RSMA award winners revealed

29/11/2018

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) annual awards ceremony this November recognised outstanding achievements across a range of areas. Here’s a full list of the winners:

SMALL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR 2018 - SPONSORED BY GEVEKO

Awarded to the organisation with 50 or fewer employees that demonstrated an increased level of success over the last completed business year.

WINNER: QUALITY MARKING SERVICES

 

RSMA chief executive Stu McInroy said: 'Enjoying an increased portfolio of clients and often achieving "nominated sub-contractor" status, QMS prides itself on the personal development of every member of its staff and being a stalwart supporter of charitable events. With a work ethic based on commitment, motivation, determination, achievement and success, they have continued to innovate and develop new systems for use within the road marking and surface treatment industry and are now accredited to ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 standard.'

Greg Clark, MD of QMS said: 'Here at QMS we develop individuals from commencement of employment through to management positions. Our client base has continued to increase with many returning customers satisfied with previous site installations wanting to continue the use of QMS as their first choice of contractor. Every business needs core values to focus the continued development of the company. It is through the engagement of staff and our in-house collaboration and open door arrangement that enables our core value statement to be driven through the business. Everyone at QMS is elated to that we have won – it’s a real team effort.’

SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2018 – SPONSORED BY QMS

Awarded to the supplier who has demonstrated exceptional service over the last business year.

WINNER: HITEX

 

 

Mr McInroy said: 'HITEX understands the key role of road marking products in creating safe and efficient transport infrastructure across the UK. Utilising the highest quality raw materials and manufacturing processes to achieve excellent outputs, they pride themselves on outstanding customer service and comprehensive technical support. Responding to customer needs quickly, HITEX aims to develop tailored solutions to suit the customer’s need in the shortest time possible while at the same time ensuring that no corner is cut.’

Dominic Haynes, group marketing manager, HITEX said: 'We are committed to research and development programmes that deliver innovative road surfacing, road marking and road repair solutions that offer unrivalled efficiencies and quality.

'The Hitex Traffic Safety facility has steadily expanded to become one of the UK’s largest suppliers of road industry solutions and we aim to continue to improve the performance and sustainability of our products, as well as engineering solutions for the differing needs of our global customer market. We are delighted to be named RSMA Supplier of the Year.’

HEALTH AND SAFETY INITIATIVE 2018 – SPONSORED BY WILSON & SCOTT

Awarded to the organisation that has best demonstrated health, safety and welfare, measured against RSMA best practice.

WINNER: WJ SOUTH 

Mr McInroy said: 'Manual handling issues are common in most industries and the road marking sector is no different, with a risk of serious injury from regular lifting, the carrying and handling of materials and items of equipment. On large road marking contracts, WJ uses specialist application vehicles supported by 32-tonne "feeder trucks" carrying two large 1.5-tonne capacity thermoplastic heaters. Previously, the pre-heaters would need to be constantly loaded manually, but now this is done automatically by the WJ Automatic Bag Loading Conveyor System.’

Andy Stubbs, managing director, WJ South said: ’We’re thrilled with this award. Prior to the introduction of the WJ Automatic Bag Loading Conveyor System (ABLCS) an operative would have been required to load up to 500 x 20kg bags of material per shift into the pre-heaters. This involved carrying the bags for perhaps the full length of the truck, climbing three steps and lifting the bags above head height to load into the boiler.

’Our aim was to avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable, by increasing automation and mechanisation. This innovation is a step change in operative safety and supports the Highways England aim that no one should be harmed when travelling or working on the strategic road network.’

ROADMARKING INNOVATION OF THE YEAR 2018 - SPONSORED BY CLEARVIEW INTELLIGENCE

Awarded to the organisation that has demonstrated the most innovative approach to either a specific roadmarking project or their business as a whole.

WINNER: WJ PRODUCTS

Mr McInroy said: 'Taking an innovative approach to support contractors, WJ Products has collaborated with a European manufacturer to develop a unique capability. The collaboration has resulted in the introduction of the WJ Robotic Pre-Marker, which has been developed to replace manual pre-marking. Embracing autonomy and utilising GPS technology, this system has already been used to great effect on motorways and has significantly improved risk management for both personnel and plant, in addition to reducing the engineering time involved and as a result, cost.

