Our Approach

Please click on the links below to view our approach to:



Quality

HSE & Target Zero

Community Relations

Responsible Procurement

Environment Management

 

Quality

Dragados-Sisk Joint Venture (DSJV) has developed its own ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System (QMS) covering our entire business activities.

The QMS is based on that of John Sisk but has been modified and augmented as required to address the specific nature and administrative complexities of the Crossrail - C305 Eastern Running Tunnels contract.

The DSJV QMS principally comprises:

Contract Quality Plan:

Description and road map to lower tier QMS documents and containing Quality Policy

Management Plans:

All non-HSE topics

System Procedures:

Quality-specific processes

Operational Procedures:

All non-quality-specific processes

Inspection & Test Plans:

Requirements for inspections, responsible parties, frequencies and verification records to be raised

Method Statements:

Detailing arrangements to execute specific works.

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HSE & Target Zero

Zero Incidents. Zero Injuries

DSJV has embraced Crossrail's 'Target Zero' programme and actively employs it in all aspects of our work activities.

The conventional wisdom in the industry is that “whatever we do you will never stop accidents”. DSJV do not accept that view.

For us, it starts at the top. Our board is utterly committed to the principle and therefore made the safety of our staff, our subcontractors and the public an absolute priority.

When you walk onto a DSJV site, you will see from start to finish, a well planned site, carefully laid out with clear signage, exceptional facilities, segregation of vehicles and people and clear, tidy walkways and work areas.

As well as creating safe places to work we have invested in the attitudes and behaviour of our staff, supervisors, project leaders and the many subcontractors who work at our sites. Everyone is inducted before they start work on site and we ensure that they fully engage with our beliefs and our processes. Above all we ask everyone never to take a risk: because individuals who take risks, risk the lives of others. On a DSJV site, people put the safety of their colleagues first.

Target Zero

Target Zero is more than just a health and safety policy. It's a state of mind that covers the way we think and the way we work.

It helps protect the work environment from factors that may prevent us from keeping everyone safe. It is also built on a firm foundation of statutory compliance and corporate governance, fundamental elements that must be met at all times. But these alone are not enough - we have to raise the bar to ensure that we achieve Health and Safety excellence across the Crossrail programme.

To see more on Target Zero click here or on the logo above.

 

DSJV Health & Safety Hierarchy

For further information on DSJV's approach to health & safety and Target Zero, please click here

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Community Relations

DSJV has built strong networks and relationships with the local communities living and working next to our project sites. We have worked hard to make sure that any disruption to people's everyday lives and amenity is kept to an absolute minimum.

As a considerate and responsible contractor, we understand that it is important to ensure local residents, businesses and organisations are kept well informed about the work going on in their area and how we can bring wider benefits to the community as a result of the project.

We achieve this through regular and positive communication with key residents living directly adjacent to the sites as well as dialogue with other relevant stakeholders and organisations that are based in the area, such as schools and places of worship.

Our Community Relations Team is highly experienced in building positive local working relationships. They also identify opportunities for maximising the benefits of the project to local communities by supporting local regeneration agendas and match funding community projects.

DSJV has a Community Investment Programme that has identified a number of local projects that DSJV will co-fund. Most recently, DSJV presented two local nurseries and play centres with a range of wooden toys over the Christmas period that had been crafted by apprentice carpenters from John Sisk & Sons. DSJV are also in dialogue with a local church about the development of a Peace Garden.

DSJV also maintain a programme of regular school and college visits which help to promote careers in engineering, construction and infrastructure projects more widely. Our Team regularly attend local residents' meetings to keep abreast of any local issues that the C305 project needs to be aware of to give updates on the progress of the C305 project to local residents. This is in addition to the information residents receive from DSJV via flyers, giving advance warning of potential disruption, disturbance relating to C305 project works.

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Responsible Procurement

The relationships we have with our staff, clients, suppliers and subcontractors are very important to us and constitute the backbone of our business. We will ensure that we treat our staff and suppliers fairly and with respect.

This means enabling them to develop and grow with us, offering opportunities to learn and gain valuable experience in a tolerant and open working environment.

Our Responsible Procurement (RP) Plan sets key targets and objectives for steers our project activities in a responsible and sustainable way.  As part of our strategy for embedding responsible procurement we have developed the following key principles:

  • We will conduct our business and relationships with stakeholders, customers and suppliers with respect and integrity.

  • We will ensure that all of our work complies with legal requirements, and where appropriate goes beyond compliance in the UK and in the countries where we do business.

  • We recognise and uphold the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and observe those rights that apply to our performance toward our employees and the communities in which we operate.

  • We are committed to engaging in dialogue with our stakeholders, customers and suppliers about how they are impacted by our operations and decision-making and ensure that we respond appropriately and effectively.

  • We cascade our policies and principles throughout our supply chain and provide training an d support to enable them to each compliance and improve their performance in areas such as equality & diversity and sustainability.

Responsible Procurement is a comprehensive term that covers a wide range of issues and it interfaces with all our project disciplines most notably; HR, Training, Procurement, Community Relations and Environment.

We recognise the definition of RP put forward by the Greater London Authority as:

“.....the purchase of goods, works and services in an environmentally and socially responsible way that delivers value for money and benefits to the employer, staff and to London.”

This comprehensive understanding of RP can be broken down into a series of themes which offer more detail on the scope of issues that RP covers. These themes mirror the Greater London Authority RP Themes and are illustrated in the diagram below:

As part of our delivery strategy we partner with a number of organisations and initiatives that offer best practice support and advice and help us to achieve our RP aims and objectives. These include:

  • University of east London
  • The Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code
  • EU Human Rights legislation
  • BREEAM & CEEQUAL Sustainability standards
  • East London Business Alliance

DSJV is registered with the following initiatives to demonstrate our commitment to supply chain diversity and fairness:

  • Diversity Works for London
  • CompeteFor
  • London Living Wage
  • Ethical Trading Initiative
  • Considerate Contractors Scheme

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Environment Management

In delivering C305, Crossrail Eastern Running Tunnels, The Dragados Sisk Joint Venture has to comply with Crossrail’s Environmental Minimum Requirements. The DSJV environment team has set up an environmental management system to ensure compliance.

Our key document is the DSJV Environmental Policy statement, setting out our objectives and the action to be taken in order to achieve those objectives. Our General Environmental Plan describes the environmental management system and the processes we implement. The General Environmental Plan is supported by topic specific plans and environmental management plans for each site.

The most significant environmental impact on all our sites is noise and disturbance to local communities. Before starting works, we need consent from the local authority under the Control of Pollution Act, section 61. We also need consents from the Environment Agency for activities that may affect water resources.

The zero accident objective (Target Zero) applies to environmental management as well as Health & Safety. On site, we must ensure appropriate measures are taken to prevent pollution to air, land or water. However, Crossrail has higher aspirations to demonstrate best practice in environmental performance. We measure our use or energy, water and resources and disposal of waste. Our contract requires us to set targets for energy use and waste. Meeting these targets requires support from the whole DSJV team and sub-contractors.

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