted approach to skills development. JuMP is run by a network of volunteer colleagues within A-one+ whose parent company is CH2M and with support of senior managers. The scheme was created in […]

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IPV No Strikes Driver Education Programme

Background Between June 2009 and December 2013 A-one+ experienced eight road user strikes on our Impact Protection Vehicles (IPV) while our operatives were working in the live carriageway. Solution The IPV is used on the majority of our work. The rear mounted crash cushion is designed to gradually absorb impact energy and protect our operatives […]

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Employee Recognition ‘ The Grits’

Background An employee survey identified that feeling valued was a key driver for improving engagement. We had an employee of the month scheme and our parent companies provided differing reward schemes. We decided to investigate the motivators highlighted in the survey to develop a bespoke scheme appropriate to the unique A-one+ arrangement. Solution The GRIT […]

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Better Health at Work

Background In 2011 A-one+ signed up to the Better Health at Work Award in 2011 as part of the company commitment to improve health and wellbeing of staff and supply chain. Solution The Better Health at Work Award supports and recognises organisations who want to create a healthy workplace. The benefits of healthier workplace and […]

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Cultural Behavioural Safety

Background 90% of accidents are caused by human behaviour (2006 HSE) A-one+ is using behavioural science and psychology to drive safety improvements. Solution Cultural Behavioural Safety (CBS), brings together blue collar, white collar, client and supply chain using behavioural science and psychology, raising awareness of the consequences faced by individuals in making choices of either […]

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Background Skills shortages is an issue facing the whole construction industry and will affect the highways sector. There is currently a shortfall of young people being enticed to consider training in many key roles such as engineers, project managers and supervisors. One of our objectives is to help make sure young people have an understanding of […]

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Remote Controlled Site Access Gates

Background Traditional traffic management layouts at road closures use manually operated plastic barriers. The operative responsible for enforcement manually opens the gate to allow site access to works vehicles. Historically we have experienced a number of near misses where members of the public attempt to enter a road closure, putting the lives of our road […]

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