Major Milestone Reached On Framework For Network Rail

27 April 2015

The team working on the Kent Multifunctional Framework (MFF) for Network Rail recently celebrated its one-year anniversary working on Costain's first Rail framework in southern England.

Work started on the framework on 1 April 2014. During that time the team successfully carried out over 270,000 hours of work without any *RIDDOR reportable accidents, and is working hard to ensure this trend continues.

The MFF delivers maintenance works to buildings, structures and geotech for Network Rail in the whole of the Kent area, and includes the delivery of station enhancements, new footbridges to improve accessibility and upgrades to bridges, embankments and tunnels.

The framework agreements have been designed to encourage increased collaboration between Network Rail and its partners, setting out shared objectives which incentivise safe, efficient project delivery. The team is fully integrated, with Network Rail, Costain and key suppliers working in collaboration to achieve the targets for the five-year framework.

Andy Clarke, Costain Programme Manager, said: "From a standing start in April 2014, our team can be extremely proud to have achieved such a strong safety record in a live rail environment. Network Rail needs us to deliver 18% efficiencies on the previous Control Period 4 targets, and we are targeting this through close collaboration with NR and our supply chain partners - something that has already been recognised by our NR colleagues.”


*Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995)


Pictured: The Kent MFF project commemorates the 150th year anniversary of Costain in a unique way!




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