We continue to invest on behalf of our client, Transport Scotland to improve the quality of the country’s roads, prioritising road maintenance issues and delivering a programme of improvements as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible.
Scotland TranServ has over 120 trained and experienced Winter Service operatives ready to carry out planned treatments and patrol routes across South West Scotland.
During 2016/17, we carried out 1545 treatments and 657 patrols between October and May, an increase on the previous year. Due to innovative operating solutions there was a further 37% reduction in the volume of salt used on the previous year.
We already deliver reduced salt usage, and associated environmental benefits, due to our pre-wet treatment. We are currently the only operating company in Scotland using route based forecasting, with further innovation in the pipeline.
At Scotland TranServ we support everyone in doing the right thing, the foundation of our commitment to sustainability and the environment.
From reusing as much of our waste materials as possible to introducing the latest energy efficient, centrally controlled LED lighting on our motorways and trunk roads, we are taking steps large and small to reduce our impact on Scotland’s natural environment.
Working in support of our engineers, Scotland TranServ’s Environment team is integral to the work that we do.
They continued to work closely with a number of authorities ensuring our work complies with regulations, preventing harm and delivering achievable environmental enhancement.
We continually strive for improvements within our business and pursue excellence through active leadership and the operation of an integrated Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Management System. This approach includes establishing clear goals and responsibilities. The Improvement philosophy is well established and implemented by a dedicated team constantly developing our Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Management systems which are certified to ISO9001:2008, ISO14,001:2004 and BS-OHSAS 18001: 2007
We also operate under National Highways Sector Scheme Approvals which ensures that all processes are planned, focused on quality and are completed by a trained and competent workforce.We set challenging targets to reduce the environmental impact of our activities which contain sophisticated systems for assessing and benchmarking our progress.
Our environmental management team leads the company approach to sustainability and in particular initiatives aimed at increasing energy efficiency, integrating waste management, protecting flora and fauna and promoting recycling and the use of recycled materials. We constantly monitor and measure our performance using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and benchmark internally between contracts and externally through forums such as the Highway Works Best Value Benchmarking Club
Transport Scotland seeks to deliver a safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the people of Scotland, playing a key role in helping to achieve the Scottish Government’s Purpose of increasing sustainable economic growth with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish. The organisation’s delivery priorities, in the context of the government’s purpose and investment, is connecting Scotland and improving reliability and journey times in order to maximise opportunities for employment, business, leisure and tourism.
Transport Scotland is also fully committed and is currently progressing to a low carbon economy in the transport sector through low carbon technology and infrastructure, reducing emissions, tackling climate change and improving air quality. An Agency of the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers.
Scotland TranServ is the operating company responsible for managing and maintaining the motorway and trunk road network across South West Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland; an executive agency of the Scottish Government.
A joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Mouchel, we combine the expertise of two of the UK’s leading providers of management and maintenance services in roads and bridges.
It is our ambition to be the leading road network management and maintenance provider in Scotland, supplying a proactive, customer-focused team trusted to deliver an efficient, sustainable service that exceeds both client and stakeholder expectations.