Belfast Transport Hub Enabling Works Specify SparkSafe Licence to Practise (LtP)

23 October 2020

One of Northern Ireland’s leading Construction company’s, Hillsborough based Graham Civil Engineering, has been appointed by Translink to help transform the nucleus of Belfast’s city centre public transport and provide a world class passenger experience.

Enabling work for the £200 million-pound transport –led regeneration project, is governed by strict quality compliance objectives typical of the Graham methodology, which includes the specification of SparkSafe Electrical Licence to Practise (LtP) requirements.

Progressive social, environmental and economic benefits are embedded into the prestigious five-year flagship building program, boosting the employment opportunities for independently assessed, licenced electrical workers and industry approved Level 3 apprentice electricians.

Translink Group CEO Chris Conway said “We are looking forward to working with GRAHAM to start the delivery of this exciting world-class facility. These initial works will see up to 100 jobs generated with potential for up to 400 from the entire scheme, local employment opportunities will be developed through the Belfast City Council’s Construction Employment Academy.”

SparkSafe will share employment pathway advice and guidance to Belfast City Council’s Construction Employment Academy with the aim of maximising the recruitment of new entrant apprentices and upskilling of existing industry adult workers.

The SparkSafe LtP quality improvement initiative, has been specified in over one thousand public sector projects since being approved by the Central Procurement Directorate and subsequently adopted by the Centre of Procurement Excellence Organisations in 2016.

The system provides a Client-focussed online, Workforce Composition Report and an independent compliance auditing service which will be used by Graham to ensure the electrical competence requirements are achieved on the eight hectare “Weavers Cross” Translink project.