Wow! What a brilliant month November was for Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering.

Internally, we know that we are an excellent team, doing excellent work, but to receive recognition from independent bodies is particularly pleasing because it confirms to both clients and employees that Danaher & Walsh is the right company to do business with and to work for.

Danaher & Walsh receives Gold Award from 5% Club

The beginning of the month saw us being recognised for our commitment to ‘Earn and Learn’ opportunities with regard to apprenticeships, T-Levels and Graduate and Post Graduate employment.  We were delighted to be invited to the Awards Ceremony at Mansion House in London to celebrate this achievement where the awards were presented by the Right Honorable Robert Halfon MP, Minister of State Minister of Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education.

Danaher & Walsh win Procon Infrastructure Project of the Year

St George’s Street redevelopment was the winner of the Infrastructure Project of the Year at the Procon Awards 2023.

St George’s Street was recognised for its renovations and redevelopment which created a more attractive route into Leicester city centre, with a vibrant promenade of resin-bonded gravel walkways and an attractive series of rainwater gardens which look appealing and also aid drainage.

The project was designed by Pick Everard and the client was Leicester City Council.

Considerate Constructors Leading Light Awards: Double honours: Danaher & Walsh / Watkin Road Bridge site

Watkin Road Bridge site won a Leading Light Award for our Equality Diversity and Inclusion for our work on the number of women employed in construction.  Not only did we win our category in terms of the size of our project but out of 51 sites we were named as the overall winner in the Site / Workforce category, this was amongst very distinguished company including Tier 1 contractors.

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Dan Danaher Managing Director, Danaher & Walsh

“To win a Considerate Constructors Leading Light award means a great deal. To win the overall award is fantastic. This is a national award and we are a local contractor. We know our standards are high, but to have this recognised by such a well-respected body as Considerate Constructors is very special. We are very proud indeed.”

 

Dan Danaher Managing Director, Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd

Danaher & Walsh, a leading name in civil engineering in the East Midlands, is proud to announce its outstanding achievement of receiving the prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for the fourth consecutive year.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has recognised Danaher & Walsh’s unwavering commitment to maintaining exemplary health and safety standards across its operations.

The RoSPA Gold Award is a testament to Danaher & Walsh’s continuous dedication to prioritising the safety and well-being of its workforce, contractors and the communities it works within. This achievement highlights the company’s consistent efforts to go above and beyond established safety regulations and guidelines, setting a benchmark for excellence in accident prevention.

“We are delighted to receive the RoSPA Gold Award for the fourth year in a row,” said Sue Southam, SHEQ Manager at Danaher & Walsh. “It is very encouraging to receive this recognition and be able to share this with our clients, however, we see it as just doing our job.  Keeping people safe is the most important thing we do.  Having said that, it takes a lot of work, so my thanks go to my Health and Safety colleague, Maria Carpenter and all of our on-site teams for their dedication to safe working practices.”

RoSPA Gold Award winners have achieved a very high level of performance, demonstrating well developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.

Danaher & Walsh’s consistent achievement of this prestigious accolade underscores its proactive approach to risk management, employee engagement, and continuous improvement in safety practices.

“This is our fourth submission to the RoSPA Awards and our fourth Gold.  Our aim is to be Gold Medal winners which require five Gold Awards in a row, so we are on track for that and look forward to sharing that news with you this time next year!” continued Sue Southam.

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Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering, as proud members of the Integrated Maintenance and Repair (IMR) Water Recycling Alliance, are celebrating again!

Hot on the heels of winning awards within the Alliance, IMR has picked up three more prestigious awards at the National Anglian Water Awards ceremony held on 22 June 2023.

Collaboration Award

This award was won for our commitment to the skills programme we run with Grimsby College to identify, promote and reward apprenticeships.  The alliance was recognised for collaboration and proactivity for various initiatives including:-

• Pipes and fittings day

• Meet the employer

• Dedicated mentors

• Dedicated support teams

Digital Change and Transformation Award

This award was won for our innovative work on the digital MAP 16 platform, which enables streamlined line of site in our working practices to proactively prevent pollution and blockages and to improve and maintain the environment for our customers.

Supplier of the year (large)

Danaher & Walsh and the rest of the IMR Alliance were delighted to be awarded Supplier of the Year to Anglian Water.

“We are very proud of the work we do with the IMR Alliance and Anglian Water and we are delighted to have been recognised for our hard work and dedication.  We are always striving to make things even better, and we look forward to what we can achieve together in the future.”
Neil Fitzjohn Framework Delivery & Performance Manager.

Here are some photographs from the ceremony at Rutland Water:

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Danaher & Walsh is very proud to be part of an Alliance of civil engineer pipeline contractors working on a 15-year framework for Anglian Water.

We work collaboratively 24/7/365 to protect and enhance our environment, by maintaining and enhancing our wastewater infrastructure, by deliberating delivering differently, for the benefit of all customers in the Anglian Water region.

Every year Anglian Water hold an awards ceremony to recognise the successes of the Alliance – particularly how we work together to enable Anglian Water to deliver their commitment to ‘love every drop’ which is expanded on in the business plan they have committed to via Ofwat.

