Are you emphasising your Health and Safety practices and policies when bidding into the HS2 supply chain?

HS2 is the UK’s largest ever infrastructure project. However, the process of constructing this new network has naturally raised Health and Safety concerns.

A strategic goal has been set to deliver the railway to the highest Health and Safety standards, as well as proactively managing risk and setting new standards in occupational health.

Emma Head, Corporate Health and Safety Director for HS2, said “Our focus over the last 12 months has been to define what Health and Safety means in reality for HS2 Ltd and for our contractors, through identifying our clear, measurable Health and Safety commitments so we can articulate the legacy we will leave for Health and Safety,”

“We recently shortlisted companies for over £11bn of major works civil engineering contracts, covering things like heavy earth moving, bridges and tunnels. It’s essential that Health and Safety is built into the contract if we are to maximise our impact”

“HS2 has committed to a HS2 wide induction programme and H&S Passport Scheme, and there will be an enhanced Safety Leadership Induction for all frontline leaders within the supply chain. This will enable us to provide a “HS2 Injection” and deliver a consistent safety experience.”

The passport scheme will enable HS2 to share Health and Safety data across the programme and the supply chain. It is hoped this scheme will be a collaborative project with other major infrastructure managers, like Network Rail and Transport for London.

This would enable them to share safety critical data and eradicate long-standing industry issues like ‘double-shifting’ – working two shifts in a row.

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Based on our significant experience of writing tenders in the rail sector, Thornton & Lowe have designed rail specific bid/tender training workshops. Our workshops are aimed at anyone looking to get involved in, or improve, bids for rail-related contracts.

The workshops will give an insight into what requirements you are likely to see within a rail bid, using a key rail contractor as a focus throughout.

Course outline will include:

  • Network Rail overview – Organisation and structure
  • Types of contract and contract availability
  • Health and Safety
  • Technical questions and Delivery
  • 10 point Charter – Environment and Sustainability
  • Collaboration, communication, consultation and innovation
  • Network Rail contracts and the importance of relationships

We have a number of events scheduled in 2016 which are designed to improve your understanding of writing successful tenders and bids in the rail sector.

The cost for the training is £315+VAT per delegate, per session. This includes all course material, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

If you would like more information or to book on the course, please get in touch with our head office on 01204 238 046, email the team at training@thorntonandlowe.com/ or book and pay online.

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