We have issued our GDPR Statement following extensive review of our systems to ensure compliance with the GDPR rules that came into force on the 25th May, you can find our statement here.
Thompsons of Prudhoe’s HR Director Helen Hillary and Training Co-Ordinator Sandra Lee attended Prudhoe Community High School’s Career’s Talk and Jobs Fayre on 22nd January, aimed at students in Year 9 and above, to provide information on a wide range of career options in the construction industry and to promote the Apprenticeship scheme available at Thompsons. The Thompson team thoroughly enjoyed their evening and were impressed with the positive attitude of its students.
Thompsons of Prudhoe has made the shortlist of two for the NFDC’s Annual Award for the category “Demolition Training Commitment of the Year 2017”.
It is a great achievement to be recognised by the demolition industry’s sole trade body and reflects the Company’s ongoing commitment to our training and apprenticeship programmes.
The winner will be announced at the NFDC AGM and Demolition Awards on 31st March in London.
Huge congratulations are due again to Chris Dobson, our Group Health, Safety & Quality Manager, for satisfying all the criteria and interview requirements of the Asbestos Removal Management Institute – ARMI. Chris was accepted as a Member of ARMI on 20th January 2017, following his interview held at Hemel Hempstead on 18th January.
To add to Chris’ membership of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, and Chartered Quality Institute, Chris can now add the letters MARMI to his extensive credentials.
John Thompson, Joint Managing Director of Thompsons of Prudhoe, said of Chris on hearing the news:
“I am very pleased for Chris, and his enrolment as a Member of ARMI is totally deserved – but no surprise because he is a very talented person. He has kept on top of the daily demands of his operational role at Thompsons whilst making the time to study for professional exams to add to his qualifications. This reflects Chris’ ability to get things done in his usual calm and efficient way. The Asbestos Removal Management Institute is enhanced with Members of Chris’ ability.”
In order to achieve MARMI status, a person must have an approved asbestos competency qualification as well as a leadership or management-related qualification at, or equivalent to, NVQ Level 4, and pass an interview to demonstrate not only their detailed knowledge of asbestos removal, but also their commitment to professionalism in the industry.
As at 30th January 2017, there are 11 Fellows, 19 Members and 3 Affiliates of ARMI.
Chris Dobson MSc, BSc, CMIOSH, MIDE, ACQI, MARMI
The deconstruction of Merrion House in Leeds by Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd has been selected by the judges as a finalist in the Project under £1Million category of the 2017 Construction News Specialists Awards – the only national awards that recognise the best specialist contractors from across the whole of the UK. Continue reading “Thompsons of Prudhoe Shortlisted For The Construction News Specialists Awards 2017” »
Congratulations to Chris Dobson, our Group Health, Safety & Quality Manager, on becoming the very first person in the UK to be awarded the ARCA ILM Level 4 Certificate in Leadership and Management in November. Continue reading “Congratulations to Chris” »
Thompsons of Prudhoe are proud to confirm their appointment as the contractors trusted to carry out demolition work on the Milburngate House site. This demolition contract is considered to be one of the most crucial aspects of the currently underway Durham Regeneration project. Continue reading “Thompsons Awarded Key Durham Regeneration Demolition Contract” »
Thompsons of Prudhoe have just bought two “walking-floor” trailers from Titan Trailers to add to their articulated haulage fleet.
These trailers replace two of the 16 tipping trailers that have been the mainstay of the Thompsons long-distance bulk haulage fleet for decades, and mark a major moment in the Thompson fleet’s 68 year history.
The trailers will be used to haul the company’s own lime and aggregates, as well as other bulk materials across the North, Scotland and the rest of the UK.
The 27½ tonne payload trailers represent a significant financial commitment to fleet safety as they come at a premium of almost 75% against the cost of a new traditional tipping trailer.
However, the Thompson Board felt that the safety benefits far outweighed the financial drivers for the fleet capital renewal programme. Transport Manager Ronnie McGrouther said that the reasons for the choice was the stability, durability, the ability to tip indoors without risk of overhead damage, a less obtrusive size overall, and, above all the elimination of the risk of overturning when discharging a load.
When it is time to shut down an industrial site and decommission it, it is important to minimise the impact on the environment as far as possible. Harmful substances and contaminated items should be dealt with first to ensure the rest of the project can progress smoothly. Valuable items that need to be kept for reuse also need to be removed early to prevent damage to them. Continue reading “A large proportion of materials on industrial sites can be recycled” »