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Celvac has demonstrated its dedication to business systems excellence by passing two rigorous external audits with flying colours. It has passed...
Business Standards11.07.2017 | Marketing
Celvac has demonstrated its dedication to business systems excellence by passing two rigorous external audits with flying colours. It has passed renewal audits for OHSAS 1800, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, successfully transitioning over to the new 2015 standards and again received 100% status in its Verify Assessment. In both cases, the audit reports reflected high standards set in maintaining the required management systems. Claire Gottwaltz, General Manager for Celvac said, "We are very pleased with the audit reports we have received. We do not see these accreditations as a tick box exercise and its pleaseing to know that we have robust systems in place to assess and control the quality, health, safety and environmental performance of our operations. Congratulations go to all involved in making sure our systems are robust and industry leading".
WaterAid raft race07.07.2017 | Marketing
Our raft the "Tenby Tanic" made it to the end, we came 19th out of 35 and everyone on board stayed relatively dry although they've all got some big blisters to be proud of. We made quite a splash with our Welsh crafted vessel and will definitely be competing next year. So far we've raised nearly £2000 for WaterAid which is fantastic but we would like to beat this total so if you haven't still donated please visit our page www.justgiving.com/fund…/companyteam-tenbytanic-wateraid2017. Well done to Michell, Peta, Callum, Jamie, Rhys and Robin for their rowing efforts and to Ben and Nigel for shoreline support and the cold beers at the end.
Excellence Award 2017 DCWW04.07.2017 | Marketing
We won an award!!!
Last week at the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Health, Safety and Wellbeing Conference in Swansea the Celvac team won an Excellence Award for excellent safety standards, near miss and hazard reporting. We are very proud of this achievement and it's all down to the efforts of everyone every day on site, in the workshop and in our offices. Pictured in the photo are Peter Horsley, Celvac's Contract Manager for the DCWW contract and Steve Van Rhyn, Health and Safety Manager.
WaterAid Raft Race03.07.2017 | Marketing
Over the years, Celvac has supported WaterAid, a great charity that has teams in 37 countries across the world working to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to safe water, toilets and hygiene. Since 2014, 2015 and 2016 we have raised nearly £2000 per year for this valuable cause and we want to continue our efforts throughout 2017 so the “TenbyTanic” is taking to the cold waters of the Thames and participating in Thames Water’s Annual Raft Race. The raft is home-built and will consist of 6 Celvac brave sailors paddling their way through the murky waters around Reading this July! For footage of its maiden voyage visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/celvac.co.uk.
If you would like to show your support for our team and this fantastic charity then please visit our Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/companyteam-tenbytanic-wateraid2017 and make a donation.
AD & Bio-Gas expo30.06.2017 | Marketing
Come and talk to us on our stand about how we can help optimise your processes. We're looking forward to see you.
Storm Tank cleaning15.05.2017 | Marketing
Another storm tank cleaned for a framework client.
Working at height15.05.2017 | Marketing
2 examples of recent pump exchange and screen repairs that our confined space teams have carried out on some of the larger pumping stations we help maintain
PST Cleaning16.03.2017 | Marketing
PST cleaning this week by our confined space team, using extendable lances and counter balance winch access for when entry was made. Another job completed and another satisfied client.
Potable Water Tank Cleaning17.02.2017 | Marketing
Today HV7 and our Clean Water confined space crew cleaned a sludge holding tank on a potable works, under a very tight timeframe and against incoming flows controlled by tankers. Job was complete within 3 hours, our client is very happy and we are now scheduled to do it every 6 months. Well done Danny, Scott B and Paul B.
Pump Exchange 35m deep09.02.2017 | Marketing
Another pump exchange has been undertaken by Celvac's confined space team, safely and successfully. Over the years we have assisted with the removal and replacement of pumps and other pieces of equipment from deep confined spaces and on this occasion the pump was retrieved from a depth of over 35m. This operation involved 3 cranes, 1 x 100t to lift the pump, 1 x 25t to lift the man-riding basket and another crane on standby for emergency retrieval of the man-riding basket. Our team was equipped with full BA and life jackets and followed a safe system of work that was developed in partnership between Celvac, the client and the crane company. In fact this methodology has been adopted by our client as best practice across all of their regions of operations.
