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Happy International Women’s Day!

March 8, 2021

ISS Labour have lots of incredible women who are an integral part of our continued success. Whether it be apprentices, trackworkers, administrators, managers, project engineers, Directors and many more, today we celebrate these fantastic women and their achievements. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them! At ISS Labour we support […]

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ISS Labour New Product Innovation

October 14, 2020

ISS Labour have designed, manufactured and introduced a state-of-the-art rechargeable battery and LED lighting system for works in tunnels, embankments and confined spaces. The battery and lighting strip are designed to replace existing link-lighting systems in order to meet our clients’ carbon emission targets and reduce noise pollution on site. The Capellastrip™ lighting strip is […]

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ISS Labour OLE Division support platform extension works at Wigan North Western Station

October 8, 2020

Wigan North Western Station is set to undergo a multi-million-pound platform extension to provide passengers between Manchester and Leeds with longer trains. As part of these works our OLE Project team have successfully completed the OLE de-wirement works on the Platform 2 to allow Platform 3 to be extended for our client – Buckingham Group. […]

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ISS Labour Albany Road S&T Works

September 22, 2020

Our ISSL Signalling Teams have recently successfully undertaken a sub-contract package of works during the busy August Bank Holiday weekend at Albany Road. The S&T works involved the Installation and associated SMTH Works and Engineering support with supply of CRE. All S&T works completed on time with zero accidents or incidents. Our Signalling Operations Director […]

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Like Father, Like Son

April 27, 2020

A father and son duo have been helping Network Rail to upgrade the railway and keep critical supplies and key workers moving during the Covid-19 crisis.  Howerd Kernahan, a senior programme manager for Network Rail and his son Rafael, who is a track worker for ISS Labour, are part of the Central Rail Systems Alliance […]

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ISS Labour achieves Cyber Essentials accreditation

April 21, 2020

ISS Labour are pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded the Cyber Essentials accreditation. This latest accreditation demonstrates ISS Labour’s commitment to information security management and means that it meets all GDPR regulations with approving certification. This will allow ISS Labour to bid for national level contracts, supplying rail services across rail, metro […]

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ISS Labour proud sponsors of the IRail STEM event

March 10, 2020

We were very proud to be sponsors of the annual IRail STEM event that took place on 5th March at the Derby Conference Centre. Elaine Clark Chief Executive officer of Rail Forum Midlands said “I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your support today and for making it such a success […]

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ISS Labour proud to support iRail

February 12, 2020

ISS Labour are proud to support the Rail Forum Midlands flagship schools engagement event iRail which is taking place on 5th March 2020. Now in its 12th year and nationally recognised as one of the industry’s leading schools engagement programmes, iRail is vitally important if we want to ensure we have a pipeline of young […]

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ISS Labour focused on collaboration with new Director appointment

December 19, 2019

ISS Labour, the leading rail services provider, has announced the appointment of Simon Higgens to the new role of Group Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Director. Following a CP6 round which was very positive for the company, ISS Labour is targeting significant growth in the next few years. The Group role has been created in […]

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ISS Labour Health and Wellbeing Day

December 13, 2019

We are pleased to announce that our second Health and Wellbeing event of 2019 held earlier this week has been a great success with a record number of attendees.  The event which focussed on mental health awareness and dealing with addiction was held at our Manchester office and featured guest speakers John Ryan and Martyn […]

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ISSL Health & Wellbeing Day – 10th December 2019

December 5, 2019

ISS Labour Ltd place significant focus on proactively supporting our people with regard to their health & wellbeing. Our latest health & wellbeing event will focus on two key areas very relevant to the rail industry – mental health and drug & alcohol addiction. The event will be hosted by John Ryan – an acclaimed […]

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Acton Grange Blockade

August 9, 2019

ISS Labour have recently been busy supporting the Acton Grange Blockade over the last 16 days for our client S&C Northern Alliance. Throughout the 16 day blockade, ISS Labour have assisted the Alliance in installing 48 switch panels, 1133 yards plain line, new OLE and S&T equipment. Our Track division have been supplying over 90+ […]

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ISS Labour NHS Tovertafel Fundraising

