Have an exciting employment opportunity
Experienced Plant Operator 360 Excavator, Loading Shovel.
Knowledge of Crushing/Screening Operations
Weighbridge training provided on site
Would be an advantage if the Plant Operators held MPQC & CPCS Cards.
Based at Esholt Treatment Works, Esholt, Near Bradford, BD10 0TW
Applicants are requested to send CV’s by email to:
Helen Hillary, HR Director
Thompson’s of Prudhoe Ltd, Princess Way,
Low Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 6PL
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Full Time Basis – 3 year contract may extend Continue reading “Plant Operator Vacancy” »
This May, 11 members of staff completed a defibrillator course ran by the North East Ambulance Service. Staff learned what to do in an emergency following “DR-ABC”:
Danger- is there any danger to the person or yourself;
Response- is the person responding, if not call an ambulance;
Airway- is their airway blocked;
Breathing- are they breathing;
CPR- begin chest compressions and have the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) ready to be deployed.
The course attendees were then taught how to use the AED which is fully automated, they were able to practice on training dummies and were shown where to locate the pads for adults and children. The AED checks for a heartbeat, if one is not found it will give instructions to stand clear while it sends a shock of electricity through the patient. It will then give instructions on continuing CPR until further shocks are required and professional help arrives.
Thompsons have purchased two AEDs- one for our head office and one for our SABIC site. We aim to register these with the Ambulance service meaning they will be available for public use as well as our own.
On 10th May, 2019 Thompsons of Prudhoe sponsored a ProAM golf tournament at Prudhoe Golf Club in aid of raising funds for the Women’s Cancer Detections Society (WCDS) based at the QE hospital in Gateshead. Over the course of the day the 40 teams comprising of 3 amateur golfers and 1 Professional competed culminating in “Team Ferrie” being crowned the winning team and Liam O’Neil crowned the winning Professional from Leeds Golf Centre with an amazing course record of 9 under par.
The whole day was fantastic, the course was in great condition, the sun was shining and fantastic hospitality and catering from the club. Many businesses donated raffle prizes and sponsored holes resulting in an incredible total of £5100 raised for the charity as a result. Thank you to all businesses who took part, made a donations or sponsored a hole in aid of a worthwhile local charity.
On 28th April, Kay Thompson (Payroll) took part in the London Marathon, raising money for The Snowdon Trust and The British Diabetic Association. She completed the 26.2 mile race in an amazing 5 hours and 3 minutes and has so far raised over £2000 for the charities- The Snowdon Trust helps people with physical or sensory disabilities to access vocational and academic courses in the UK and The British Diabetic Association who support anyone in the UK affected by diabetes.
Kay said that it was a great experience and amazing running over Tower Bridge- the last 5 miles was hard work but the best feeling seeing the finish line. “I’m buzzing and soooo relived that it’s over!!” We at Thompsons are incredibly proud of Kay! If you would like to donate to the Snowdon Trust please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KayThompson3 or speak to Kay.
Within a month of John Buchan being given SRM’s Regional Safety Leadership Award, our Demolition Supervisor Alan Rutherford was also awarded the Regional Safety Leadership Award by Sir Robert McAlpine. At the same time as John was commended for his work at Nissan on the press pit scheme, Alan was working within the Unipress facility at a different part of the site. The contract was to demolish an existing steel framed plantroom building. This in itself would be fairly straightforward but the work had to be undertaken during the construction of a new steel framed building immediately above the plantroom which limited our access. The job also included the excavation of a small hot press pit, again within the area of the new building. Well done Alan
At the Annual Awards and AGM of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) held in London on Friday 8th March, Grant Gibson was crowned “NFDC Demolition Supervisor of the Year”. This is a great honour to be recognised as the best in the industry by the industry’s own trade body. Grant started with Thompsons in 1991 and has learned from the ground up.
The award recognised the outstanding customer satisfaction and safety performance that he has consistently achieved when managing all aspects of site works on highly technical gas holder dismantling sites over the last year.
Thompsons of Prudhoe is proud to reveal that our very own John Buchan recently won the Regional Safety Leadership Award from Sir Robert McAlpine.
John was a stand-out member of our team on a tricky part of the Nissan XL 2 Scheme. The challenge was excavating 9m in a live Press Shop. Several specialist skills were necessary for the work, including cutting and lifting concrete. John’s excellent communication and management skills were crucial to ensuring the success of the job.
You can view the official press release from the award here. If you would like help with a project, contact Thompsons of Prudhoe at 01661 832 422.
We are thrilled that one of Thompsons of Prudhoe’s most experienced Demolition Supervisors is one of only four people to be shortlisted by the Demolition Industry’s Trade Body – the NFDC – at its annual Awards this year in the Category “Demolition Supervisor of the Year”.
Grant Gibson’s supervision and delivery of several gasholder dismantling projects over the last year was recognised by the NFDC, on the back of the outstanding Considerate Constructors Scheme scores achieved on his sites and for the satisfaction with his work shown by our client Northern Gas Networks.
The Awards will be held on 8th March in London.
On Saturday 15th December, Thompsons of Prudhoe Directors, staff, their families, former employees and local people turned up at the Tyne Riverside Country Park to take part in the “Walking Home For Christmas” campaign in aid of the “Walking With The Wounded” Charity”. They were joined by Prudhoe South’s County Councillor Gordon Stewart and Walking With The Wounded’s Regional Operations’ Manager Tommy Watson – also a Prudhoe resident.
The weather was on the fresh side but it stayed dry and made for a great morning outdoors – ideal for clearing a few cobwebs from those who had been a the Thompsons’ Christmas Party the night before!
Between the online funding page, a collection bucket kept at Thompsons of Prudhoe’s Head Office for the last few weeks and buckets brought on the morning by Walking With The Wounded’s Regional Operations’ Manager Tommy Watson – which included donations from some generous souls taking part in the Prudhoe Park Run – the amount raised was £355 – 33. The Thompsons of Prudhoe Board of Directors had already agreed to at least match whatever was raised from the Walk and so a further £375 was donated by Thompsons of Prudhoe making a grand total of £730 raised for the wonderful charity.
Thompsons would like to thank everyone who donated and helped raise this fantastic amount. Anyone wishing to make a further donation can do so by following the link: http://www.walkinghomeforchristmas.com/users/william-thompson