Barton Manor
Internal Decorations
Project Duration:
11 months

Due to our long standing working relationship with Kier we were awarded the painting and decorating package for Barton Manor new build school, located in Canterbury.  The project was delivered over 11 months which included painting to 215 rooms set over 3 floors and a 2 storey sports block consisting of a sports hall and changing rooms.  Due to the open plan design, there were double and triple height walls in some areas which required specialist access equipment.  We hired a Skyjack SJ4632 scissor lift which had a working height of 11.75m and worked off MK1 podiums, both of which were supplied by our approved supplier Plant Hire Company, who provided LOLER inspections and inspection certificates for the podiums.  The specialist working at height equipment was used to apply metal paint to steel beams on the ceiling of the sports hall.

Skilled and trained operatives were deployed for the duration of the project, however due to the distance away from London we ensured a further 50% more operatives were inducted allowing us to bring in extra labour at short notice who would be familiar with the client/contract to keep the programme to schedule. All operatives are qualified to NVQ level 2 and above, all vetted and hold DBS photographic cards.

Working in occupied premises meant the following measures were implemented to ensure the safety of all customers and members of the public who encountered our works, together with staff at all locations on site:

  • All operatives are 100% directly employed by McLoughlin, wearing McLoughlin logo uniform and carry photographic ID cards at all times
  • All operatives were subject to a DBS/Safeguarding check
  • Code of Conduct issued to all operatives working in occupied premises
  • Timestation electronic sign in and out of all operatives
  • Operative Security Training via toolbox talks, site induction
  • Specific RAMS and Construction Phase Plan were produced
  • Security for premises, storage and plant
  • Protection of equipment and machinery
  • Control measures implemented for noise and dust