Transport for London

Project brief

Mane was contracted to supply specialist talent for major client, Transport for London, directly at its Acton Rail Engineering Workshop (REW) site, a London Underground maintenance facility in West London. This was a four year framework deal which Mane won thanks to its extensive experience in the sector and unrivalled talent reach. It ultimately delivered the project successfully.

Acton REW is a large depot where rolling stock are built and reconditioned. Throughout the duration of the project, Mane supplied over 80 professionals in niche and specialist roles: from mechanical fitters and basic door fitters to trimmers, train cleaners and electromechanical fitters. Anything to do with train modification, Mane sourced and supplied it.

Mane was able to fill every single vacancy with top talent quickly and efficiently. Once contractors were in situ, consultants visited the site weekly to ensure that they were well looked after to ensure retention levels, providing support and advice as well as new uniform and PPE. Any issues were also covered off with the client on a weekly basis. As part of the contract, Mane was required to monitor and report upon a number of key factors continually, including working conditions, availability of PPE, working practices, equipment, signage, welfare, rest facilities and the general condition of site. 

Mane prides itself on its collaborative approach to contractor recruitment and these regular communication meetings with clients are indicative of a drive to support continuous improvement.  Mane’s dedicated compliance team was responsible for all legislative due diligence, managing training and health and safety issues on the project. Processes such as auto-alerts for any professionals whose tickets were due to expire during the project ensured that Mane and its contractors were not only compliant but also ahead of the game.  

The client was incredibly impressed with the service it received during that project, which Mane delivered with zero issues until the end of the agreement, ultimately ensuring that Transport for London had access to the talent it needed throughout the project and that contractors were fully supported in their roles. 

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