Replacement Safety Netting for Helipad on St George’s University Hospital London.
It is now nine years since St George’s Hospital helipad was officially opened in. During this time, five air ambulance providers, including Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex, London Air Ambulance and Thames Valley Air Ambulance, have transferred critically ill or injured patients to St George’s, with 1868 helipad landings overall.
Planning for the rooftop helipad began in 2010 after St George’s became the designated Major Trauma Centre for the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network. The hospital helipad, which was the first in south London, took just under a year to build and cost £5million.
We have had the pleasure of working along side BME Services in replacing the netting around the Helicopter landing pad on the hospital roof. This type of working at height is inherently dangerous & requires experience, planning & expert execution.
Team G&M’s Training Centre Manager, Daniel Lewis stepped up to receive the award at the largest ever FASET AGM & Awards at Tewkesbury Park Hotel on November 24th, attended by 100+ delegates.
He said: “It’s a privilege to receive this FASET Award and a testament to all the hard work the G&M training team puts into up-skilling hundreds of construction workers and managers, every year. The M.A.P System was a big team effort across the group, we are delighted.”
G&M Group Managing Director, Mark Pickles added: “I am so proud of what our team achieves in our training facilities each year and this award goes a long way to recognising the huge commitment levels towards health and safety and training excellence, year on year. Thanks to all the team for their continued dedication and hard work.”
FASET MD Tony Seddon said: “The work of FASET members – sub-contracting and training – is often extremely challenging, complex and is far from simple. And we shouldn’t forget – what they do every day saves lives. And that fact cannot be understated.”
G&M Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary and Launches G&M Group
Leading construction industry work at height safety training and temporary safety systems brand, G&M Safety Netting Ltd/G&M Safe Deck have re-branded – launching G&M Group – in the year the company marks its 20th year in business.
Established in 2001-2 by founders Geoffrey Irlam and Managing Director Mark Pickles, the G&M Group – known (and still trading) as G&M Safety Netting Ltd and G&M Safe Deck – is still a family-run business today; delivering quality safety training and safety enhancing products to the UK construction sector’s main contractors nationwide.
Based at Middlewich in Cheshire – where there is now a state-of-the-art training facility in place offering a wide range of FASET and other courses to riggers, deckers and managers alike – the firm has grown to now have operational centres in the midlands and South West, serving the construction, house-building, timber-frame and other sectors country-wide.
The decision to re-brand to G&M Group has come as the business is set to launch a series of innovative new products in their 20th anniversary year, which will boost their existing offerings of G&M Safe Deck, G&M safety netting, stair towers, edge protection, rope access and other leading work at height safety products.
G&M Group Managing Director, Mark Pickles said: “The launch of the G&M Group brand is a fantastic way to celebrate two busy, successful decades of trade within the construction sector. We are so lucky to have kept some of original team members – including Sean Barber who has worked with G&M from the beginning – and to have such a great team of people in the office training centre and on-site installing. WE are a great team offering the best products, training and customer service.
“And with three new safety enhancing, time and money saving products about to launch in 2022, the future looks bright for the G&M Group and our many valued customers. Here’s to the next 20 years!”
G&M were delighted to be featured in Scaffmag recently.
The article details how we have seen a huge surge in demand for work at height and safety systems training from construction workers returning to work post-lockdown.
All the G&M work at height training courses are being run to meet COVID security recommendations; following strict hygiene, PPE and social distancing guidelines, with limited course delegate numbers and plenty of fresh air billowing through our modern, spacious training centre unit.
G&M Managing Director, Mark Pickles said: “These have been trying times for everyone and our region has been hit hard by the pandemic. But the lockdown gave us the time to get ready to provide safe training for the UK construction sector, once the lockdown eased. And it is absolutely fantastic to see the response we have had to our training courses since, with the phone ringing off the hook to get booked in. We are run off our feet, especially with G&M Safe Deck training and hire and sale enquiries.
“Safety is in our DNA at G&M, so setting up and adhering to COVID-security measures has been bread and butter to us. And our popularity and the massive spike in demand for the range of FASET and other temporary safety system, inspection and management courses we offer has been a real lift in tough times.”
Very proud of this – FASET Membership – the mark of excellence for Temporary Safety Systems
Following a full and thorough audit by FASET Director Tony Seddon we have renewed our FASET Membership. Consequently, as long serving members of FASET, G&M Safety Netting Ltd are a proud member of the premier Temporary Safety Systems trade association. We have contributed, and continue to contribute to FASET and it’s many committees and working groups.
Originally started back in the early 2000’s FASET is the trade association for the Temporary Safety Systems industry.
FASET Members enjoy multiple benefits. Preferred contractor status amongst the major principal contractors, legal aid, input into FASET committees, group buying power to name a few.
This is a result of the rigorous FASET Audit which covers all of the aspects of being a reputable company. Consequently, Safety Management & Environmental responsibilities are assessed. Along with the company’s ability to manage and maintain their equipment, be it Safety Netting, or other temporary Safety Systems.