August 6, 2019

ISS Labour are pleased to support the fundraising efforts of the NHS University Hospitals of Derby and Burton to help them purchase a much needed Tovertafel for the dementia ward.  The Tovertafel is an interactive downward projection system that helps to create moments of happiness for those living with dementia and those around them. The […]

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ISSL OLE Project team respond to emergency embankment works – Merefield

June 18, 2019

Our OLE Project team have successfully completed works on an emergency embankment scheme in Northampton for our client – Murphy Group. As part of the works a new OLE structure / Cantilever has been installed and re-droppering of 2 spans undertaken and then the redundant OLE structure removed. Our OLE Engineering Project Manager (Natalie Dickinson) […]

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SAA Footbridge install at Stirling Station

May 14, 2019

Our ISSL Isolation teams had a busy May Bank Holiday weekend recently in undertaking over 25 Isolations throughout the UK, including Stirling, Glasgow, Newcastle, Penrith, Liverpool, Birmingham and London to name a few areas. We have deployed over 150 Isolation staff over the Bank Holiday weekend with zero incidents or accidents and 100% staff attendance. […]

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ISS Labour are Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

May 13, 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week the mental […]

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Gold Safety Award for member of ISS Labour

March 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Fred Wellington who works from our Caerphilly office has been presented with our prestigious Gold Safety Award for his outstanding actions in preventing a potential suicide on the Infrastructure. On March 7th Fred arrived for work and as he was about to commence his duties the signaller contacting him […]

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ISS Labour Health and Well Being Event Declared a Huge Success

March 8, 2019

Our health and well being event which was held over the 5th and 6th of March has been a huge success with excellent attendance from our workforce, customers and supply chain on both days. The event included the following activities: Access to a qualified Nurse who undertook a number of health checks and provided a […]

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ISS Labour Sydney Road Bridge Stage 2

March 4, 2019

Our ISS Labour OLE project division have been busy in February at Sydney Road Bridge in Crewe supporting Murphy’s Bridge reconstruction on stage 2. ISS Labour installed insulated return conductor wires, stove pipes, spider plates, 8 x bridge arms, OLE modifications and bonding works supported by the ISS Labour isolation team. We have been supporting […]

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ISS Labour Health and Wellbeing Days – All welcome

February 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we are holding two more health and well-being days on 5th and 6th of March at our Manchester Offices. The days which are open to all to attend will include the following: Occupational Assessments with the H & W Nurse throughout both days Talks on Mental Health and Wellbeing […]

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ISS Labour Partnership with Padley Group

December 13, 2018

ISS Labour are proud to announce that we have become Corporate Partners with a local charity for the homeless, Padley. We will be working closely with them over the coming year to support them in achieving their charitable aims. Padley’s Charity Aim “To support, empower and enable the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our local […]

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ISS Labour Reaches 1000 Sentinel Registered Workers

November 19, 2018

ISS Labour’s continued growth and success was marked by another fantastic milestone with the company reaching 1000 sentinel registered workers! This is a testament to the hard work and commitment by our resource teams who support the major Principle Contractors on the UK Rail Network and help them successfully meet their delivery objectives. Not only […]

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ISS Labour Support World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2018

Presented by the World Federation of Mental Health, World Mental Health Day will be on October 10, 2018. The goal is to help raise mental health awareness. Each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity. In this respect we would […]

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ISS Labour Liverpool Limestreet Blockade Stage 5

August 9, 2018

Both our track and OLE divisions have recently been busy supporting the Liverpool Lime Street stage 5 blockade over the last 8 weeks for our client S&C Northern Alliance. Our resource division have been supplying over 90+ safety critical staff every day including supervisors, engineers, crane / machine controllers, COSS’s and track workers. Our OLE […]

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ISS Labour West Coast Main Line OLE Works

July 30, 2018

Our ISS Labour overhead line equipment (OLE) engineering team have recently been busy undertaking OLE sub-contract works on the West Coast Main Line (WCML) in the Northwest. Our OLE division managed all works including fabrication and procurement of materials, supply of all OLE resources, supply and management of MEWP’s and crane. Summary of works:- • […]

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ISS Labour has Signed the Mindful Employer Charter

