McPhillips (Wellington) Limited
McPhillips (Wellington) Limited first registered with the Scheme back in 2011, so Industry Image wanted to find out how they have found registration one year on.
Mark Kiddie from McPhillips discusses the impact the Scheme has had on how they plan their projects.
McPhillips are civil engineering and building contractors operating throughout the Midlands, Mid & North Wales and North West England since 1963. We are able to supply a fully integrated building and civils capability delivered by our directly employed workforce, providing:
- new build & refurbishment
- highways including S278 works
- access roads & car parks
- surfacing & paving
- specialist structures
Annual turnover is in the region of £30,000,000 and typical individual project values range between £20,000 - £10,000,000, with 80% of our projects undertaken as the principal contractor. The company has remained family owned and managed since its inception and is based in Telford, employing 240 people from the surrounding community with 92% of employees living within 20 miles of our Telford offices.
McPhillips has always prided itself on a user-friendly approach to contracting, whether working as principal contractor or subcontractor, and has registered many individual sites with CCS previously. When we became members of CCS we wanted a way to ensure the Scheme was integrated into all operations and as McPhillips operates an ISO9001:2008 certified Quality Management System, we included the CCS Checklist into the Pre-start process within each and every Site Specific Quality Management Plan. As a result, we ensure that all our sites integrate CCS from the outset, enabling our Site Agents to plan their sites and activities with regard to CCS principles. We also held half day training sessions with our Estimators and Planners so that they have knowledge of the CCS Checklist and understand the ways in which our sites incorporate this into their operations, giving us advantages when planning and phasing activities to minimise impact on the public.
CCS toolbox talks are provided as part of the site induction process for our own personnel and subcontractors. CCS Checklists are required to be displayed on notice boards within our site accommodation and sites undergo regular inspections from CCS Monitors which gives us objective feedback on the effectiveness of our efforts to ensure McPhillips remain highly respected across our working areas.
Membership of CCS is giving our Site Agents additional focus on ensuring their sites reach the highest levels of cleanliness and tidiness. One of our Site Agents recently commented: “The CCS Checklist I use during Pre-start makes me really think about how we set-up, operate and maintain the site. We’ve always been clean and tidy but now I put myself in the place of the passers-by and think what are they thinking when they see my site and how must we look to them, even down to details such as which way the site WC doors are facing”.
McPhillips has constructed a number of schemes certified as BREEAM Outstanding and delivered the refurbishment of the Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Rehoming Centre which currently holds the world’s highest post construction BREEAM score of 94.44%. BREEAM Outstanding requires a minimum CCS score of 36 and the integration of CCS into our Quality Management Plans without doubt enabled us to increase our average site score into this sphere and has given us the ability to undertake projects displaying levels of sustainability to match any other project in the world.
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