We are delighted to announce our most recent appointment; we are now a preferred supplier of national waste management services to none other than construction specialists, John Sisk & Son.
Widely recognised for their expertise in the residential sector, Sisk have successfully delivered more than 3,000 homes in the past five years – an achievement which has helped pave the way for the company to partake in a project of monumental proportions. By working in collaboration with the Manchester Life Development Company, Sisk has been busy with plans to help deliver the first tranche of 960 new homes within Manchester, setting a new benchmark for property development in the area.
National Waste Management Services
Of course, such a colossal amount of construction will require a comprehensive waste management package; including skip hire, trade waste removal and hazardous waste packaging removal – and that’s where we come in.
Our own fleet and our nationwide waste management service allows us to cater for projects of this scale with ease, the sheer size of the project means that it will generate construction waste, trade waste and hazardous waste packaging waste in significant volumes. Sisk have already been provided with our dedicated hazardous waste packaging service and 40 members of staff and sub contract staff received dedicated training on site to ensure that all materials deemed hazardous are removed safely and in full accordance with current EA/EU and government legislation.
Waste Management Education
Our involvement doesn’t stop with on- site services either. Sisk have also enlisted us to assist in educating their staff and graduates with our knowledge and experience in national waste management. Sisk run a comprehensive four-year scheme to equip graduates with the tools and experience to further their careers in construction. The programme underpins the rigorous Chartership requirements of various professional institutes and the carefully-designed programme covers a wide range of topic areas, including sustainability, and ‘Waste and the Circular Economy’.
Just last Friday, our Commercial Manager, Paul Eagleton, attended a graduate training day to assist Brian Handcock, Head of Sustainability and Sarah-Jane Holmes, Environmental Advisor with a presentation to the first cohort of graduates.
The day long training covered many aspects of waste management and Paul provided an insight into the practical and commercial realities of handling large volumes of waste. Paul shared his knowledge and experience of operating and running a busy nationwide waste management business, with specific reference placed on the practicalities of site operations and how and where the materials that are recycled and recovered are re-entered back into industry.
The graduates completed the course gaining an insight into the legal requirements of waste management as well as a commercial and practical appreciation of the interface between waste being generated on construction projects and how it is handled by national waste management companies such as ourselves.
It’s a pleasure to be a part of such a prestigious project, and one that goes beyond construction and development. We share a common view with Sisk in that compliant, safe and responsible waste management contributes to the wider community and we will always support our customers and support education in this sector. We will update on our ongoing partnership with Sisk, so be sure to check back for news and updates.