SPS vehicle maintenance team earns HPC safety award

The vehicle maintenance team at Somerset Passenger Solutions (SPS) has been named a winner in Hinkley Point C’s (HPC’s) Pride of Platform Awards.

The Awards identify teams involved in the HPC nuclear power station construction project that go above and beyond to deliver their work to the highest safety standards and welfare practices.

SPS, which provides bespoke transport for the project, was chosen as the winner in the Operational Support category.

The operator’s 10-bay vehicle maintenance facility is staffed with an engineering team that works 24/7, supporting the transport operations and providing roadside assistance for the fleet. The award comes after a demonstration of good signage, clear access arrangements and welfare facilities, and a focus on health, safety and the environment.

Says Martin Webb, SPS Head of Business Services: “We beat tough competition from many great teams. So much hard work and commitment has gone into ensuring the unit is safe, secure and a great place to work.”

Adds Simon Cursio, SPS Managing Director: “I’m hugely proud of the team, who have worked tirelessly and been committed to adhering to the high standards of safety and welfare required.

“This award, and the HPC Excellence Award we won in November, is a testament to all of the people at SPS and their individual and collective efforts. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up!”

SPS was founded in 2016 as a joint venture and operates 156 vehicles on a contract to provide employee transport for staff working at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station construction site. It earned two awards in the HPC Excellence Awards in November 2021. FirstGroup took full ownership after acquiring the 50% shareholding in the joint venture that was held by JJP Holdings in 2021.