Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has been awarded a three-year framework by Network Rail.
The Project Delivery (CDMc) Framework will be used to coordinate health and safety measures on a series projects across Network Rail’s UK property estate and commercial portfolios.
The consultancy’s appointment builds on its long-standing relationship with Network Rail. For more than 10 years, Turner & Townsend has supported the owner of Britain’s rail infrastructure in a series of long-term frameworks across every asset type – from track to property.
With the recent changes to the CDM Regulations which remove the CDM co-ordinator and impose new duties on the client and principal designer, Turner & Townsend will be well placed to assist in ensuring all health and safety duties are met across the project life cycle. The consultancy’s UK wide team is already briefing designers on their duties via a series of open two-day training courses.
The consultancy’s dedicated safety, health and quality team is well positioned to meet the responsibilities assigned to it in the framework agreement. It will provide expertise at the right time and place within a highly developed system, which can ultimately improve efficiency, and reduce operation and maintenance costs.
Jon White, UK managing director, said: “Health and safety remains paramount in the rail sector and Turner & Townsend is proud to be enhancing Network Rail’s property portfolio once again.
“Our expertise in both cost management and health and safety means we can play a key role in helping Network Rail to complete the projects in the framework within budget, efficiently and without compromising on safety.”