RoSPA Gold 2015

V.J. Donegan & Company Limited is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2015

V.J. Donegan & Company Limited of Stockport, is among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015.

The Gold award has been received in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

V.J. Donegan & Company Managing Director, Val Donegan said: “This is our fourth GOLD award in a row and needless to say I am absolutely delighted to receive it.  The award confirms the Company’s continuing commitment to improving safety standards, and is a reflection of the great efforts by the staff, (in particular our Health and Safety Manager, Debby Littlewood) in the continuing drive to eliminate accidents and occupation-related illnesses from the workplace.”

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).

The sponsors of the RoSPA Awards 2015 are: headline sponsor – NEBOSH; The RoSPA International Sector Award – airsweb; The MORR Trophy – Allianz; The International Dilmun Environmental Award – GPIC; The Best New Entry Trophy – Safety and Health Expo; The Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy – Springfields Fuels; and, The MORR Technology Trophy – Tesco Dotcom.

This year, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremonies are being held in three locations: at ExCeL London on June 16 alongside the Safety and Health Expo 2015; in Birmingham on July 14 and 15  and in Glasgow on September 17, the day after the RoSPA Scotland Occupational Health and Safety Congress.

See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

Lymm Super Sewer

Here is an article from United Utilities about the construction of a 20m dia 23m deep shaft in Lymm which Donegan recently completed. The shaft will provide 4 million litres of storage capacity in times of heavy rainfall to prevent flooding in the local area.

Flower Power

You may remember that back in August we told you about new super sewers for Lymm. Well we’ve now finished building the huge underground tank which will clean-up nearby Sow Brook and we marked the occasion by laying 5,000 crocus bulbs in the area.

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UU volunteers joined forces with volunteers from Groundwork, Life for a Life, Marks & Spencer and contractors VJ Donegan and Co Ltd to plant the bulbs and local residents also took part in the fun.

Luke Spencer, United Utilities project coordinator, said:

“This is a great scheme for the community – it will make Sow Brook the cleanest it has been for decades – and we had fun in the sunshine planting the bulbs, which will look lovely next year.

“It was a win-win for the environment.”

During storms, rainwater can overload the sewers and the water, together with sewage, can overflow into our rivers and watercourses.

In January this year, work started on building the detention tank which will hold the storm flows and screen out any litter like a sieve before it enters the brook.

Luke Added:

“We’ve been building on land occupied by local allotments and a memorial garden, so we wanted to make sure we didn’t just return the area as it was, but made it look brighter next spring with the crocuses. We really wanted to give something back.”

 

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Local residents and workers at the planting event.

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RoSPA Gold Award 2014

RoSPA Gold Award 2014

Donegan, is for the third year running among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014.

The Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) was presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, at the National Exhibition Center, on May 15, 2014.

As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPAs mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPAs awards manager, said:

“The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems such as V J Donegan & Company Limited, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.”

Val Donegan, Managing Director of V J Donegan & Co Ltd, said:

“I’m proud that for the third year running our dedication to working to high safety standards has been rewarded. Special thanks to all our staff who helped attain this award, I hope we can continue this level of commitment and attain a fourth award next year.”

The majority of RoSPAs awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk (MORR).

See www.rospa.com/awards/ for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

 

Project Lymm UID

Donegan Civil Engineering have been awarded this £3m contract by United Utilities, to provide approx. 4,000m3 of storm water storage to reduce the number of Unsatisfactory Intermittent Discharges into Sow Brook. Work will commence in January 2014 with a 40 week programme to completion.

The scope of works includes:

  • Construction of a 20m diameter pumping station some 23m deep
  • Construction of a screen chamber, discharge chamber and penstock chamber
  • Approx. 85m of 900mm diameter pipework
  • Approx. 165m of rising main
  • 3 stage dewatering system complete with remote monitoring
  • Installation of storm return and scavenger pumps
  • Installation of a vac-flush column tank floor cleaning system
  • Installation of static screen, penstock and flap valve

 

United Utilities Project Completed in Nantwich

Wellington Road DG5, Nantwich

Donegan Civil Engineering have recently completed this project direct for United Utilities as part of the AMP5 programme to remove 17 properties from the DG5 flooding register. The contract consisted of upsizing both combined and surface water sewers along Wellington Road, the driveway of No.16 Wellington Road, through allotment gardens and into a playing field. A bifurcation chamber was constructed in the playing field with the spill flows being carried across the playing field to an adjacent sewer network via a storm new sewer.

This is comprised of the following:

  • Approx. 115m of new 225mm diameter sewer
  • Approx. 15m of new 375mm diameter sewer
  • Approx. 85m of new 450mm diameter sewer
  • Approx. 40mm of new 525mm diameter sewer
  • Approx. 10m of new 600mm diameter sewer
  • Approx. 215m of new 750mm diameter sewer
  • Approx. 100m of new 1050mm diameter sewer
  • 19 new manholes
  • 5 existing manholes to be modified
  • 1 new bifurcation chamber
  • 1 new flow control chamber

The project with a value of £600k was completed on schedule in 18 weeks.