Local business PMW QUARRIES LTD has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Employing 22 people, PMW Quarries is principally involved in the construction sector. The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal. Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety polices in place.” “More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that PMW Quarries has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process." Danny Watson, Director of PMW Quarries Ltd said: “Being awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor is something we are very proud of. The team at PMW are dedicated to improving health and safety in the work place and will use this accreditation as a platform to continuously improve working conditions."
National runners up in tipper of the year award. Massive thanks to all our staff and customers who supported us. Proud again to exhibit one of our new trucks at the TipEx 16 show. This was done in conjunction with Pelican Engineering, who deserve a massive thank you.
We seem to have come full circle with MAN. P & M Watson used to operate Man trucks over twenty-five years ago, and PMW has operated a variety (Foden, Hino & Volvo), but has returned to MAN for a full package of vehicle and maintenance. It is of paramount importance to have well maintained, reliable, well-built trucks (not to mention that they also look pretty smart!). With MAN Truck & Bus we have found the perfect truck for our job, in with Pelican Engineering we have found the perfect dealership to look after our trucks. We have taken delivery of four new Euro 6 trucks, which takes us up to a fleet of twelve, and they are already providing us with better fuel economy. The Euro 6’s core elements are the torquey six cylinder engines. MAN uses the key technologies common rail injection, exhaust gas re-circulation (EGR), selective reduction (SCR) and diesel particulate filter (DPF/CRT). The result is that MAN engines in Euro 6, set the standards in terms of low fuel consumption and have very low Ad Blue consumption which makes it the best on the market for the environment. With a large fleet, it is vital that all vehicles are serviced correctly and on time, whilst keeping down-time to an absolute minimum. Vehicles are generally dropped off at Pelican Engineering at the end of a working day, a courtesy car given to the driver, and then the truck is picked up the next morning after the service is completed and any other work carried out. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with both MAN & Pelican Engineering, and also to a further increase in our size of fleet in the not so distant future.
We were proud to exhibit one of our new Euro 6 trucks at the show in Harrogate in May. This was done in conjunction with Pelican Engineering, and although maybe not the best spot in the exhibition, it certainly looked impressive, and we hope to gain an improved position for the show next year.
NDB Tippers have bought an ex-rental PMW vehicle which will working alongside the fleet from the beginning of August 2015. The truck will retain our livery and also continue to be maintained at Pelican Engineering. We have worked with NDB for a long number of years, and this arrangement seems to be the perfect progression.
We are now approved hauliers for Cemex UK Products, and will be offering our service to Cemex at Stourton, Leeds which should suit both Cemex, Cemex customers & ourselves.
In the build up to the Tip-Ex show, we filmed a short video explaining why MAN are the manufacturer of choice.
Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we have now updated not only our fleet, but our Website as well !