Anglian Water is an incredible organisation to partner with.  They commit to their suppliers and work with them as one big team and these Awards are part of that.  By rewarding our performance and those of our peers, they encourage us to strive even harder to look after their customers, their communities, and the environment around them.

As part of the Integrated Maintenance and Repair (IMR) Water Repair (WR) Alliance, we were thrilled to be very successful at these Awards. 

We won or were recognised in all five categories:-

  • Best Health & Safety – Marti Cooper and Yuri (Mini -Vac Ex)
  • Best Colleague – Danny Ellis
  • Best Team – Flow Monitor Team and delivery of this scheme of work.
  • Best New Way of Working – Drive reward and MAP 16 network tool
  • Best Scheme – IMR WR Lincolnshire (D&W & AW) – Tallington and Barholme, surface water infiltration reduction scheme.

We are very proud of our colleagues’ work on the Anglian Water framework and are proud to represent Anglian Water as part of the IMR WR Alliance. 

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Abbey Park Road Footbridge in Leicester has been named Project of the Year (£0-1m) at the CECA Midlands Awards 2022.

The project involved the installation of a new footbridge over the River Soar on Abbey Park Road in Leicester.

In brief, the purpose of the project was to create a safe and convenient cycle and pedestrian route along Abbey Park Road. The existing Grade 2 Abbey Corner Bridge – which is being extensively refurbished under a separate contract, also by Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering – is too narrow to safely and comfortably accommodate vehicle traffic, cycles and pedestrians simultaneously. 

By constructing this new bridge alongside the old bridge, the effective capacity is greatly increased, whist also creating a more pleasant route for cyclists and pedestrians.

In addition, D&W is carrying out major highway improvements to Abbey Park Road.

This project is notable for staff development. Site Engineer for the scheme was Claudia Carroll. Claudia joined Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering just two years ago as a Civil Engineering graduate from Loughborough University.

The award was presented at CECA Midlands’ Annual Awards & Dinner event, held at MacDonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham.

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association is the representative body for companies who work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure.

With more than 300 members split across eight regions, CECA represents firms who together carry out an estimated 70-80 per cent of all civil engineering activity in the UK, in the key sectors of transport, energy, communications, waste and water.

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A sewer repair in Skegness dubbed Mission Impossible, carried out by Danaher & Walsh’s dedicated Anglian Water team, has won a UKSTT Award.

The project won the Pipe Rehabilitation – Non CIPP award, which was presented at a ceremony last night.

UKSTT – the United Kingdom Society of Trenchless Technology – is the de facto industry body for no-dig technology in the UK, whose aim is to advance the science and practice of trenchless technology for the public benefit.

Their annual awards celebrate innovation and excellence throughout the industry.

The winning project involved repairing the collapse of a 300mm diameter sewer, 4m below an entertainment complex in the busy seaside resort of Skegness. To add to the challenge, the pipe was completely full of rubble, brick, paving stones and metal debris.Following bench tests, a system was devised using a resin to bind the debris together, allowing it to be robotically cut from the pipe. The resin was injected by running a small bore pipe through a custom inflatable packer.

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A challenging sewer repair in Skegness carried out by Danaher & Walsh’s dedicated Anglian Water team has been shortlisted for a UKSTT Award.

Shortlisted in the Pipe Rehabilitation – Non-CIPP category, the project was a tricky sewer repair internally dubbed ‘mission impossible’, which involved the collapse of a 300mm diameter sewer, 4m below an entertainment complex in the busy seaside resort Skegness. 

To add to the challenge, the pipe was completely full of rubble, brick, paving stones and metal debris.

A highly innovative technique was used to clear the pipe. A system was devised using a resin to bind the debris together, allowing it to be robotically cut from the pipe. The resin was injected by running a small bore pipe through a custom inflatable packer.

Patch lining was then used to fuly repair the pipes and restore flow to the sewer.

UKSTT – the United Kingdom Society of Trenchless Technology – is the de facto industry body for no-dig technology in the UK, whose aim is to advance the science and practice of trenchless technology for the public benefit.

Their annual awards celebrate innovation and excellence throughout the industry.

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The Anglian Water Water Recycling Networks Alliance team has celebrated its achievements over the past year with an awards event.

Established in 2015, the Water Recycling Networks is an alliance comprising Danaher & Walsh, Clancy, Public Sewer Services and Claret Civil Engineering, tasked with delivering planned and reactive sewer and wastewater network repair and maintenance across the Anglian Water region.

A Danaher & Walsh lead project (Skegness Grand Parade sewer repair) picked up Scheme of the Year in the awards, with a several member’s of D&W staff picking up individual accolades.

The WRN Alliance has been working collectively to introduce new ways of working to deliver efficiencies for customers. 

Innovations include advancement of no-dig technologies, use of ground penetrating radar and installation of flow meters to proactively monitor sewer conditions.

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Danaher & Walsh has received a 2022 RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

D&W has received nine RoSPA Gold awards in total, as well as a RoSPA Gold Medal in recognition of consistently high attainment in health and safety standards.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. By receiving this recognition Danaher & Walsh join like-minded businesses and organisations worldwide, who represent the very best in their approach to health and safety. 

“I would like to add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award – congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive up health and safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.”

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