JPE Aggregates are very pleased to announce that the company is now fully accredited to work on HS2 sites. We have become only the 3rd Company in the UK to achieve both DVSA’s Earned Recognition Standards and HS2 Audit Standards. No other company in the Midlands has managed to achieve both of these standards.
Managing Director Stephanie Price said, “We would like to thank all of our staff for their hard work in helping us achieve this goal, it has been a team effort. We set out to gain these accreditations in the middle of last year with the intention of becoming recognised for the high standards we maintain as an organisation by showing how conscientious an operator we are. We now send monthly KPI figures to DVSA who monitor our driver’s tachograph infringements and our vehicle maintenance KPI’s. Our business has now completed 2 DVSA audits in the last month and I am pleased to see that all our efforts have been suitably rewarded by gaining these accreditations. We are still a “family firm” at heart with my mother and sisters all having very active roles in our organisation which is growing larger year on year. Being involved in the construction industry and in motorway maintenance has meant that our business demands have continued over the past 12 months. Implementing our new systems and ensuring we stay compliant is the responsibility of Lindsay Smith, our compliance manager.”
Lindsay said, “As the business was already FORS Gold accredited gaining this accreditation was our next logical step in improving our procedures and policies. Some of the main changes were in our tachograph analysis software and finding a company that we could work with who could cater for all our needs. Aquarius IT’s Clockwatcher system performs all that is needed, and they have worked with our maintenance providers, Hartshorne’s of Walsall to ensure that digitalised maintenance inspections go straight into this system. With these systems now in place monitoring and maintaining our compliance has become an easier task. Any questions that I have had, the dedicated earned recognition team at DVSA have been able to answer for me very quickly.”
Now that JPE are accredited as an exemplary operator our Sales team are actively seeking HS2 work for which we are now accredited to perform.