Garry Duncan, director, WJ Products said: 'We’re very pleased to win the roadmarking innovation award. WJ’s core values are safety, innovation, collaboration and delivery. These core values influence all our decisions and we consistently endeavour to embody them into our business. Based on risk analysis and management, WJ has been exploring automation for many of our traditional processes with the objective of achieving more efficiency while delivering continuous safety improvements.

'Pre-marking for road markings has not changed significantly since its inception; it is a slow and labour-intensive activity. We recognised that automated pre-marking could complete this process more safely, quickly and accurately than it has ever been done before.'

 

Latest Issue

latest magazine issue

Inside

  • Smart motorways' BCR problem
  • New lighting decision support tool

 

 

View the latest issue


Highways jobs

Highway Engineer - Reactive Maintenance

£35,354 - £40,506 incl. LWA, plus £963 car allowance
We make a difference to the environment we live in. Come and help us manage our highway infrastructure. Bracknell, Berkshire
Recruiter: Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Maintenance Manager

£43,857 to £47,782
We are currently looking for a strong candidate to take up the role of Maintenance Manager at Area 6 Boroughbridge. Boroughbridge, York
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Engineer Sustainable Development

£32,234 - £36,922 per annum
To help support this key area of work, we are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and forward thinking Engineer to... Stafford, Staffordshire
Recruiter: Staffordshire County Council

Senior Engineer (Streetscene)

£40,632 - £45,594
We are looking for 2 Senior Engineers to join our team to help deliver effective Capital and Revenue investments programmes to... Hackney, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Hackney London Borough Council

Neighbourhood Highway Officers - West and North

£28,672 per annum
We are seeking a recruit two Neighbourhood Highway Officers (NHO), to be based in Okehampton and Tiverton, Devon. Devon
Recruiter: Devon County Council

Warehouse Assistant/Driver

£20,903 - £24,491 per annum
The successful applicants will work as part of a team in a busy work environment to carry out warehouse and... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Planning Policy Manager

£61.470 - £64.704
Be part of Greenwich's vision to successfully accommodate a high level of sustainable growth, which... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Refuse Driver (Rolling Advert - applications checked weekly)

£30.032 - £31.610
It is an exciting time in Street Services at the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Be part of a team who are... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Traffic Engineer

£32,301 - £37,491
We are currently looking for an experienced Traffic Engineer to join our Design & Engineering team.  London (Greater)
Recruiter: Hackney London Borough Council

Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician

£12,656.10
This opportunity is primarily based out of our West Offices in the heart of York. York, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of York Council

Traffic Enforcement Manager

£40,869 - £43,860
As part of a major service transformation, Haringey is seeking to recruit to a new number of new positions. Haringey, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Haringey London Borough Council

Refuse Driver

£30032 - £31610 per annum + (amount shown is salary plus allowances)
Refuse Driver (LGV Chargehand Driver)(starting total pay of £30,032 - this is made up of the base grade salary plus contractual overtime and allowance England, London, Woolwich
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Corporate Director (Environment, Communities & Leisure)

Up to £83,424 (pay award pending)
As one of our two Corporate Directors reporting to the Chief Executive to form our Senior Leadership Team your... Gedling, Nottingham
Recruiter: Gedling Borough Council

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

£45.834 - £56.141
This is a great role in a vibrant and growing team; we’re looking for people with significant experience in... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Parking Service Business Manager

£43,860 - £46,839
As part of a major service transformation, Haringey is seeking to recruit to a new number of new positions. Haringey, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Haringey London Borough Council

Roads Technician

£18,812 - £23,791
This is a great opportunity for you to join Lincolnshire County Council's Technical Services Partnership as... Lincolnshire
Recruiter: Lincolnshire County Council

Roads Engineer

£25,991 - £35,745
We are looking for people to join one of our three Roads teams, made up of around 30 friendly and enthusiastic professionals. Lincolnshire
Recruiter: Lincolnshire County Council

Senior Project Manager

Up to £50,823 per annum
The role of this post is to oversee the project management, development and implementation of the County Council’s Major Transport Projects.. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Programme and Change Delivery Manager (Spatial Planning and Urban Design)

£43,833 - £53,115 Depending on skills and experience
Are you a change delivery manager with expertise in England’s local government spatial planning and urban design sector? Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Bridges Manager – Highways and Transportation

£49,320 to £57,376
You will be responsible for... Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Highways Presents

Highways on Fridays

Register now!

Latest Video