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307, 2017

New offices for our Bridgend branch

Our Bridgend branch has moved from it’s location on East Street to North Street, less than 1 mile away.

The new address and contact number are:

Briggs Amasco Ltd
C5 Business Centre
North Road
Bridgend Industrial Estate
Bridgend
CF31 3TP

Tel: 01656 336 446

2806, 2017

Safety Forum 2017

This year’s Safety Forum was held at our head office in Cradley Heath, on 14/15 June and was attended by 40 branch & contracts managers and 49 sub-contractors.

Both days started with an introduction by our Managing Director, Dave Maginnis, followed by our guest speaker, Steve Lewis from Mace.

We then split into two groups.

In our dedicated training room, our safety advisors Bert Bruff, Shona MacMillan and Gary Wills covered topics including Accident Reporting, RAMS & Rescue Plans, Improve through Situational Awareness with daily safe starts and safe finishes and SLAM (Stop, Look, Assess, Manage).

The second group went into our stores where an allocated area was set up to cover near miss re-enactment and how to communicate effectively with people. This was an interactive session and was embraced wholeheartedly by all.

The day ended with a Q&A session with all of our Directors.

Feedback from both employees and sub-contractors was extremely positive with comments such as:

  • First class as per usual
  • Excellent and informative
  • Gave me confidence to speak to managers about unsafe conditions
  • Excellent event
  • Actors/interaction excellent
  • My first meeting, but hopefully not the last
  • Very helpful
  • Role playing scenarios very good, thought provoking

Pictures from the two days, (scroll down for videos)

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Introduction by Dave Maginnis

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Presentation by Steve Lewis from Mace

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Shona presenting and Gary assisting

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Interactive sessions

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Near miss re-enactment

Videos


Communicate effectively with people


Interactive session feedback

1105, 2017

Core Values Update

BriggsAmasco has six core values

  • Sharing Knowledge
  • Integrity
  • Long-Term
  • Performance
  • Humility
  • Agility

These have been updated together with a short video presentation, visit the Core Values page

803, 2017

NFRC Gold Award

BriggsAmasco is pleased to announce that we have received the Gold Award in the 2016 Health & Safety in Roofing Awards Scheme from NFRC.

> Download letter received from NFRC
> Download NFRC certificate

203, 2017

Finalist – British Parking Awards

BriggsAmasco were finalist at the British Parking Awards for Best New Car Park. This for the work completed at Waitrose Car Park, Solihull.

The winners were announced on the 10th March, at Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.

Further information can be found at www.britishparkingawards.co.uk

> Download Finalist Certificate

203, 2017

Accreditations Update

BriggsAmasco is accredited to a number of schemes under the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) umbrella.

These include:

  • Safecontractor
  • CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)
  • SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Services)
  • Constructionline (health & safety element only)

These accreditations began for BriggsAmasco in 1999, with Constructionline. This was followed with Safecontractor, in 2001 (when it was called “Supplyline”) and CHAS in 2004. SMAS is a relatively new accreditation for the company.

Initially, these were all accreditations made independently of each other, requiring duplication of information and, frequently, information to be provided in a different way.

To address this duplication of time, effort and cost, the Government commissioned a report called “Accelerating the SME Economic Engine: Through Transparent, Simple and Strategic Procurement (2008), in a bid to simplify the process of assessment. On the back of this, SSIP was founded in May 2009, which brought together certain elements of individual assessments, but allowed clients to retain their independence in selecting which assessment scheme they preferred.

BriggsAmasco now uses Safecontractor as its principal assessment, which then “deems to satisfy” the criteria of CHAS, SMAS and the health & safety element of Constructionline, although each accreditation still requires some additional or confirmation information.

Janice Tyler, BriggsAmasco’s Environment and Supply Chain Manager, facilitates these assessments. “These accreditations give our clients confidence in our commitment to health & safety and in our compliance with both legal requirements and our own good practices.”

Further information can be found on our Accreditations page.

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