McGee Group Ltd – Going for Gold

McGee Group Ltd – Going for Gold

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McGee Group is a broad based construction company and multi-disciplined specialist contractor. Family owned and managed for over 50 years, we continue to build on our considerable technical capabilities and upon our reputation for excellence.

We deliver a wide spectrum of decontamination, demolition, construction and civil engineering services – operating as a specialist sub-contractor or main contractor. We also provide telecommunications, recycling and land engineering services. We operate one of the UK’s largest and most diverse ranges of plant and transport. From our iconic yellow lorries to specialist piling rigs, we have all the equipment required to successfully complete our customers’ developments. We’re proud to put our name to it. John Kelly, Group Transport Manager is our elected Fuel and Emissions Campion and he explains how important FORS is to our Company.

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.

McgeeWe take complaince and safety very seroiusly so we achieved our Bronze and Silver Accreditation first time. FORS did 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.

‘FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety’

All our drivers have completed their Safe Urban Driving course which was funded by the Transport for London. As you can see on our vehicles we take cycling in London very seriously. We worked closely with the Metropolitan Police by carrying out ‘exchanging places’ workshops with cyclists across London.

We have also invested heavily in vehicle safety systems such as 360 degree cameras, nearside proximity sensors and audible alarms for all our vehicles.

We have saved 8% on our total Fuel Spend and reduced our Carbon Footprint by 8% by making sure our driver select the best possible route to our sites and reduced our Idling across the Fleet.

‘We have reduced our CO2 by 8% in the last 12 months’

Litres of Fuel Used  CO2
Dec 2012- Nov 2013
699966 26433761 
Dec 2013 – Nov 2014 643969 24319071
Percentage improvement 8% 8%

Mcgee1Gaining 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 reduced the amount of accidents we had on the previous year which resulted in our insurance company reducing our premiums.