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Celebration for 100,000 hours safety achievement

12 October 2011

The Costain team working on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water AMP5 Framework celebrated a full year on the Welsh Water Five Fords Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) site, as well as reaching over 100,000 man-hours on site without a RIDDOR incident, with a hog roast.

Work on the Five Fords site was suspended during lunchtime to ensure the entire on-site workforce could join in the celebration and the invite was extended to all of the Framework office staff and supply chain who have all contributed to the success over the past year.  
Guests were also given the opportunity to have a tour around the site and offered the chance to go inside an empty (but clean) Sludge Digester. The £23million project provides an extension to the current WwTW which is already the largest wastewater operational site in North Wales. Work involved building a new digestion plant, phosphorous removal and sludge treatment capacity, both to comply with current legislation and to ease the problems of sludge handling in North Wales.

John Madden, Costain Framework Director, said: “Reaching this safety milestone is a real achievement and is testimony to the quality of the team that we have working on Five Fords WwTW. It is gratifying that we have been able to celebrate our success to date with everybody who played a part in the success of the project. The site not only has an excellent health and safety record but is currently performing on budget and is on programme to be substantially complete by 31 March 2012.”