Heat Stress. Know the facts.
Whilst we are blessed with such beautiful weather we must not forget to look after ourselves and each other.
Heat stress is very dangerous and you must ensure you take all reasonable steps to protect yourself, and others, from the extreme heat.
- Avoid individual work, supervise each other and remain safe
- Drink at least 2 litres of water every 2-3 hours during work. Avoid caffeinated beverages as they promote dehydration of the body
- Protect your head at all times, wear your hard hat on site or a cap / hat if not site based
Remember – “Safety Starts With Me”
We recently reached a key milestone in our journey, where “Safety Starts with Me”. To celebrate this occasion, our Health and Safety Manager, Dylan Thompson (CMIOSH), has issued a statement:
“At Wilson & Scott our number one priority is the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of our employees, delivery partners and customers. We strive to ensure no one is harmed when using or working on the network, enabling everyone to return home safe and well to their families each and every day.
It is through our proactive approach to Occupational Health, Safety and wellbeing, that we are extremely proud to announce that we have completed over 2 Million hours of work without a RIDDOR reportable incident.
Whilst we manage Health Safety and wellbeing through our systems, policies, and procedures, it is delivered through a culture of visible leadership which is embraced by all. It is through the commitment and dedication of all our people and delivery partners that we pride ourselves in being leaders in Occupational Health and Safety.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our people for your commitment to not only your own health and wellbeing but of everyone around you and embracing our culture of ‘Safety Starts With Me’.”
A milestone achievement that all should be proud of!
Riddor – The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences
Wilson and Scott are proud to announce our most recent certification from BSI against ISO 27001 for our Information Security Management System. This compliments our existing suite of 5 ISO certifications including Quality, H&S, Road Traffic Safety and National Highways Sector Scheme 7. We continue to go from strength to strength in reinforcing our quality services on offer. Please visit our website should you need any lining services
This year, we are celebrating 70 years of Wilson and Scott. In March 1952, the company was incorporated. Founded by two work colleagues, Jim Scott and Les Wilson.
We have been at the forefront of the industry ever since, continually developing standards for all road and line marking. Today, we have depots across the country, as well as a highly trained workforce.
In the decades since our inception, Wilson and Scott has grown into the leading line marking company it is today. We all look forward to many more years providing lining solutions for all of the UK.
In recognition of Wilson & Scott’s first SDF contract, our Compliance Manager, Jason, and I attended the A21 to see the works being carried out.
Whilst there, Jason undertook a site audit on our crew. This was to ensure compliance with our ISO certified standards including National Highways sector scheme 7. The audit was an opportunity to engage with the crews and resulted in a successful assessment. The audit provided substantial assurance over the operational controls observed.
Many thanks to our collaborative partner FM Conway, for allowing us both on site, and to observe the relationship between our industry partners. We look forward to our continued collaboration on the SDF contract. Another, very important, thanks goes to HW Martin for providing our traffic management. Keeping all involved safe, every night.
Especial thanks go to Kieren Goom, Wilson & Scott’s site supervisor; Neil Dibben, FM Conway’s site supervisor; and all the crew that were audited on the night.
A distinction is an excellence that sets someone apart from others. At Wilson & Scott, we aim to upskill all of our people to the highest levels of excellence. Therefore, it comes with great pride to announce Leanne Wiles’ distinction in her Surveying Technician Diploma.
Awarded by the University College of Estate Management, Leanne has worked extremely hard to gain this certification; even more so to be presented the highest grade, with a distinction. As our Estimating Manager, this Diploma is the fruits of many hours graft and shows what a brilliant job Leanne does. Day in, day out.
Are you looking to join a growing workforce, with competitive pay and development opportunities? If so, a role with us at Wilson & Scott could be the answer for you.
We are currently looking for skilled workers to join our team as Operatives and Chargehands.
Applicants should possess, or be in the process of obtaining:
NVQ L2 Road Marking Qualification, CSCS Registration, A full UK driving licence (Cat C desirable) and means of transport to a local depot.
To find out more, head over to our ‘Vacancies‘ section of the website and fill out our contact form.
Our last NVQ post, ‘Insight to Industry‘, saw a catch-up with Wilson & Scott’s newest apprentice, Ethan Wheatley. Since then, Ethan has been continuing on with his hard work and commitment to learning the job to achieve his NVQ.
Last week, under the watch of Chris Freer, Ethan carried out some car park lining in Bristol. This job included hatching, parking bays, disabled bays and EV bays. Uniquely, the client had requested that the disabled bays should be white thermoplastic, as opposed to yellow.
Ethan has consistently showed dedication to his job, which clearly reflects in the level of work that he puts out. This can be seen in a video from the site: Disabled Bay Marking
During the winter months, it is no surprise that the nation’s roads can come under some strain. Not only is winter driving more challenging for the country’s motorist, road conditions worsen at this time of year. With rain, ice, and cold temperatures, road surfaces are prone to crack; road markings fade. Therefore, at this time of year, Wilson & Scott undertake a wide range of Maintenance and Repair jobs.
One of these such works I recently visited was a contract from National Highways, on the A36. Our crews, supervised by Russell Small, carried out a variety of tasks to ensure that the trunk road continued to safely serve the local residents. Some of the work that was going on included handwork, joint sealing, and machining the edge and centre lines of the carriageway. Routine maintenance such as this provides a critical service to local communities, keeping the country moving.