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Long Service Award – Adam Chapman

Many congratulations Adam celebrating 20 years with Readypower!

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Converted Long Reach Colmar

Our further investment to make our fleet the most modern, innovate and diverse in Scotland.

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Readypower Rail Services Ltd acquire Road Rail Vehicle (RRV) assets of Holyrail Ltd

Readypower Rail Services are delighted to announce the acquisition of the entire operating rail fleet of MEWPs and RRVs of Holyrail Ltd.

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14 Sleeper Hydraulic Spacer testing

Halving the time to lay to lay sleepers on a track renewal.

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FORS Silver Certificate award

Many hours of hard work from our Transport Manager assisted by Managers, Fitters, Operators and Lorry Drivers. All taking time out of their busy schedules to attend various training events in the classrooms and out on the road.

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Innovative Ideas Keeping our Staff Safe

In a Covid-19 world, Readypower seeks simple innovative ideas to help keep our operators and those working with them safe during the current pandemic.

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Network Rail Sunderland Emergency Works

On Saturday 23rd May @ 10am our Contracts Manager took a call from the NWR Programs Manager enquiring whether we had 3 MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) available for an emergency job in Sunderland.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, mental health awareness week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme for 2020 is kindness.

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RRV Superbug 300

Our first Superbug came out of the workshop for the first time this week to commence testing. With Readypowers’ on-going drive to improve efficiency for our clients, the latest addition to our fleet being built in collaboration with GOS Engineering is the largest possible tracked excavator for the British Network gauge. (W6A)

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Welbeck Colliery Renewal

Readypower were delighted once again to be working with NWR Leeds Works Delivery at Welbeck Colliery in Week 3, following the successful completion of their works at Leeds Station over the Christmas period. In these unprecedented times the addition of social distancing, personal PPE protection as well as machine cleanliness all added to the challenge ahead.

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COVID-19 Readypower Group Business Update

As we are griped in the midst of a global health crisis, I recognise the uncertainty that this brings to our employees, customers and suppliers. Readypower Group is working diligently to comply with all guidelines, meet demands and reduce risk, whilst continuing to provide essential services to the UK transport and infrastructure sector.

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BAM Nuttall Blockade

During week 47 & week 48 we completed a 9 day blockade with 9 RRVs, installing 370m of King Post Piling and installation.

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D5 Dozer Conversions

Readypower still remain the leaders investing in new plant with an annual CAPEX in excess of £6m.

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Upgraded Trailers

Readypower are still striving for better reliability and cost control as we lead the way in keeping our fleet off the Do Not Use list and available for work.

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Personnel Transporter

Readypower have always been renowned for innovation and thinking outside the box. Here we have taken a machine which we no longer use and re purposed it with further design to become our new transporter.

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Readypower’s Response to COVID-19

Readypower is actively monitoring the Coronavirus situation as it develops and is proactively taking steps to protect employees, customers, shareholders, and local communities. The company is adhering to Government regulations as well as guidance from public health agencies such as the World Health Organisation.

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Readypower Continues To Support Sebastian’s Action Trust

Readypower are pleased to continue to support Sebastian’s Action Trust, a wonderful local children’s charity. Offering respite holiday breaks at their purpose-built facilities in the South, and an outreach service of support to families with children suffering from life limiting or life-threatening conditions throughout the UK, this Charity is close to our hearts.

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Long Service Award – Andrew Hall

Many congratulations Andrew, celebrating 20 years with Readypower!

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IOSH No Time To Lose 200 Certified

IOSH No Time To Lose 200 Certified

We are proud to be one of the first 200 organisations worldwide to support the No Time To Lose Campaign.

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Long Service Award - Roger Nichols

Long Service Award – Roger Nichols

COO Tony Hepburn presents Roger Nichols with 20 year Long Service Award.

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We are recruiting HGV Driver

We Are Recruiting For HGV Class 1 Driver in Nottingham Depot

Looking for the next step in your career? Join our team!

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Readypower launches new website

Readypower Launches Updated Website

We are pleased to announce that as of this week we have launched the updated Readypower website!

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London Slough sleepout

Readypower team took part in the London Slough sleepout to raise money for a great cause.

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Readypower Group helps save lives through AquAid

At Readypower we actively take steps to get involved with and support charitable causes wherever possible. 

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Liebherr 924

The Liebherr 924 is our latest all-round mid-range RRV. Designed and built entirely at Liebherr, it is one of the most reliable machines on our fleet. It comes with a full size twin Cab, purpose built for travelling long distances for its works on the railway especially in Scotland.

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World Mental Health Day

10 October is World Mental Health Day.

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Platform extensions at Maidenhead Station Project

Ready recently completed platform extensions at Maidenhead Station for Network Rail’s Western Enhancements Delivery (WED).

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London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride

Employee, Roland Lescinskas, this week completed London to Brighton Off-Road Cycle, which was an impressive 110km. Roland was raising money the British Heart Foundation. See below some of the fantastic moments from the bike ride. 

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Career Opportunity

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Readypower Rail Services have opportunities available for two Safety Managers to join our team.

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Weaver to Wavertree Resignalling Project

Weaver to Wavertree Resignalling Project

22 miles of track resignalling, split into 2 phases. As part of the project Readypower was awarded a design and build contract for the signalling sub structures and superstructures:

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Readypower complete gardening and maintenance day at Sebastian’s Action Trust

On Wednesday 7th August, Readypower completed a gardening & maintenance volunteer day at Sebastian’s Action Trust in Crowthorne, it was a lovely day and great for our team.

