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Established over forty-five years ago, J.B. Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd is a leading transport company within the UK providing a professional service, covering all aspects of transport and haulage, including general cargo and the movement of indivisible and abnormal loads, heavy lifting, installations & removals, jacking, skidding and rigging. All our activities are handled safely by trained personnel using the latest specialised equipment.

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd provide an economical, flexible and tailor-made haulage and transport solution for every enquiry and we are proud of the fact that we invest in technology, systems, safety and equipment keeping cost and risk to an absolute minimum, whilst adapting to changing circumstances and embracing new challenges with competence and agility.

As part of the service, a comprehensive package includes routes studies, site inspection and comprehensive site surveys by experienced personnel, together with police notifications, liaison with highway authorities, structure owners and escort vehicles provided. Method statement can be produced explaining the procedures undertaken to complete a specific job, with risk assessments, temporary works calculations conducted where necessary.

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JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd have achieved approval and nationally recognised qualifications for the storage, handling and transport of sensitive goods. These qualifications have been awarded due to our experience, our secure operations and our professionalism.

Section 5

The company has achieved Section 5 were we are authorised under Section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 to have in our position and to transfer in the course of our business prohibited weapons and prohibited ammunition.

Radioactive Transport

The company has employees that are qualified to transport goods that are radioactive under the City & Guilds for carriage of dangerous goods by road (driver training) regulations 1996 for ‘any class of dangerous goods, in tanks or packages ‘Class 7 radioactives’

Achilles UVDB Verified

JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd are part of an industry-wide scheme certified by Achilles which operates the UVDB supplier management service on behalf of all the major UK utility organisations. In addition to this the company is also UVDB Verified where verification and assessment is applicable for contracts of high operational risk, UVDB Verify allows our company to demonstrate compliance to health, safety, environment and quality requirements.

CCNSG Safety Passport (SCATS)

The company believes strongly in conducting the jobs to the highest of safety standards. Our employees are certified under the Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) Safety Passport Scheme, accredited by the ECITB, which ensures a knowledge of health and safety for all site personnel to enable them, after appropriate site induction, to work on site more safely with lower risk to themselves and others.

This Clients Contract National Safety Group qualification enables our personnel to satisfy the need for high standards in Health & Safety training in a variety of industries and meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety Executive.

National Grid

Employees are also certified as National Grid ‘Persons’ where they have received awareness training in National Grid Safety Rules, National Safety Instructions and associated procedures and have successfully passed a written assessment that they have the technical knowledge and experience to avoid danger while working as part of a team carrying out works in high voltage substation environments.

Basic Electrical Safety Competence (BESC)

The Basic Electrical Safety Competence (BESC) registration scheme is intended for all persons who work directly or indirectly on or near operational plant and equipment connected with electricity transmission and distribution. The scheme was originally known as "Resets" and was developed by a task force made up of the Electricity Association Management Co-ordinating Committee (Distribution and Transmission) with the assistance of the Electricity Company Training Managers and the Electrical Training Association.

Level D Aviation Security

Working within the Aviation Industry, drivers are trained and security checked to DfT Level D. The drivers have a comprehensive understanding of the security threat to Air Cargo, their role in preventing unlawful interference in the Cargo chain and the overall importance and purpose security measures have to play in Air Cargo security.

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

The CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card enables construction workers to prove competence in their occupation and health and safety awareness.
The scheme aims to :
Raise standards of health and safety to reduce risks and accidents throughout the industry.
Encourage construction and their customers to use skilled workers.

The scheme aims to provide the following benefits to individuals:
Recognition of skills, competence and qualifications.
Improved health and safety awareness.

Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS)

We are a Bronze Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) approved haulage operator which means we have passed bronze FORS assessment, completed by an accredited FORS assessor, to ensure you meet the bronze accreditation criteria. FORS which is operated by Transport for London (TfL) provides a quality and performance benchmark for the freight industry. Membership of FORS provides the tools to help our company become safer, greener and more efficient and in turn proves to existing and potential clients your credentials as a high performing operator who adheres to high quality standards.

TfL are major stakeholders in Crossrail, and transport contractors delivering to this major project must be an accredited FORS. JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd employees have been trained and certificated by Crossrail to collect and deliver to their sites as have our vehicles which are fitted with all the necessary safety equipment and are Crossrail compliant.

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