Construction Competency Manager
Web based competency management solution for National Grid to help them manage their contractors / sub-contractors more effectively.
National Grid Property & Holdings were looking for an online / web-based management portal to help them manage and fulfil their legal obligation under the CDM regulations to only engage with competent contractors. Specifically, they were looking for a self-managed system with access to all potential contractors or sub-contractors. They wanted to move away from manual paper-based system which slowed down the entire process of approving the contractors, towards a more transparent and online system.
As we form part of the RSK Group, our EHS technical consultants provide CDM co-ordination support services. We collaborated with the specialists in the EHS team to work out a detailed process/work-flow.
We developed a web-based portal with distinct access type. This tool was developed using ASP.NET technologies and Microsoft SQL Server as back-end database. The entire project was managed using agile methodologies. The technical team at RSK Business Solutions worked closely with the EHS specialists at RSK Group as part of the design process. This ensure we are not just delivering a technical solution to National Grid, but also maintained the consistencies and checks required for successful compliance of the CDM legislations.
The Competency management system has been live in the production environment for over 5 years now. This includes the online health and safety assessment templates, live record of contractor competencies and fully transparent completion, submission and approval processes.
The automated email reminders issued by system ensures all parties can take appropriate actions to maintain their competence. Also included is ranking system for contractor competence based on uniform scoring mechanism.
DEG Signal have contracted RSK Business Solutions Ltd on many occasions in order to provide Operational Risk Assessments for our GRIP 3 and 4 signalling design projects. RSK Business Solutions risk team have proved to be experts in their field and make themselves available to give advice whenever it is requested of them. When working with RSK Business Solutions Ltd we can rest assured that the operational risk elements of our projects are covered so that we can concentrate on our core design and project management functions and deliver our projects to the satisfaction of our clients. We would look forward to continuing our collaboration with RSK Business Solutions Ltd on future projects.
Mott MacDonald has contracted RSK Business Solutions Ltd for over 10 years to support us with operational risk assessment on many of our signalling projects. Their team of risk assessors have proved to be competent, approachable and have always worked with us to achieve some challenging deadlines.
Babcock International (then First Engineering Ltd) first worked with RSK Business Solutions Ltd in 2004 on the West Coast Modernisation Project Line Speed Enhancements. Since then they have provided operational risk assessment support on many infrastructure and signalling projects of varying sizes. The RSK Business Solutions Ltd team have always been attentive to our requirements and professional in their manner. They continue to be flexible and committed to meet the deadlines of our projects and as the technical experts we know that RSK Business Solutions Ltd can be relied upon to provide the right advice at the right time. I look forward to working with the team on future projects.
The Sustainability and Environmental Risk Management System (SERMS) written by RSK Business Solutions Ltd was adopted and deployed by MACE and is now used on all UK construction projects. The system advises and guides our project managers through the complex legal compliance issues that come with large construction projects taken on by MACE. Recently, the system has been adapted for the global market and has been well received. RSK Business Solutions Ltd adopt a consultative approach which is backed by a fundamental understanding of construction and environmental domains which set them apart from other software suppliers