Quarter of a million hours worked on site of major new link road without lost time injury15th Oct 2019

A leading civil engineering firm tasked with delivering a major new link road has completed 250,000 hours on site without a lost time injury (LTI).

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK was appointed by Wigan Council to construct the A49 project to relieve congestion in the town.

An LTI is an injury sustained by an employee that leads to a loss of productive work time, for example they are unable to perform regular work duties, take time off to recover, or are assigned modified duties while recovering.

The North Wales-based civil engineering company achieved the milestone having started construction work in autumn 2018.

The A49 scheme, will connect Warrington Road in Goose Green to Westwood Way, Chapel Lane junction and the town centre. The road passes over busy Poolstock Lane.

In June this year, Jones Bros was awarded its 11th consecutive health and safety award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and continued its own behavioural safety initiative, Together Safer, which encourages workers to take personal ownership of their safety.

Eryl Evans, Jones Bros contracts manager, said: “We’re over halfway through the project and this achievement shows just how committed Jones Bros is to health and safety on site.

“It also illustrates the whole team working together to ensure the scheme is being delivered safely.

“Not having any LTIs recorded also ensures that the project is delivered on schedule which is important for everybody involved.”

The scheme has been made possible through funding support from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Growth Deal pot, which is managed by Transport for Greater Manchester.

The work is expected to be completed in Spring 2020. For more information, please visit www.wigan.gov.uk and search ‘A49’. Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros is now being run by the second and third generations of the founding family and employs more than 400 people.