We supply specialist engineering through intelligent and strategic outsourcing to the transport industry
We are an authority on providing specialist engineering to the rail sector in particular. Whether you are a direct client, sponsor or contractor, we offer a range of solutions that enable you to achieve your targets to the correct specification, to plan and to budget.
Our engineers cover a wide range of skills which means we can best place an individual based on their key strength, whether that be a strategic mind or an eye for design through to someone with specific inspection capabilities and skills.
We work closely with our Automotive colleagues operating a world-class recruiting and resourcing model, combining local knowledge and personal insight with global resources to give you an edge in the race for talent. Our services include:
- Compliance with Network Rail and London Underground processes
- Fire strategy production and implementation for all commercial sectors
- Mechanical and electrical engineering
- Electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) – consultancy and audit.
- Provision of professional engineers in various disciplines including, but not limited to; fire, premises, mechanical & electrical, civils & structures to meet client requirements
- Training in the concept and deliverables of compliance engineering to London Underground and Network Rail
- Undertake stakeholder and interface management.
- Assistance with the Preparation of Project related documentation such as project assurance plans, compliance plans, completion plans etc.
- Review and approval of project documentation
- Review of compliance processes and development of these processes
- Assistance with the provision of compliance evidence to satisfy Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA), Network Rail (GRIP) and LU processes.
- To review the fire requirements and strategies of a building to maximise its potential in a cost efficient and safe way
- Environmental audits to review waste production and assess the possibilities of waste reduction, material reuse and recycling
- Logistics planning and audits to reduce unnecessary journeys and costs.
- Preparation of Fire Strategies and Reports in compliance with the required standards, for example compliance with BS 9999: 2008 – Code of Practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings and Building Regulations
- Undertake CFD modelling and other work to prove the concepts underlying the fire safety of the building
- Prepare for and chair Qualitative Design Reviews (QDR) to BS 7974 Fire Safety Engineering in Building Assessments
- Preparation of Fire Risk Assessments in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Research into product performance using UKAS accredited test facilities
- Fire compartmentation inspections and fire system checks
- Fire detection and suppression visual inspections and checks
- The review of existing safety management systems to existing benchmarks (eg. levels 1 to 3 in BS9999) and highlight potential opportunities and weaknesses
- Emergency planning.
- Review of existing processes and systems
- Assistance with implementation of a Business Interruption Plan.
Health & Safety/CDM
- CDM Co-ordinator duties (Construction Design Management)
- Site and workplace auditing (Health & Safety at Work act 1974)
- Various courses relating to Health & Safety at Work act 1974
- Accident investigation
- Incident reporting.
- Provision of second party audits
- Development of Quality systems to ISO9001.
Case study: Getting on board with the London Underground Bond Street Station Upgrade project
We are currently undertaking a range of contracts for London Underground, one of the most prominent being the London Underground (LU) Bond Street Station Upgrade Project.
We are supplying Specialist Fire Engineering to London Underground (LU); the client, and to Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Services to Costain Laing O’Rourke; the contractor.
Our Fire Engineer provides design advice, approval and inspection and is accredited under the London Underground approval system for this work.
We are also providing EMC consultancy services, presenting reviews of design documents and a detailed audit of the radio system that is being used in the tunnel works on behalf of the contractor.
The criticality of Bond Street to the success of the Oxford Street retailers means that the station must remain operational during as much of the works as possible. Ensuring that the station is safe and complies with the RRO and sub-surface regulations is a key challenge to the programme.
We are working with both client and contractor to help them comply with the Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005 and the EMC Directive. Bond Street being a sub-surface station also has to meet the more stringent requirements of the Fire Precautions (sub surface railways)(England) Regulations 2009.