May 24, 2018

The charter is for employers who are positive about mental health is a voluntary agreement seeking to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach. The charter is one element of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER initiative which is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and supporting businesses in recruiting […]

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ISS Labour Bearded Biker Raises Money for Air Ambulance

May 10, 2018

One of our colleagues Graham Carney recently took part in the bike4lifefest charity event in order to help raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance.  Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is one of the biggest biker events in the country, attracting over 11,000 bikers.  Starting from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury, the Ride Out takes participants […]

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ISS Labour Wolverhampton Station Electrification

April 17, 2018

The ISS Labour senior electrification delivery team were out over the weekend at Wolverhampton Station installing a permanent earth section for our client and undertaking all safety critical duties including ES, points op, MC’s, isolation staff, OLE engineers, linesmen and section proving engineer. Safe system of work, isolation planning, production of methodology (WPP & TB) […]

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ISS Labour Supporting Newcastle S&C Blockade

February 15, 2018

ISS Labour workers recently played an integral part in supporting Network Rail on their Great North Rail project which has been undertaken to transform rail travel in the north of England.  Network Rail have stated the project is “part of their plan to stimulate economic growth in the north of England through better connections between […]

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ISS Labour ‘Time to Talk Day’ Thursday 1st February 2018

January 31, 2018

Thursday the 1st of february is ‘Time to Talk Day’ – a day when everyone is encouraged to have a conversation about mental health. At ISS Labour, we know that it benefits us all to talk about mental health.  ‘Time to Talk Day’ is run by Time to Change to help spread the word that […]

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ISS Labour OLE Teams Supporting S&C Northern Alliance

January 25, 2018

ISS Labour OLE teams have been supporting the S&C North Alliance on a high profile blockade just outside Newcastle Station. Our Isolation Engineers have recently been busy successfully implementing the 9 day Blockade isolation for our client (S&C North Alliance) at Newcastle South. The complex isolation involved operating 10 x lineside isolator switches to maintain […]

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ISS Labour are Getting Involved in Road Safety Week

November 8, 2017

In the UK speeding is still a major problem. It causes needless crashes, untold suffering and stops people living safe and healthy lives.  Driving is unpredictable and if something unexpected happens on the road ahead – such as a child stepping out from between parked cars – it is a driver’s speed that will determine […]

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ISS Labour Makes Donation to Derby’s Royal School for the Deaf

November 3, 2017

Having heard the Headteacher at Derby’s Royal School for the Deaf appeal for funds to help pay for a specialist speaker system at the Dinner at a recent Roundhouse event, Gary Beeston, the Managing Director of ISS Labour decided to make a donation to the school.  The ‘Front Row’ speaker system allows the deaf or very […]

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ISS Labour Supply Two Major Rail Blockades in the North West

October 18, 2017

ISS Labour has been supporting the Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton to Roby blockades these last two weeks with the provision of OLE teams, safety critical, track and compound staff.  The OLE division are providing isolations on behalf of Network Rail and have been involved in the planning and submission of all the relevant isolation […]

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ISS Labour Training Division is Gold Standard

September 26, 2017

We are pleased to announce our National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) audit results where we have received the prestigious Gold Standard classification.  This rating demonstrates our Training Centre as being ‘highly effective’ in all of its assessment categories. NSAR is the Government’s licensing authority for all railway training providers and is the only authority […]

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ISS Labour Colleague Wins Don’t Walk By Safety Award

June 13, 2017

We are pleased and proud to announce that our OLE Isolation Supervisor (Liam Sheehan) who is seconded to Carillion Plain Line depot at Preston has been awarded the Lifeguard’s don’t walk by safety award for contributing towards keeping the workforce safe. Liam has been awarded the safety certificate for reporting several close calls and by […]

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CEO Launches Our New Safety Poster Campaign

May 8, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new safety poster campaign which has been introduced as one of several safety initiatives which are being driven throughout the business. The purpose of the campaign is to regularly target key safety issues within the posters and to cascade the information throughout our workforce, client base […]

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Running Man

April 13, 2017

Well done to our colleague who recently completed the ASICS Marathon to raise money for the Friends of Ward 84 who support a children’s cancer ward in Manchester. Kevin says that whilst it was one of the hardest things he has ever done he really enjoyed the experience of training and taking part. He took […]

