2013

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Riggotts Team Battles Hebridean Gales To Get Job Done

12th December 2013by aperturemarketingukNews

It has been said that Riggotts will go to any length to ensure that a job gets done and now we have the proof.   At the beginning of December, a Riggotts team set sail from the Scottish port of Oban bound for the Outer Hebridean island of South Uist where fresh road markings needed to be laid.   It wasn’t long before the boat started getting buffeted by the strong gales that had been forecast to hit Scotland.

With the weather rapidly deteriorating the ship’s captain had no option but to dock at the island of Barra and remain there until conditions improved.   The Riggotts team ended up being stranded on windswept Barra for two nights before finally continuing by boat to South Uist where they successfully marked the lines of the one road that runs the length of the island.   “It was like being on a rollercoaster for six hours,” says Andy Johnson, a member of the marooned Riggotts team, of the crossing from Oban. “When we got to Barra it was carnage. All the power was down so there was nothing working at all.

But at least we were on dry land so no one was complaining!   “When the weather eventually calmed down we were able to continue on to South Uist and start work. The whole trip took a little longer than planned but we got the job done. That’s the main thing.”

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Riggotts Take To The Coronation Street Stage

5th December 2013by aperturemarketingukNews

Of all the roads in the United Kingdom, if not the world, few are better known than a fictional one found in Manchester – Coronation Street.

Recently, makers of the long-running iconic TV soap contacted Riggotts asking us to visit the studios and carry out some line marking work.

Alas, the marking in question wasn’t on the tarmacadam of Coronation Street itself. Instead, Riggotts’ employees Matt Hardy and Darren Pritchard spent two weeks painting lines on the car park adjacent to the set used by stars of the show together with other TV personalities working at the famous ITV studios in Manchester.

In an ideal world, Matt and Darren would have completed the job in half the time. Alas, the famous Manchester rain struck with a vengeance meaning the pair required longer than planned to finish the task.

Getting to paint the road markings on Coronation Street would have been something else, with your work being on the show to millions of people, but on this occasion that wasn’t part of our job,” says Matt.

In all honesty, we treat every job just the same, no matter where it is. Whether it’s Coronation Street or the car park next door, you apply the same level of professionalism to whatever you do. Every job gives you an immense sense of satisfaction once it’s completed. Maybe next time, having seen how thorough our work is, they will ask us back to paint

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Riggotts Makes Its Mark On Asda’s £70m Distribution Centre

29th November 2013by aperturemarketingukNews

Riggotts were recently asked to complete the line markings on Asda’s distribution centre in Avonmouth, Bristol.

The 616,000 sq ft distribution centre, belonging to one of the UK’s biggest brands, wasn’t just a large-scale job. Costing £50,000, it had to be completed on time and to exact specifications, so there was certainly no room for trial and error!

Professional service is Riggotts’ speciality and it’s a good job. Once in operation, the base will service 123 stores nationwide and have the capability to pack about three million cases per week at busy times.   Riggotts worked alongside Mclaren, one of the UK’s most successful construction companies.

Nick Riggott, commercial director at Riggotts, said: “This was a big job for us which included line marking in a 485,000 sq ft warehouse for chilled and frozen food, alongside a 131,000 sq ft service centre. This was a complex job but the team pulled out all the stops to complete it quickly and efficiently with the attention to quality and detail that we’re famous for.”

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Riggotts Test Out America’s DriveCam

30th October 2013by aperturemarketingukNews

We all know that driving can be dangerous. It also produces some hefty fuel and maintenance bills. That’s why Riggotts is trialling America’s latest technology, DriveCam, to help cut danger and cost.

Riggotts is the first company in the UK to try the system out, giving us the chance to look beyond on-site safety and ensure workers are safe whilst in transit.

DriveCam uses state-of-the-art camera technology, designed purposely to monitor driving. With over 500 commercial and government fleet clients across America, this is a very big deal for the business.

Explains Nick Riggott, commercial director for Riggotts: “ We are looking to improve our teams’ driving abilities and steer them not only to be the best in the line marking business, but also ensure they get to site safely. With proven success rates over in America, we’re looking forward to putting it to the test here in the UK!

This is all about how we can improve our driving, to look at what we can change or improve and DriveCam gives us the expert analysis we need to do that. We take on-site safety very seriously, so this is our chance to be one step ahead and we’re relishing the opportunity.”

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Riggotts Awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001, And OHSAS 18001

5th March 2013by aperturemarketingukNews0

Riggotts achieve I.B.M.S. (Integrated Business Management System) for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification. Proving once again the company’s total commitment to customer service, Riggotts is the first line marking company in the UK to achieve the three highest levels of the ISO accreditation.

Riggotts has achieved the following awards:-

ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System – Incorporating National Highways Sector 7 Quality management systems are designed to help organisations ensure customers’ and stakeholders’ needs are met. The National Highways Sector 7 Scheme is for the application of road marking materials and road studs.

ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Management System Environmental management standards exist to help organizations (a) minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment (i.e. cause adverse changes to air, water, or land); (b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements, and (c) continually improve all the above.

BS-OHSAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems provide businesses with the confidence that their employees are adequately protected. It also ensures that the business is operating according to strict health and safety policies.

These awards highlight Riggotts’ total dedication to providing the very best for their customers and staff.

Graham Bell from QUENSH GB said, “The successful outcome of this assessment is the result of a significant team effort from all employees, there was an enthusiastic commitment to the quality system from all personnel. There are few companies of this nature, Riggotts undertake a continued commitment of energy, time and resources to achieve the highest standards for quality management, across the spectrum of services that they offer.

They should be applauded for this endeavour and lead the way for others to follow.” Nick Riggott, commercial director for Riggotts explains: “This marks a fantastic result for our 30 Line marking crews nationwide, as well as the management and office staff at our head office in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire. It reflects their determination to prove they are the very best in our industry. “OHSAS 18001 proves we have passed the ultimate test in occupational health and safety practice.

We are able to consistently identify and control health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve our overall performance. We are committed to maintaining and improving our health and safety – we have set our target to zero accidents. “This pays dividends for customers, it helps to minimise operating costs, while ensuring the best working standards for our staff. This award, together with ISOs 9001 and 14001 demonstrates our full compliance with standards, and shows our complete commitment to excellence throughout our business in quality, environmental and health and safety.”

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