Wet Weather Tankering Support06.02.2017 | Claire Gottwaltz
Our fleet of 3k to 6k tankers have been busy assisting Thames Water in dealing with rising water levels across their pumping station network all weekend. If you need any support, then ring 01834 845511, 24hrs a day.
Digester Cleaning 201702.02.2017 | Claire Gottwaltz
We've had a busy start to 2017, having already finished the cleaning of 2 waste water digesters. We've processed over 3000m3 of waste via our mobile screening units and are now waiting for these assets to be handed back to us for purging and refilling.
Sps Cleaning January 201702.02.2017 | Claire Gottwaltz
It’s been a busy start to 2017 with our sewage pumping station cleaning crews visiting over 500 SPS assets across the Thames, Welsh Water and Wessex regions this month. Carrying out both top and entry cleans, the majority have been part of the planned maintenance programmes we deliver for clients but some have been in response to SPS performance issues and in readiness for specific weather events.
Our confined space cleaning crews have also had the opportunity to put the newest addition to our hyper-vac fleet through its paces. HV25 is proving to be a compact and powerful 2000 gallon 1200 CFM unit that can reach difficult to access locations, is equipped with Chapter 8 Traffic management and can recover and discharge materials from up to 100m deep and up to 300m in distance.
HV25 Ready to go29.09.2016 | Claire Gottwaltz
HV25, the 1st of our 4xwheeler hypervacs is ready to go.
Safety Stand Down 201621.09.2016 |
The first of our Safety Stand Down days took place in Tenby this year during which we focused on refresher training of key life saving skills and equipment, such as wearing and using BA / Escape Sets, fire extinguisher training and responding to site pollution events. The next day takes place at our Slough depot..
Expansion of vehicle fleet21.09.2016 |
HV25 taking shape and should be on the road middle of October. This will be the first of 3 joining our fleet this year.
Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning21.09.2016 | Claire Gottwaltz
Pop in for a slice and coffee between Monday 25th Friday and 30th September but better make it early in case it all goes quickly!!
Safety poster winners11.08.2016 | Claire Gottwaltz
Congratulations to Alice, Toni and Thea for their efforts in our safety poster competition. We received some great colourful ideas that will be used throughout the year to underpin our exemplary safety and welfare performance.
Brave the Shave - Well Done Dave!!09.08.2016 | Claire Gottwaltz
Well done to one of our HGV drivers operating out of our Slough depot who braved the shave for Macmillan and raised £200 !!
700 m3 feed tank cleaned and ready for inspection05.08.2016 | Claire Gottwaltz
GSU 2 on the move05.08.2016 | Claire Gottwaltz
GSU 2 has just successfully completed a digester clean in Wales and will be on its way to the Taunton area.
UVDB Verify Accreditation05.08.2016 | Claire Gottwaltz
UVDB Verify accreditation has been renewed with the team achieving 100% in every category. This underpins our ongoing commitment to improving standards and ensuring our site delivery is to the higest quality, environmental and safety standards.
Job Opportunities01.07.2016 | Claire Gottwaltz
We have the following job opportunities available within Celvac:
- HR Supervisor - this role will involve the management of training requirements, deal with personnel issues, manage new starters and their inductions, monitor performance and deal with disciplinary issues when they arise.
- Logistics Support - we are looking for someone who can support the project managers in reacting to unscheduled work, to include assigning resources, preparing kit, safety documentation and liaising with other internal divisions.
- Project Supervisor for Filtration Work - our filtration work in both the potable and waste water industry is growing and we have an exciting opportunity for someone to get involved in pricing, visiting clients, managing site teams and monitoring site performance.
- Team Leaders - if you are good at managing a team, have a good understanding of wet well cleaning and looking for a challenge then we have a number of vacancies for team leaders.
