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.
How long have you worked at Force One?
I have been working for Force one for 9 years, I believe I am the longest serving operative so far.
What Sites have you been working on?
I work between a variety of different sites including Sensitive nuclear sites and airside.
What do you enjoy about working at Force One?
Every site we visit is different, you never know what you are going to find under the ground, and it is Interesting to see all the different materials and all the different techniques needed. I don’t have a particular favourite type of site; I just enjoy going to work.
Have you gained anything since working for Force One?
I have obtained my CPCS Ticket and Driving ticket. I believe I was one of the first to get my Airside pass and my Airside driving pass.
Force One Ltd where engaged to remove material for a new manhole within a courtyard behind an RBS Bank in Edinburgh. Because of the limited working space, one of our Remote Tracked Brokk Units was deployed to carry out the work. This was connected to the main suction/vacuum excavator parked out in the neighbouring street, using approx. 35m of extension hose that ran through the building to the Brokk location to excavate around 5 - 6 meters deep. The only real issue to tackle was getting the Brokk Unit into the courtyard in the first place. This was achieved by a crane lift taking the Brokk up, over and into the courtyard. The work was a complete success giving passers-by and business owners alike, an interesting show of diverse thinking to achieve a challenging excavation.
Force One would like to congratulate 2 members of the office on becoming FIR Ambassadors.
Sean & Rebecca have attended two Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Workshops arrange by the Supply Chain School and have many ideas to implement into the business following this.
The Force One trucks have been working in conjunction with each other on bridge in south London, to expose the old brick archways prior to concrete pouring. Each truck was positioned at one end of the bridge to allow continuous working from the centre. The use of our long nozzles mitigated the need to position a truck on the bridge which wasn’t possible. This task took the team 3 days to complete fully, without causing any structural damage to the bridge or services.
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