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Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Rail Visits ISS

March 31, 2017

Our CEO, Simon Higgens and OLE Director, Colin Kelly hosted Neil Robertson, the Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Rail, at ISS Labour’s Overhead Line Engineering Training Centre in Salford on Friday.  Drawing on the expertise and skills of some of the Rail Industry’s most experienced OLEC trainers and assessors, he recognised that […]

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ISS Labour Sponsor Glasgow Veterans United

March 17, 2017

ISS Labour have recently sponsored Glasgow’s Helping Heroes Glasgow Veterans United initiative.  Working in partnership with the National Health Service and the Rangers Charity Foundation, the scheme delivers a 12 week Health & Wellbeing course for Veterans based in Glasgow and its surrounding area.  The course consists of self-improvement mentoring, fitness training and working towards […]

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Recruiter Fast 50! ISS Labour are proud to be a part of SPS Group.

February 24, 2017

Ongoing growth at ISS Labour, Driver Hire and Driver Hire Australia has helped propel the Specialist People Services Group into the Recruiter Fast 50. The SPS Group is ranked at number 26 in the list which shows the fastest-growing privately-owned recruitment companies in the UK, according to revenue growth over the past three years. It […]

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ISS Labour becomes BRONZE accredited

February 20, 2017

Following our recent on-site audit we are pleased to confirm that we have met and passed the FORS bronze criteria gaining us membership to the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. With over 4,250 members, FORS is gaining […]

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Running Man

February 6, 2017

One of our colleagues Kevin Cooper is currently in training to run the ASICS Marathon in April 2017 in order to raise money and awareness for Ward 84 of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital who treat and care for children with blood and cancerous diseases. Kevin recently attended a charity event and after hearing about […]

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ISS Labour Ltd supports Jeanfield Swifts Ladies

January 31, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we are the official Home Kit Sleeve sponsor for the Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 team Jeanfield Swifts Ladies for the 2017 season.  Brian Madden, our Programme Manager in East Kilbride was delighted to offer the company’s sponsorship for the forthcoming season and we are proud to display the […]

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Be a Part of Our Success!

January 20, 2017

Due to the continued success of our Electrification Division, ISS Labour Ltd are looking to expand and recruit the following OLE staff in the North West and across the UK. • OLEC5 CRE’s • OLE Engineers • OLEC4 Supervisors • OLEC3 linesmen • Machine Controller with MEWP • Nominated Person Level A • Authorised Person […]

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ISS OLE Teams Successfully Complete Multiple Works Over Christmas

January 20, 2017

ISS OLE Engineers successfully delivered 3 packages of sub-contract works over the Festive period on the East Coast Main Line and West Coast Main Line. Our OLE construction teams including OLEC2, OLEC3 linesmen, Machine Controllers, OLEC4 & OLEC5 Supervisors / Engineers installed new overhead line equipment and undertook wire slews. Additionally, the work involved installing […]

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ISS OLE Teams busy preparing for Christmas

December 16, 2016

Christmas will be a busy time for our OLE division with a record number of OLE staff deployed to support our key client’s electrification programmes. Our Electrification Engineers will be isolating the Electrified lines across the UK at Glasgow, Doncaster, Liverpool, Rugby, Nuneaton and London.  In addition our OLE construction teams including OLEC2, OLEC3 linesmen, […]

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ISS Labour’s Natalie Dickinson named Rail Engineer of the Year

December 9, 2016

ISS Labour’s Natalie Dickinson wins at the The RailStaff Awards ISS Labour, the rail recruitment arm of the SPS group, has seen one of its leading engineers, Natalie Dickinson, named Rail Engineer of the Year at this year’s Rail Staff Awards. Based at the firm’s Salford office, Natalie has more than thirteen years’ experience specialising […]

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Supporting the introduction of faster, greener electric trains in Wales

December 2, 2016

Working with customer Network Rail, our track renewals team from Bristol successfully completed track lowering works in Patchway Tunnels (up and down) and Little Stoke Farm, as part of the Severn Tunnel closure also known as the ‘Severn Tunnel Autumn Disruption’ or STAD for short. This work is a critical element of the overall project […]

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