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THE SLOUGH WINTER NIGHT SHELTER 2018/19 – UPDATE

Last November Readypower employees took part in fund raising by completing the Slough sleep out. Here is more information on the charity and how they support the community.

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Great Western Electrification Project

Great Western Electrification Project

Electrification of the Great Western Railway. As part of the project Readypower was awarded multiple subcontracts, one of which was for Newbury station canopy alterations and renewal including:

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Readypower Training Courses

Readypower Training Courses

Readypower continually invest in people. Our training courses are designed to provide additional training to enable railway staff to perform at their best.

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PK Line Refurbishment

PK Line Refurbishment

Design and build contract for new piled foundations for replacement transmission tower PK132 (L4M D2 E3).

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North West Electrification Programme

North West Electrification Programme

Readypower are pleased to have been part of the upgrade to one of the North Wests busiest rail routes – providing better, faster and more eco-friendly journeys for passengers.

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Market Harborough Line Speed and Station Improvement

Market Harborough Line Speed and Station Improvement

The scheme covered 7 miles of track infrastructure upgrade. As part of the project Readypower was awarded a subcontract, for lineside civil engineering including:

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RISQS Audit

Readypower Passes RISQS Audit

Readypower Group are pleased to announce we have recently passed our annual RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) audit with 100% compliance.

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Readypower Group Apprentice of The Year Award

Readypower Group Apprentice of The Year Award

Congratulations to Sam Beadle and Neil Forrester on their nominations for Apprentice of The Year Award at Readypower Group. 

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Readypower Commitment To Safety

Readypower Commitment To Safety

As part of our continued commitment to Team Safety, this week 16 members of the Nottingham Depot Readypower team took part in ‘safety stand down’ day. 

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Building Mental Health Charter

Readypower Groups Signs Building Mental Health Charter

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019.

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Readypower Health and Safety Commitment

Readypower Health and Safety Commitment

As part of our commitment to continual improvement across all our functions, we always ensure we are providing the highest level of safety to our clients and staff. We have recently been audited by BSI to conform to BSI OHSAS 18001 Safety Management Quality Standard and FORS Bronze Status, demonstrating our best in field approach to health and safety.

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Network Rail Plant Depot: Open Day

An open day held at Network Rail Shettleston Rail Plant Depot on 28th February 2019 with good interest in our fleet, our new depot and what services we can offer in Scotland.

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Readypower Group Chairman appointment

Readypower Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Lester as Non-Executive Chairman. Paul has a huge amount of executive experience across several sectors as the CEO of Graseby, VT Group and Group Managing Director of Balfour Beatty.

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Readypower Continues To Support Sebastians Action Trust

Readypower Continues To Support Sebastian’s Action Trust

Readypower are pleased to continue to support Sebastian’s Action Trust, a wonderful local children’s charity. Offering respite holiday breaks at their purpose-built facilities in the South, and an outreach service of support to families with children suffering from life limiting or life-threatening conditions throughout the UK, this Charity is close to our hearts.

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Meet The Scotland Team

Meet The Scotland Team

Following our recent move into Scotland, Readypower is pleased to announce the appointment of a Scotland Management Team. Bringing with them extensive industry experience, dedication to customer service, and a keen eye for planning our Scottish future, we are very excited about the results the Scotland Team are set to deliver.

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Expanding Into Scottish Territory

Expanding Into Scottish Territory

Readypower are delighted to announce the opening of its new railway operations hub in Scotland. Following our plans since the MBO two years ago, the group has once again moved into new territory after our excellent reception and growth from our move into the north of England.

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4 new RR14 EVO/2-400 road rail access platforms added to the comprehensive Readypower fleet

Readypower is delighted to announce the addition of 4 new RR14 EVO/2-400 road rail access platforms to add to our extensive fleet of road rail vehicles.

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James Stanford promoted to Commercial Director

We are delighted to announce that James Stanford has been promoted from Senior Commercial Manager to Commercial Director of the Readypower Rail Services business.

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Krysty Headley and Steven Laing join Readypower as we extend our national coverage into Scotland

We are delighted to announce that Krysty Headley and Steven Laing have joined Readypower Scotland as Rail Operations Manager and POS & Compliance Manager respectively.

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New Framework with Transport for London

Readypower Rail Services are delighted to announce the signing of a new five-year framework to provide RRV assets for works with TFL on the Croydon Tramlink.

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Opening our Kent Satellite Facility

Readypower Rail Services are delighted to announce the opening of their new satellite facility near Rochester in Kent.

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Readypower invest in seven new Volvo trucks

Readypower Rail Services are delighted to announce the arrival of seven new Volvo trucks.

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Readypower Group moves into new Head Office and Southern Operational Hub in Reading

Readypower Group are delighted to announce the move into their new Head Office and Southern Hub Facility in Winnersh near Reading. This move provides the Group a perfect base for the future.

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Readypower invest in new machines for Terrawise specialist works

Readypower Terrawise are delighted to announce the arrival of specialist RRV’s specifically for foundation works from GOS Engineering in South Wales.

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Readypower Acquires Terrawise Construction Limited

Readypower Rail Services Group Limited is delighted to announce the acquisition of Terrawise Construction Limited.

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