Recently our operative team were working on a new commercial development in Cambridgeshire, tasked with uncovering a large amount of buried services. The buried services were in a particularly challenging arrangement, making suction excavation the safest method of material removal. Due to limited space surrounding the excavation, the team used one of our 32T suction excavators in conjunction with our unique remote nozzles. The access issues meant that the suction excavator was parked approximately 15m away, whilst the remote nozzle was connected using 250mm diameter extension pipes. The team successfully completed the works in a few hours, with no damage to underground assets.
Neil has worked for Force One for 4 years in September this year and is now one of our most experienced operatives with a wide skill set.
Neil came to work for us with no experience or HGV licence, but he worked hard to gain the skills required to achieve his CPCS Ticket and also went through his HGV Lessons and gained himself a full HGV Licence passing his Theory & Practical tests so he is able to drive the Trucks as well as operating.
Neil has worked within Oil Refineries, Nuclear Sites and also within the Rail sector. He has worked across a variety of different job types, working in some of the most challenging settings. He has and continues to be always ready for a challenge, whether that be based on a rail site or a general site setting.
Within the Rail Sector, over the past 4 years Neil has undergone multiple different rail training courses, building up his qualification base. Following the delivery of Force One's Doosan RRV in 2017, Neil underwent a variety of courses such as PTS, machine controller, OTP and Slinger course. He now is an experienced machine controller, working alongside the Force One rail team regularly.
Neil will shortly be beginning his NVQ to achieve his Blue CPCS card, something that we feel he will have no problem in achieving due to his wealth of experience and enthusiasm
We have enjoyed having Neil as part of the Force One team over the past 4 years and look forward to seeing what the future will hold for him with the company!
Keep an eye out next week for a new edition of Everybody Counts!
Harry joined the team in early 2016 and is currently one of Force One’s RRV operators. Harry began his journey by gaining experience on the suction excavators across a variety of customer sites, working closely with the senior operators in order to broaden his knowledge. After a few months shadowing senior operatives, he became competent in the operation of the trucks enabling him to finally sit his CPCS A78 qualification. In mid-2017, Force One took delivery of a Doosan RRV requiring a trained team to operate it, which enabled Harry to step toward the rail industry. He then underwent rail training such as PTS, OTP Core and various OTP courses, enabling him to work across a variety of rail sites.
Harry will continue to work within the rail sector of Force One, developing his skills and knowledge. He has had a very busy few years and we look forward to seeing what the future will hold for Harry at Force One Ltd.
Stay tuned towards the end of the week for another EVERYBODY COUNTS!
Despite the wet weather conditions at Plantworx 2019, Force One would like to thank everybody that visited us on stand over the course of the week including all existing and potential new customers.
Some of the specialist equipment at Plantworx included:
We still had a fantastic time and the team managed to have some valueable catch ups.
Force One will be at Rail Live this week so please pop and see us for a chat if you see us there!
The team are always very welcoming and happy to help!
I have been working for Force One now for about 8 months. My background whilst in sales more recently was in civil and commercial mediation. It is great to be involved with a company that genuinely wants to provide the best possible standard of service for its customers, our deployments genuinely feel collaborative in nature and this makes for an interesting day to day. By far one of the most refreshing aspect of Force One is the family run element, it means that not only are customer relationships built on a more personable foundation, but also that the company’s dedication to its employees makes for a level of care and understanding for those employees is something that I have not experienced previously, and something that is great to see.
This element of care for employees lead to me completing a mental health first aider course along with one of our operatives to ensure that should other employees require it, they know that they have someone they can speak to should life’s normal ups and downs become too much to bare. To work in an environment where there is this level of recognition for the wellbeing of staff is quite exceptional and as an ex-military man, something that I believe is extremely valuable.
My duties day to day really are for the most part to maintain and improve on existing relationships with our customers, build new relationships going forward and anything else that is required of me at any given point. This makes for a fluid environment making each day different.
In my time with Force One so far, I have seen constant investment, not only in its people but also in the equipment that we use. This drive to consistently build on, improve and innovate on almost a day to day basis makes for a dynamic company for which the future looks bright and I am looking forward to seeing what the coming year brings.
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