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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US | TLS TURNS 8 YEARS OLD

Time to break out the party poppers, TLS has turned 8 years old!

When looking back over the past eight years, it's amazing to think how much has changed in the TM industry. It makes us immensely proud to think that we have grown and evolved through all of these changes and will continue to do so. This we feel highlights our strong foundations and ability to react to changes in the industry.

It has been our absolute pleasure to work with some fantastic Traffic Managment companies throughout the last eight years, who continue to strive in the provision of temporary traffic management throughout the UK.

We would like to thank all of our staff, partners and clients, both past and present, for their hard work and dedication in making this last eight years such a success.

Pop open the Champagne, here's to another 8! 👏

THE HIGHWAYS ENGLAND PASSPORT SCHEME IS COMING...

Source: https://bit.ly/2RMpAaY

The implementation of the Highways England Passport Scheme has begun. It aims to set a comprehensive safety standard for all workers. This involves the Common Induction Training being completed by more than 50,000 employees in the Highways England supply chain. The scheme will provide each employee with a smart card which will make work ‘Safer, Smarter and Simpler’. The deadline for completion of the Highways England Common Induction Training is April 2019.

Who is the Highways England Common Induction Training for? And how long is it?

The Common Induction Training is for anyone who accesses Highways England sites. This includes any worker, supervisor, manager, delivery driver, office staff or visitor. A record of the successful completion of the training will be stored on your smart card. The site will scan your smart card using the latest technology allowing them to verify your credentials accurately and quickly. The course is a 1 day programme.

What are the benefits of the Highways England Common Induction Training and the Smart Card?

All Highways England sites will require all entrants to their sites to have completed The Common Induction Training and hold the smart card .

Furthermore, the card will improve various factors such as; entry times to sites, verifying credentials, management of risks concerning employee fatigue.

Highways England state that one of the biggest benefits for employees is the storing of information and records on the card.

This means that a card can last up to five years, which is currently not the case.

Clearly, the smart card will provide a one card system which will make things a lot easier and more efficient.

SAVE THE CHILDREN | TLS & TMGB PROUDLY SUPPORT SAVE THE CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY 2018

Its time to get your Christmas Jumpers out again & raise money for Save the Children!

Save the Children are a charitable organisation that stands side by side with children in the toughest places to be a child. They do whatever it takes to make sure children survive, get protection when they’re in danger, and have the chance to learn. In 2017, they helped 13 million children. Learn more about their work below.

On Friday 14 December 2018 TLS & TMGB will be taking part in the Save the Children Christmas Jumper day. To help us support this amazing cause, TEXT TEAM23808 to 70050 & donate £2

Mental Health in the Construction Industry: Mates in Mind

Mates in Mind aims to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing in the UK construction industry and here at TLS & TMGB, were proud to say we support their cause.

Mates in Mind has an ambitious goal – to reach 100,000 workers in its first year and by 2025 to have reached 75% of the construction industry.

It is led by and for the industry in partnership with the Health in Construction Leadership Group and British Safety Council, as well as with other leading organisations and charities such as Mind, Samaritans and Mental Health First Aid England.

Mates in Mind helps to make sense of available options and support to employers.

THANK YOU ALL! - PAYROLL

Over the past couple of weeks we have seen a huge improvement in the submitting of hours via Fastlane. This has made payroll much easier and quicker for both partners & Tabbie / Fiona.

KEEP A LOOK OUT ON THE WEATHER OVER WINTER

At TLS & TMGB we care about your safety on the UK roads whether it be during working hours or leisure time. Highways England’s team of 1,300 specially trained gritter drivers based across the country are getting geared up for winter, ready to keep drivers moving.

See the link below for tips on what you may need to prepare for this winter.

https://www.highwaysindustry.com/drivers-urged-to-be-prepared-for-severe-weather

WORDS TO REMEMBER...

I CHOSE TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY

I Chose To Look The Other Way, I could have saved a life that day. But I chose to look the other way. It wasn’t that I didn’t care; I had the time, and I was there. But I didn’t want to seem a fool, or argue over a safety rule. I knew he’d done the job before; If I spoke up he might get sore. The chances didn’t seem that bad; I’d done the same, he knew I had. So I shook my head and walked by; He knew the risks as well as I. He took the chance, I closed an eye; And with that act, I let him die. I could have saved a life that day, But I chose to look the other way. Now every time I see his wife, I know I should have saved his life. That guilt is something I must bear; But isn’t’ something you need to share. If you see a risk that others take That puts their health or life at stake, The question asked or thing you say; Could help them live another day. If you see a risk and walk away, then hope you never have to say, “I could have saved a life that day, but I chose to look the other way.”

by Don Merrill

TESTIMONIALS: TLS & TMGB

Rotary Club Bonfire and Firework Display: TMGB

"On behalf of the Rotary Club of Gainsborough, may we thank you, and your company, for your full support in the traffic management on the day.

Your goodwill gesture of donating your time and services did not go unnoticed. Scott, who came down to carry out the task was very helpful and liaised with our enthusiastic team really well.

TLS has been mentioned in our marketing and press releases as a matter of respect and thanks to you."

- Julian Needham, Rotary Club of Gainsborough

Hucknall Remembrance Parade: TMGB

"On behalf of the over 600 marchers who participated in the Hucknall Remembrance Parade yesterday; would you please pass on our sincere thanks to Scott and Dale McDermott for the very efficient and professional essential service they provided.

They are a credit to your company."

- Major Michael Howard (retd), Royal British Legion - Hucknall

The Retford Christmas Market and Pilgrim Fun Run

The Retford Business Forum Christmas Market Team has finalised plans for this year’s Retford Christmas Market and Lights Switch-On. It will be held on Sunday 25th November 2018, from 10.00am to 6.00pm (some locations may vary), in and around the town square in Retford.

The Pilgrim is a family friendly event commemorating the Mayflower Pilgrim families and their supporters, who came from the area around Retford. Run or walk – it’s 5k – it’s for fun – it will not be timed and there will be no official certificates. It will also be held on Sunday 25th November 2018, from 9.15am to 11.00am. Click the link below for more info.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-pilgrim-fun-run-2018-tickets-47414075777

SAMARITAN'S PURSE SHOEBOX APPEAL: TLS & TMGB

Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We are part of the global Samaritan’s Purse family that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970. Samaritan’s Purse also has offices in the USA, Canada, Germany, and Australia.

TLS & TMGB have teamed up with Samaritan's Purse to help aid their fantastic cause. We filled a whopping 6 boxes full of goodies and essentials! 3 for Boys, 3 For Girls. Shout out to our amazing team here at TLS & TMGB who kindly went out their way to support Samaritan's Purse and fill the boxes.

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