For more information on any of these positions, then please contact Claire@celvac.co.uk with your CV or phone 01834 845511.
FORS Bronze Level17.12.2015 | Claire Gottwaltz
Celvac is proud to announce its achievement of the Bronze level of the Fleet Operator's Recognition Scheme (FORS). In Celvac's quest to continually improve systems, delivery and client satisfaction, this accreditation is further confirmation that we put safety, quality and environmental performance at the heart of our operations.
Celvac supports Comic Relief 201517.03.2015 | Claire Gottwaltz
The Celvac team had fun raising money for Comic Relief this year and organised a bake off between a number of employees. A total of £52.00 was raised in exchange for cupcakes, slices of sponge cakes and coconut macaroons. A few pounds were shed by everyone and a few gained around the waistline!
Water Aid fundraising07.01.2015 | Claire Gottwaltz
2014 was a busy year for Celvac, not just workwise but having fun as well. A total of just over £2000 was donated to WaterAid from employee contributions that were matched by the company, via raising sponsorship when we participated in the WaterAid football tournament organised by Thames Water and after raffling a number of Swansea City football tickets. We all hope to keep up the good work into 2015 and suggestions on how to raise more money will always be considered.
Expansion of vehicle fleet25.09.2014 | Claire Gottwaltz
During Celvac's Safety Stand Down day new additions to the Celvac fleet were launched. A number of new vans have been added along with HV19, a 3000 gallon vacuum tanker. The tanker was designed and built in -house by our specialist engineering team and joins our existing fleet currently working across the UK. A number of new high sided vans have also been purchased and fitted with additional safety features, including roof access systems that reduce the need for personnel to stand on the top of the vans that previously put themselves and others at risk. Joining these vans are a number of smaller vehicles assigned to the projects team and the mechanical fitters. The mechanical fitters van has been kitted out with all the necessary equipment to be able to respond promptly to the majority of roadside breakdowns and technical problems.
Stand Down for Safety Training Day05.09.2014 | Claire Gottwaltz
The entire Celvac team got together for their Safety Stand Down day at the end of August. This day provided everyone with the opportuity to be refreshed with basic skills training, team leader development, driver training and was an excellent forum to discuss developments within the company. It was also an ideal opportunity to showcase some of the newer vehicles of the fleet and get to know new recruits better.
Training Award03.04.2014 | Claire Gottwaltz
We are proud to annonce that Ben Field Thomas was awarded the "longest serving Trainee" award at a recent presentation evening at Pembrokeshire College. Since 2010 Ben has undertaken a number of learning and development courses, ranging from IOSH Managing Safely, C&G High Risk Confined Space Training, New Street Works, First Aid and LOLER in Confined Spaces, training regimes that have all contributed to his promotion in 2012 from Confined Space Team Leader to Projects Supervisor. He is now responsible for managing a team of between 10 to 20 Celvac individuals assigned to our Thames Water contract for the provision of emergency tankering and wet well cleaning. Congratulations Ben!
Emergency Tankering across Thames region05.03.2014 | Claire Gottwaltz
Since January 2014 Celvac's fleet of tankers and hypervacs have been very busy responding to emergency tankering requirements across the Thames region and have helped lots of local communities with flood prevention and flow control from sewage pumping stations. Many residents have emailed and phoned us to say a big thank you for all of our efforts, some of their comments are below:
"A huge thank you on behalf of all the residents of our little road, please pass on our appreciation of your guys' huge efforts in keeping our homes safe... it's made this awful experience somewhat bearable" (Woodmanfield residents)
" A big thank you to Celvac for all the help shown. Your people are one in a million, very professional, friendly and very polite and have kept our homes free from water and sewage" (Upton Grey residents)
New truck joins our fleet17.05.2013 | Claire Gottwaltz
Welcome to the newest addition to our vehicle fleet. Keep an eye out for it working hard across the Thames area.
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WaterAid raft race | Marketing
Our raft the "Tenby Tanic" made it to the end, we came 19th out of 35 and everyone on board stayed relatively dry although they've...