It is now common knowledge that we are putting all operatives through their HGV Cat C license over the next few years with the aim by 2020 for every operative to hold a HGV license. With each month passing we become one small step closer to this aim. So far this year another 2 operatives have passed their tests with Ricky (right) passing around the new year and our most recent pass being Steve (left) last month. That brings the total number of passes up to 7 with Craig due to take his test in July.
Hi-Way Services is recruiting at its Canterbury depot for our TM division . We are looking for 2 new operatives to join the team, TM qualifications and tickets are preferred but are not a necessity. If you would like to apply please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of 2014 any road marking or road studding operative holding NVQ Level 2 are required to undertake the Operative Refreshers Assessment Scheme (ORAS) course every 4 years. This course was established by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) to protect the requirements set by the industry.
The ORAS course consists of 5 theory modules followed by a final practice assessment.
A total of 21 operatives will go through this assessment this year. A total of 8 have already been and passed the refreshment course with the remaining 13 next week.
There's still time to get your entry into our Easter draw.
Three lucky winners will each receive a fantastic Thorntons chocolate hamper delivered just in time for Easter.
...Simply place an order on our webshop and your name will be entered into the prize draw. The more orders you place the more entries into the draw you'll get.
The draw will close at midnight tonight (10th April). The draw will be made tomorrow (11th April) and prizes sent to the lucky winners that day.
Hi-Way Services is recruiting at its Canterbury depot, looking to take on at least 2 road marking apprentices. No experience required, full clean driving license is required. If you would like to apply please email your interest to email@example.com
The trend has continued and as expected March has once more been extremely busy due to a combination of small and large jobs from 50 bay car parks to Highway England works. It is continuous day and night throughout the month.
A few examples of works we are doing over the next week are below:
A major trunk road – we are improving the road markings and cats eyes over a 30 mile span. There will be road closures every night from Monday to Friday for the next 2 weeks, this is to allow works to be completed effectively and safely for our operatives.
Large Holiday Park in Kent – We are reinstating all markings across the site from car parking bays to junction markings prior to their season beginning.
Another one of the larger works is at one of Kent’s largest ports where we’re refreshing car storage bays for VW and Porsche at their huge car storage centres.
When it comes to the chance to help teach children the correct road safety we dive at the opportunity, therefore when Brighton and Hove council approached us with an idea that had been brought to them we didn’t think twice.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue came up with an idea for an educational facility at Hove fire station. They were building a “hazard” house in some empty buildings with the intention being to teach school children house safety with the end goal of asking them to spot the deliberate mistakes. As well as this they were keen that it should also incorporate an element of road safety, this is when we were asked to provide some expertise and install markings that would normally be found on a typical street.
We had an area roughly the size of a tennis court in which to install several different road markings from a zebra crossing to a mini roundabout, so our operatives had their hands full with this imaginary jigsaw puzzle. After some [read on]
Here at Hi-Way Services at the end of every financial year we like to donate to various charities. For the past 4 years one of our nominated charities has been the Kent Cancer Trust, the reason that they are an obvious choice out of the many great charities fighting for good causes was due to the fantastic specialist works they do in aiding pain relief to those suffering with the illness as well as the research they put into creating better, more effective treatments. Thank you to Stuart Minty (left of photo) for taking the time to come down to the office last week so that Danny O'Reilly - one of Hi-way Services Contract Managers - could present the cheque. Due to the magnificent effort Stuart and a few others put in, Kent Cancer Trust continues to help more and more people each year. We have already confirmed that they are our nominated charity yet again for 2017, keep up the good work!
For the past 15 years The Neptune Hall pub in Broadstairs has helped raise money for the Childrens Liver Disease Foundation. On the 1st of January every year, roughly 70 people join The Neptune and participate in the New Year’s Day swim. For those of you unfamiliar with the charity, the Children's Liver Disease Foundation was formed in 1980 and is a UK charity taking action against the effects of childhood liver disease as well as providing information, emotional support, research funds and a voice for all affected.
This was our 2nd year helping to promote awareness of this unique charity plus add to the donations Jill and Ken, proprietors of The Neptune, helped raise. We had made custom Hi-Way Services Ltd T-Shirts featuring the charity logo and offered to donate £10 for every swimmer who wore the shirt. We are still awaiting final confirmation for the total number donated, will update when confirmed.
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From us all here at Hi-Way Services Ltd we hope you had a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Over the coming week as normality returns to the office, Watch This Space!
Over the coming weeks we will be posting a few stories regarding our involvements over the holiday break.
These stories include:
The New Years Day Swim - A fantastic turnout yet again!
Our growing involvement with Kent Cancer Trust - they are coming in later next week to collect our donation again, the size of the donation is judged on a percentage of the years profits.
and finally, some fantastic works we have fulfilled on a national landmark - Awaiting Legals!