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Electricity company wins award for excellence

UK Power Networks has won a major award at the City of London’s annual Considerate Contractor Streetworks Scheme awards 2014 (CCSS).

From Press releases - 27 May 2014 12:00 AM

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UK Power Networks has won a major award at the City of London’s annual Considerate Contractor Streetworks Scheme awards 2014 (CCSS).

The firm received the Gold Award for its overall management of roadworks connected with running the electricity network during the last year in the City of London.

The awards took place at the Plaisterers’ Hall, London Wall, on Friday (23) and recognised companies which exceed a Code of Good Practice, reflecting a spirit of pride and awareness in the needs of the passing public and environment.

Amongst the firm’s investments have been a new streetworks management IT system.

Ian Hughes, Assistant Director (Highways) from the City of London, said: “UK Power Networks has remained busy on the City’s streets, particularly in providing enhanced supplies to a number of significant new development sites in the Square Mile. This work requires not only careful planning and coordination, but also regular supervision due to the sheer scale involved, and it’s to their credit that UK Power Networks have achieved excellent results.”

Richard Boissieux, UK Power Networks’ Street Works Manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this recognition for our performance and we plan to build on this in future. Understandably nobody likes anyone digging up the road, but we all depend on the services provided by utilities. That is why we have worked so hard to improve the way we manage these works to lessen our impact on the public.”
                                                                                                                         
As part of its ongoing dedicated improvements programme across its network, the company also recycles 98 per cent of waste from its works ensuring any excavated materials are sorted for recycling, instead of going to landfill sites.