CPMS tailor processes and procedures to make them work for our clients.

We recognise that improved safety, assurance and care for the environment only happen when positive changes to working culture are entrenched. We go beyond the normal 'tick box' approach to help clients change 'hearts and minds' and embed lasting change.

Our advice is backed-up by experience, an understanding of how to spark culture change and formal accreditations.

Our tried and tested safety management systems are approved to act as a Principal Contractor and audited by Achilles Link-up.  We are also approved suppliers to several construction and rail companies. 

CPMS  holds four ISO accreditiations 18001, 4301, 9001, and 14001. This demonstrats our consistent commitment to delivering high quality services underpinned by robust processes and procedures.

We have successfully supported our clients to achieve Principal Contractor licences and have discharged the key Construction (Design Management) Regulations duties of Principal Contractor and Principal Designer for our clients.

In addition, we take time to plan and manage our work, analysing all risks and adjusting where necessary.

We take care to protect the environments within which we work and aim to leave a positive imprint by incorporating sustainable materials, upcycling and re-cycling.

We've upcycled oil and gas pipes to use as steel piles, selected timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and re-cycle on-site waste.

Thorough ecological surveys help us to protect and support local wildlife and vegetation. Whenever possible we try to improve local biodiversity.

Principal contractor from Shenfield to Southend Victoria re-electrification

The purpose of the Shenfield to Southend (SSV) Overhead Line (OLE) Renewals project is to replace the existing fixed tension OLE between Shenfield and Southend Victoria with a modern auto-tensioned system.

When complete, the project will have replaced 76no. tension lengths of OLE and undertaken associated foundation, structure and registration works.

CPMS were entrusted to be principal contractor on this project from the onset. We've worked on this project since 2013 without incurring a single RIDOR. We believe this is a result of our tailored safety processes and procedures and the development of a strong safety focused culture.

As part of this project we found that badgers were living close to where new structures had to be installed. The client would usually apply for a licence to move the badgers, a process that takes time and money. Following our ecology survey (undertaken during the early stages of the project) we decided to redesign our structures rather than move the badgers.

When working on the railway a large proportion of time and money is linked to gaining access. That's why one of our first actions as Principal Contractor was to identify if any improvements could be made. Following a review, we were successful in installing seven new track access points, giving us faster access to the railway. In addition, we helped the client negotiate an enhanced mid-week access strategy. These two adjustments helped the client save approximately £2m and meant that the project could be finished a year earlier than originally anticipated while also creating a legacy of improved access for the future maintainer.


Being able to work at the railway design stage to avoid the need to relocate badgers is a major environmental breakthrough and cost-saving, which we would like to see rolled out across the rail network.
Dominic Dyer
Badger Trust’s CEO

Case Studies

East West Rail Project

CPMS is currently undertaking environmental services on behalf of Network Rail on the East West Rail Programme, covering both Phases 1 and 2. Phase 1 is presently in the detailed design and construction stage, here our CPMS Environment Manager is advising the client team on all aspects of environmental management both on site and in the office. We are also overseeing the contractor's environmental management resource and guiding the direction of the project's environmental management.

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