Corbyn Construction Ltd – Gold going forward

Corbyn Construction Ltd – Gold going forward

Established in 1989, Corbyn Construction Ltd is now jointly owned and managed by Michael Cusack and James Molloy.  Corbyn has grown in size and confidence to become a successful contractor specialising in Groundworks and RC Frames.

We are proud of our strong on-going relationships with a variety of reputable clients from large main contractors, to private developers and housing associations. With our expertise and breadth of experience we can offer the complete Groundworks and RC Frame solution for any project within any environment.

As a company Corbyn are able undertake all projects from £1million up to £20million, in Central London and we are a company which is London based in E16 next to City Airport.

Dave Gayder our Transport Manager is our elected Fuel and Emissions Campion and is also our FORS Practitioner and is committed to the company’s FORS commitment.

The company in the last 4 years has been committed to fuel savings so as to reduce London’s emission and improve the environment using the tools provided by FORS and their standards and has successfully reduced it’s MPG by 0.8 MPG in the last 12 months.

25% of the vehicle fleet is now at the Euro 6 the standard and the company has future plans to make all its vehicle fleet as a minimum to Euro 6 standards in the next two years.

We came across FORS when tendering for work across London. When we looked at the requirements and benefits of joining the scheme we saw that they fitted in perfectly with our ethos of improving safety whilst complementing our drive to improve fuel efficiency and reduce our environmental impact.

As a company we take compliance and safety very seriously and we are proud to have achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold Accreditation. We passed our Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation the first time. FORS help us by providing training and tools that improved the policies and procedures.

The performance management toolkit really helped us set our targets for reducing our carbon footprint and Penalty charge notices while improving our MPG. FORS has helped us improve our filing systems and procedures and in 2017/8 the company have reduced our MPG by 0.8%.

As a FORS Gold member we have seen the benefits of the FORS standards has made to our commitment to road safety and driver training, using the toolkits provided by FORS, such as performance toolkits for fuel, accident reduction and CO2 emissions.

We have also seen the benefits of the offers supplied by other associate members, such as Brigade camera systems.

The company have also made use of the FORS practitioners courses suppled as a benefit from FORS.

The company now have a second member of staff who has completed the FORS Practitioners course.

” FORS is now a valuable partner in the safety of both our vehicles and drivers.” – James Molloy, MD Corbyn Construction Ltd

FORS has helped us to improve our vehicle safety and driver safety and management training.

All our drivers are required to fill in an extensive and comprehensive health forms every year which are above the requirement of the FORS Standard of every 5 years and the company have invested heavily in vehicle safety equipment. All are vehicles are fitted with front, rear and side safety cameras. Reversing Audible warnings, side scan equipment, in addition to class 4, 5 and 6 mirrors, side under run bars and warning signage to warn vulnerable road users of a left turn on the nearside of vehicle.

We have also invested in our drivers and management training through FORS, making the best use of their training courses, e-learning and FORS Practitioner courses.

By using the FORS toolkits and training we have achieved between 2015 and 2018 a reduction in our accident’s levels by 68%. We have also improved our MPG since 2015, across the Fleet by 6.7%. We have achieved this by making sure our driver selects the best possible route to our sites and reduced Idling times across the Fleet. By 2020 the whole fleet of vehicles within Corbyn Construction Ltd will be Euro 6 compliant.

All our tipper fleet is now fitted with quiet tipping bodies, automatic tailgates so as to reduce the noise levels within London and its residents’ impact on noise pollution.

Both our drivers and management have seen the benefits of regular safety training, using both, classroom training and e-learning and our Transport Manager has seen the benefits of the FORS Practitioner Training, this has meant that the companies vehicle accident rate has fallen yet again this year from 17 accidents in 2016 to 4 accidents in 2017/8. This is reduction over the last three years by 68%.

The company have a progressive policy in place for the recruitment of drivers.

“As a London based company, we are committed to reducing our accident rate and improving the environment for our residents of London” – Michael Cusack, MD of Corbyn Construction Ltd.

As a London based company, we felt that it was our duty to ensure that our company was committed to the carbon footprint. The company have encouraged our staff to use public transport or cycles by removing parking for fossil fuel vehicles and installing electric points for recharging vehicles at our sites, therefore encouraging staff and contractors to use more environmentally sustainable transport.

After passing the Bronze accreditation, we recognised the benefits of FORS and its standards, they also fitted well with our company ethos.

We soon realised that progressing to Silver and Gold accreditation as part of the company’s commitment to London and its residents would benefit both the company and its residents and that FORS would provide a platform to achieve the highest standards of road safety and emissions, thus making London a better place to be in.