LB Foster and Osborne win two Beacon Awards

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Two sites at Debden and Ickenham stations, where L.B. Foster (Tew Plus) is working with principal contractor Geoffrey Osborne to deliver step-free accessibility on the LUL network, have received Beacon Awards from London Underground.

LUL recognises suppliers who demonstrate good practice in site management through the Beacon scheme, contributing to an excellent safety record on London Underground projects and ensuring that all work at project sites and maintenance depots is undertaken safely and considerately.

L.B. Foster Telecoms is delivering four packages at both stations, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering; station telecoms and security; and integrated fire protection.

Wayne Sheppard is programme manager at Osborne. He said: “I have just heard the great news that Ickenham and Debden stations have now both passed the final assessment and achieved Beacon Award status. This is fantastic news for us, our suppliers and London Underground Limited. I am fully aware of the amount of hard work required to achieve this, over several assessments and demonstrating continued high standards of compliance over a prolonged period.”

Scott Fitzgerald, head of operations, L.B. Foster Telecoms (Tew Plus Ltd), added: “It’s a welcome reward to receive this accreditation from LUL. As a business, we set ourselves the highest standards when it comes to health and safety.”

Ickenham London Underground station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Ruislip and Hillingdon stations. Debden London Underground station is on the Central line in the east of Loughton, in the Epping Forest district of Essex.

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