Lowery Ltd is the principal operating company within the Lowery Group, gaining a reputation for quality and service in over 65 years of civil engineering.
Lowery has undertaken civil engineering works of all types, always responding to market changes and developments. It currently focuses its activities in the Rail and Power sectors, offering its customers proven experience and knowledge.
Our principal geographic areas of activity are the South and South East of England. Head Office is located geographically central to its area of operations, at Chertsey, Surrey with outlying offices to support its ongoing major projects. Kevin Griffiths, Compliance & SHEQ Manager explains how Lowery have benefited from becoming a FORS member.
Lowery 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.
We take compliance and safety very seriously so we achieved our Bronze , Silver and Gold Accreditations first time. FORS did help us by providing training and tools that improved our policies and procedures.
The performance management toolkit really helped us set our targets for reducing our carbon footprint and improving our MPG. FORS has helped us improve our filing systems and procedures.
‘FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety’
FORS workshops have been a practical way of both improving our knowledge and learning from others. We have implemented a driving style league table using data from our fleet telematics system which is shared with our drivers on a weekly basis. Our drivers have responded and using a Red/Amber/Green scoring system have seen improvements in driving standards, moving from an initial even spread of drivers within the Red/Amber and Green zones to the majority of drivers falling within the Green zone.’
FORS has driven improvements in driving style across our fleet’
We have increased our MPG from 29MPG across the fleet in 2015 to 31MPG in 2016. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but 31MPG is really good considering most of our work is in and around London. We have reduced our Moving Traffic Offences from 11 last year to only 1 this year; we have also maintained our zero injury accident stats in the past 12 months too.
|MPG across the Whole Fleet||Injury Accidents||Moving traffic offences|
|Jan-Dec 2015||28.57 MPG||0||11|
|Jan-Dec 2016||30.73 MPG||0||1|
Gaining FORS Gold Accreditation shows how dedicated we are as a company to improving road safety and the safety of all vulnerable road users in London as well as nationally. We will continuously use what FORS has taught us to help reduce our carbon footprint and make the roads so safer for everyone that uses them. We have also managed to make a significant saving by reducing our fuel usage and improving our MPG. We have also maintained our zero injury accident record achieved last year.
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