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Costain Excels In Safety And Environment

27 March 2012

Costain’s *MAC 10 Project, M62, J9 to 11 Improvement Works has excelled in the latest results released by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).  

The project was awarded a total score of 37 out of a possible 40.

With the CCS measuring a total of eight categories, the MAC 10 Project received the maximum score possible, an impressive 5 out of 5, for both the safety and the environment categories, showing that exceptional measures were taken in line with the scheme’s requirements. 

The CCS monitor commented that: “Regular toolbox talks are carried out.  Operatives are encouraged to make safety suggestions.  The site has introduced safety innovations developed through lesson learned / operative suggestions” and that “Attention to detail regarding site safety is first class”.

The project was also awarded a score of 4.5 out 5 for each of the remaining six categories: considerate, appearance, a good neighbour, respectful, responsible and accountable.  This score showed that a ‘high level beyond compliance’ was achieved.

In summary, the monitor remarked that: “The site team are running a compliant site under the Considerate Constructors Scheme in a professional manner.  The site gives a good impression and the whole team fully embraces the scheme requirements”.

The MAC 10, £9.5million scheme combines three sets of improvements into one ‘rolled together’ scheme including the widening of the link roads from the M6 at junction 21A (Croft Interchange) onto the M62 eastbound carriageway at junction 10.

The Croft Interchange is one of the busiest junctions on the motorway in the North of England with the M62 at this point carrying 57,000 vehicles a day in each direction.

Gerard Ward, Site Manager at MAC 10 commented: “There is always a great sense of achievement to get a great score especially when you know the high standards expected from the CCS.  The team’s response to delivering a much needed improvement scheme for the local community will be impressive and extremely welcomed by the local community.  It is important that High Profile Highway Schemes are given some recognition with hopefully a modest Award to hang up alongside the Silver achieved last Year.”

Neal Symmons, Highways Agency Service Delivery Manager for this scheme stated: “Achieving a CCS score of 37 out of 40 is an excellent score and reflects the efforts of the entire project team.  The linear nature of highway network projects mean our work areas are large when compared with other construction projects, this fact coupled also with our customers travelling through our works area means our constructions teams have to be extra vigilant and work very hard to achieve CCS scores of this level.”

*MAC 10 is an A-one+ Project, which is a Joint Venture Project with Colas and Halcrow.