Alcumus Info Exchange and London City Airport (LCY) have won the operational excellence award in the transport category from independent research firm Verdantix. The award recognises the ‘Permit to Work’ scheme and the contribution of technology to improving risk management in the transport sector.
Over 2,200 people work around the clock at LCY including those from onsite concessions, tenants and contractors. Implementing the ‘Permit to Work’ scheme has helped London City Airport to have a clear image of the work that is taking place on site at any given moment and enabled the organisation to accurately assess and understand the potential implications on day-to-day operations, customer experience in conjunction with existing assets and infrastructure.
Alongside running a busy airport at a unique dock-side location, LCY is simultaneously delivering its £500 million City Airport Development Programme. Having driven over 1,000 piles into the dock bed, the programme is building over the water to deliver new airfield infrastructure including eight aircraft stands, a new taxiway and a brand-new passenger terminal. The work will not only create new capacity but will also transform the passenger journey.
The software implemented by Alcumus Info Exchange aligns with LCY’s internal processes and provides key stakeholders and operations managers with an exact overview of:
- Which contractors are on site
- Where they are and will be working
- The type of work taking place
- How long work projects will take
- The risks that are associated with the tasks and the areas that they are in
Helen Jones, Managing Director of Certification and Software at Alcumus, said: “Undertaking large scale construction work in a live airport environment is challenging and poses a plethora of health and safety challenges. The ‘Permit to Work’ scheme helps to provide a comprehensive overview of the contractors that are coming to the site to ensure that they have the skills and training required to undertake each task. This provides the opportunity and capability to forward plan and to focus on integrating the work with other stakeholders who will also be on site.”
Caroline Maltby, Interface & Process Manager at London City Airport, said: “We chose to work with Alcumus Info Exchange as they were able to build our processes and complex calculations into the system, which enabled information to be readily available to the relevant stakeholders as required. This enabled us to work across a range of our teams and display the information they need in order to keep all our staff, contractors and stakeholders safe while on site. Alcumus helped us enact and exceed our vision.”
photo: James Petts